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Brenton Cheng

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
KG Dance Studio Office


Brenton Cheng (CLMA, CMT-SE, MSME) is a teacher, director, and performer of improvised and choreographed work, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a teacher, he empowers students to become sophisticated movers through a cultivation of somatic and poetic awareness, as well as fostering a capacity for surrender. In addition to USF, he serves on the faculty of Integrated Movement Studies (Laban/Bartenieff movement analysis certification), and also teaches performance workshops internationally.


  • Movement education
  • Contact improvisation & partnering
  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Bartenieff Fundamentals
  • Performance direction

Research Areas

  • Partnering composition
  • Movement notation
  • Applications of technology to movement education


  • CLMA
  • CMT-SE
  • MSME

Prior Experience

  • Moving On Center, Oakland
  • Integrated Movement Studies, Berkeley