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Brenton Cheng

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty
KG Dance Studio Office


Brenton Cheng is a teacher, performer, and director of movement-based performance, as well as a core faculty of Integrated Movement Studies Laban/Bartenieff certification program and adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco. In addition to directing his own work, he has performed with internationally-acclaimed Contraband, Zaccho Dance Theater, Angus Balbernie, Kim Epifano, Jo Kreiter & Flyaway Productions, Megan Lowe Dances, and many others, at such places as Jacob's Pillow, Bates Dance Festival, and the Festival d'Avignon, France. He teaches contact improvisation, Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, and somatically-based performance skills to professional and non-professional movers in classes and workshops around the world.


  • Movement education
  • Contact improvisation & partnering
  • Laban/Bartenieff movement studies
  • Composition & performance

Research Areas

  • Somatics
  • Improvisation
  • Movement notation


  • Integrated Movement Studies, CLMA, CMT-SE, 2005
  • Moving On Center, 2002
  • Stanford University, MSME, 1993
  • Princeton University, BSE, 1991

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, USF
  • Core Faculty, Integrated Movement Studies
  • Faculty, Moving On Center