Arianne MacBean currently teaches dance at California State University Long Beach, Pasadena City College, and Glendale Community College. At CSULB, she has taught graduate seminars in Dance Management, as well as graduate level Modern Technique and Composition. At PCC, she has taught Beginning and Intermediate Hip Hop, and Dance History; and at GCC she has taught Modern Technique and Dance History. She also leads Memory Writing Workshops at Casa Treatment Center in Pasadena for women in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. In addition, she has spent many years working with U.S. military veterans leading free Memory Writing & Movement Workshops. She is a firm believer in the healing powers of creative writing and movement.
Arianne created and developed Scripting the Body curriculum with the DURFEE Scholarship, which integrates writing and movement studies as a means for creating dance-theater compositions. Workshops explore the relationship between the language of movement and the language of text, their interconnectivity and infinite reflective possibilities. Arianne has taught Scripting the Body workshops and Artist Residencies at Scripps College, CalArts, Los Angeles Valley College, LACDC Summer Intensive, and numerous National Dance Education Organization conferences across the nation.
Read Arianne's "Scripting the Body" essay published in the Journal of Dance Education: