Shaun Keylock is a performance-based artist born and raised in Portland, Oregon. More information on dance performances, classes, and creative research found here.


Shaun Keylock is available for master classes, workshops, guest teaching, and restaging for students.

Each educational and learning program is devised to reflect the professional artistic processes that the company uses in the studio, ensuring that all who participate experience a high-quality approach to learning and thinking about dance.

Technique Class

Where we’ve taught

  • University of Oregon

  • Pacific University

  • Western Oregon University

  • BodyVox Dance Center

  • Columbia Dance

  • NW Dance Project

  • The Portland Ballet

Technique class begins with a warm-up that focuses on skeletal connectivity as a tool for movement initiation and phrasing. Blending somatic awareness and contemporary technique, students learn to expand on ideas of spatial intelligence, rhythm, and sequential movement. Each class builds in momentum and ends by using phrase work to propel through the space changing directions, levels, and timings.

The company's technique classes encourage students to go beyond their physical centers and experience more freedom and daring in their dancing.

Current class schedule

  • Modern Dance
    Taught by Shaun Keylock
    Sundays 10:30am to 12:00pm
    BodyVox Dance Center (map)
    Fall 2019:

  • Contemporary Modern
    Taught by Shaun Keylock
    Mondays 10AM-11:30AM **Begins Sept 9
    NW Dance Project (map)

  • Modern Dance
    Taught by Shaun Keylock
    Tuesdays 7:30PM-9PM **Begins Sept 10
    BodyVox Dance Center (map)


Movement Composition workshops

Movement composition workshops give students experience with our studio’s unique approach to choreography and dance making. Complex phrasework is developed in collaboration with participants through the use of imagery and various movement tasks. This phrase material is then deconstructed into accessible components and rebuilt with emphasis on choreographic potential.

Through the continuous construction and de-construction of the choreographic process, students are provided with various thinking tools for their own work as dancers and dance makers.