We interviewed Professor Rebudal, who joined Pace three years ago, about his unorthodox career trajectory, from broadcast journalist to dancer and choreographer to his current role of management professor and director of the MS in Arts and Entertainment Management.
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITIES
A native of Honolulu, Jeff Michael Rebudal, is the Director and Assistant Clinical Professor of Arts & Entertainment Management inaugural graduate program for the Lubin School of Business. He is a member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, National Council of Arts Administrators and is longtime board member for the American College Dance Association and currently serves as Vice President for Membership. He has also been a performing arts panelist for New York Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Council, The Kresge Foundation, among others. Jeff is Artistic Director Rebudal Dance. He is also an original founding member of the critically acclaimed Seán Curran Company. Mr. Rebudal’s choreographed the American Premier of Philip Himberg’s Paper Dolls in Washington, DC. His opera and theatre choreography credits include L’Etoile (New York City Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Glimmerglass Opera, Bergen National Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Austin Lyric Opera), Romeo et Juliette, La Traviata, La Rondine, and A Little Night Music (Michigan Opera Theatre), and Carmen (Cincinnati Opera) in which the Metropolitan Opera News described the dances as “…delightful choreography…. a bright moment.” He also choreographed Two Gentlemen of Verona for The Old Globe and his concert dance choreography has also been presented at Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project, Lincoln Center, NYC Downtown Dance Festival, Cunningham Studio, and DUMBO Dance Festival, among other venues such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila and Anargyrios & Korgialenios Theatre of Helioupolis in Greece.
Professor Rebudal finished his final years as Associate Professor and Director of Dance at Wayne State University and has also taught at Connecticut College, University of Oklahoma and Wells College.
Performing Arts Management & Dance
BA, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Dance & Journalism