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Born on 1932 – Died on April 10, 2014

Barry Moncrieffe


Barry Moncrieffe served as “the clay” on which many leading male roles in the National Dane Theatre Company (NDTC) were molded for some three decades. Mr. Moncrieffe did early training in Eddy Thomas Dance Workshop, in summer schools at the University of the West Indies, Mona and later on scholarship at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in New York. He served as the Company’s principal dance tutor and senior lecturer in dance at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (School of Dance). Moncrieffe also taught and performed in the Caribbean, Germany, England, China, Finland and at Vassar College in the United States. He appeared with the last States-wide tour by the famous Anna Sokolow before finally returning to his native Jamaica and the NDTC. A Musgrave Medallist and more recently a National Honours Award Recipient (Commander of Distinction, CD) he made his debut as a choreographer for the NDTC in 2002 with a dance-work based on Bruckins Party in collaboration with Founding Member and dance icon Joyce Campbell.