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John West has been a dancer and a choreographer in the fields of sacred and liturgical dance since 1967. He co-founded the Valyermo Dancers with Bradeline Brown at St. Andrew's Abbey in 1972 as a company dedicated to transforming faith, prayer, and ritual into the Art of the Dance.

His professional career has included being a student and dancer for the premiere danseuse of the Inbal Dance Company of Israel, Margolit Oved Marshall, principal dancer for the Saida Gerard Dance Company, partnering former MGM star Marge Champion, and choreographing for Carol Lawrence's religious concerts. The company has traveled broadly throughout the United States and internationally to Israel and Australia.

You will also find John's choreography in the video of Lucien Deiss' "The Passion of Our Lord According to John" published by World Library Publications.