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Bruce Walczyk has developed a unique approach that combines traditional martial art and performance forms and brings them into a contemporary context. He continues to produce choreography blending these ideas and emphasizes the Malay concept; "Dari Bunga Datang Buah" translating to "from the flower comes the fruit", meaning from the dance comes the combative application in his Martial arts & Dance courses. His most recent work, "The White Rajahs" based on his sabbatical to southeast Asia in spring of 2017 illustrates the story of "The Brooke Dynasty" of Sarawak, Malaysia. Walczyk continues to present his research in martial arts and dance throughout the U.S. and southeast Asia. Walczyk received a master's degree in choreography from UCLA and a bachelor's degree in dance from SUNY Brockport.

Recent Courses Taught

Martial Arts & Dance
Advanced Martial Arts & Dance
Dance Performance
Senior Thesis

Selected Choreography

  • "The White Rajahs," 2017
  • "Cooperation," 2016
  • "Just in Case, "2016
  • 2015: "Just in Case" (Part I)
  • “Stickwork,” 2015
  • “Sigfried, a Tale from the Dark Side,” 2014
  • “Open House at Poindexter’s School of Dance,” Mulatu Astatke, 2013
  • “A Quarter to Twelve,” Richard Lloyd, Lucci & Cruz, 2013
  • “A Slice of Freedom or Schools of Fish,” Hanoi video, Mulatu Astatke, 2012
  • “Time, Network and Sacrifice,” Wendy Carlos, Talking Heads, 2011
  • “The Slave Trader’s Daughter”and "The Slave Trader’s Daughter: The Prequel,” Richard Lloyd, Oojamie, 2011
  • “Open House at Poindexter’s aka Master Pupu’s School of Martial Arts & Dance,” B-52s, Bruce Walczyk, Richard Lloyd, 2010
  • “RAFFO 2010,” The Bugee Bros., Nino Rota, Federico Fellini, 2010
  • “De Naga,” Mulatu Astatke, Angelo Badalamenti, CCR, 2009
  • “Nighttime with Mr. Man,” Angelo Badalamenti, 2009
  • “The Cycle of Branches,” Richard Lloyd, Eno/Byrne, Laurie Anderson, 2008

Professional Affiliations

International Dance Council
American College Dance Association
Cross-Cultural Dance Resources

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

M.A., University of California at Los Angeles
B.S., State University of New York at Brockport

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