Gregory J. Hanks is a New Jersey based performing and teaching artist. Originally from Maplewood, NJ, Gregory has had an undying passion for the arts for as long as he can remember. His arts training began as student of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s (NJPAC) Summer Youth Performance Workshop, also at NJPAC, he performed in numerous musicals with the New Jersey Youth Theatre (formally WYACT), and studied dance at the Newark School of the Arts, under the artistic guidance of Mr. Alfred Gallman. Gregory holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a concentration in Dance from Montclair State University’s College of the Arts where he performed in the MainStage productions of Cabaret, The Full Monty (Horse), and Crazy For You. As a dancer at Montclair State, he had opportunity to dance with the MSU Repertory Dance Company in works by Bill T. Jones, Shapiro & Smith, Susan Marshall, and Sean Curran to name a few. As an actor, Gregory has performed at regional theaters across the country. Select credits include: Five Guys Named Moe (GOO Inc. Productions) On Kentucky Avenue (The Triad Theatre, NYC), Oklahoma! (Portland Center Stage), Hairspray (Arkansas Repertory Theatre & Phoenix Theatre), Dreamgirls (Cohoes Music Hall), and the New Jersey premiere of Parade (Alexander Kasser Theatre). He is also a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and is excited to be on joining the dance staff at the Westfield Area Y!
Art is Hope.