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Risa Steinberg

College Division

College Division: 

  • Modern Dance

Contact Information

Contact Information

Born in N.Y.C.

Active member of the dance community for more than 30 years. As a solo artist, teacher, rehearsal coach, and director of the works of José Limón, has toured the world performing and teaching extensively. Former principal dancer with the José Limón Dance Company, Bill Cratty Dance Theater, Annabelle Gamson, Anna Sokolow's Player's Project, Colin Connor, and American Repertory Dance Company of Los Angeles. Guest artist with choreographers including Wally Cardona, Sean Curran, and Danzahoy of Caracas, Venezuela. Her solo concert, A Celebration of Dance, features repertory from Isadora Duncan and Doris Humphrey to contemporary choreographers Wally Cardona and Ann Carlson. As a reconstructor of the works of Limón, has worked with companies and dancers around the world including Nureyev and Friends, Frank Augustyn, Karen Kain, and the Pennsylvania Ballet. Was a dance panelist for the N.Y.S. Council on the Arts and presently sits on the Artists Advisory board for Danspace Project at St. Marks Church.

Degrees and Studies

Trained at the High School for the Performing Arts and The Juilliard School.

The Juilliard School

Faculty (part-time), 2000-04; full-time since 2004; associate director of the Dance Division since 2009.