Alice Teirstein

Alice Teirstein is a New York dancer, choreographer and award-winning dance educator, and is proud to be associated with DEL. Alice has an extensive background in nurturing creative work from teenagers. She designed and developed the dance curriculum for grades 7-12 at the Fieldston School, where she served on the faculty for over 3 decades, leading the dance program. She initiated the dance program’s Dance Out Project, bringing her students into the South Bronx public schools, and into the city’s homeless shelters where they served as group leaders in dance workshops, for which she received an award from the city’s Human Resources Administration and from NYFA. For three years she was Co-Director of the 92nd Street Y’s Young Masters Repertory Ensemble. For many years she was on the dance faculty of the Mid-Westchester Y, where she directed the Y’s teen dance ensemble. She was recently appointed as a Teaching Artist for the Dance Theater of Harlem’s outreach program, Dancing Through Barriers.