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Christine Chen

Christine Chen, Director of Dance and Adult Programming, joined 92Y in 2014 as Director of Adult Programs, and in 2015, …

John-Mario Sevilla

John-Mario Sevilla, Director of 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center and former 92Y Dance Education Laboratory (DEL) Director …

Megan Doyle

Megan Doyle, Director 92Y School of Dance, holds a Masters Degree in Dance Education from NYU and is a graduate of the Dance Education Laboratory …

Catherine Tharin

Curator, Harkness Dance Center
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Heather Childs

Program Associate, 92Y School of Dance
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Chelsea Spraker

Chelsea Spraker, Administrative Assistant of the Harkness Dance Center, joined 92Y in 2016.

 Nancy Allison

Nancy Allison

Nancy Allison is a New York-based dancer, choreographer, filmmaker and educator. From 1976–85 she was a member of Theater of the Open Eye whe ...

 Jody Arnhold

Jody Arnhold

Jody Gottfried Arnhold is a dance educator and advocate for dance and is the Founder of the D ...

 Catherine Baggs

Catherine Baggs

Catherine Baggs holds a BA in Music Theatre and Mathematics from American University and an MA in Dance Education from New York University. At New ...

 Marilyn S Baker

Marilyn S Baker

Marilyn Baker has worked in modern dance, film and theater. She has studied with Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Finis Jhung and Mary Anthony. M ...

 Ann Biddle

Ann Biddle

Ann Biddle has been a professional dancer, choreographer and dance educator for the past twenty years. Ms. Biddle has taught dance and dance education extensively in the New York, New Jersey region ...

 Barry Blumenfeld

Barry Blumenfeld

Barry Blumenfeld has been a dance educator for almost 20 years in a wide range of environments. He has worked as a teaching artist in NYC public s ...

 Jeanne Bresciani

Jeanne Bresciani

Jeanne Bresciani, BA, Skidmore College; MA, history of art, William's College, MA and PhD in dance, NYU; worldwide acclaim as solo per ...

 Judith Bunney

Judith Bunney

Judith Richardson Bunney, MA, BC-DMT has been involved in dance since childhood, and in dance therapy all her adulthood. She is a pioneering dance/ ...

 Myrna Caceres

Myrna Caceres

Born and raised New Yorker, Myrna is a dancer and swing dance events producer for the NY Metropolitan area. Since 2005 she has been producing swing dance events a ...

 Patricia Capello

Patricia Capello

Patricia P. Capello, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT is a Senior Dance/Movement Therapist and Acting Team Leader for the Therapeutic Activities Service at Ma ...

 Mary Copeland

Mary Copeland

Mary Copeland is a former professional dancer and has been teaching ballet, jazz, creative movement and fitness to adults and children for over 30 years. She currently teac ...

 Tina Curran

Tina Curran

Tina Curran is co-founder and director of the Language of Dance Center, USA. She is a doctoral candidate in dance education at New York Universit ...

 Frederick Curry

Frederick Curry

Frederick Curry MA, CMA, is an Assistant Professor in the Mason Gross School of the Arts Dance Department. He is also on faculty at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute ...

 Deborah Damast

Deborah Damast

Deborah Damast has been teaching in the NYU Steinhardt Dance Education Program since 2002. She has taught ...

 Carrie Demos

Carrie Demos

Originally from Denver, Colorado Carrie Demos holds a B.A. in Performing Arts with a Dance Concentration from Colorado State University. She has ...

 Mari DiLena

Mari DiLena

Mari Di Lena began her professional career while on scholarship at the Metropolitan Opera Ballet School, studying with Margaret Craske and Alfredo ...

 Elizabeth Douglas

Elizabeth Douglas

Elizabeth Douglas received her Masters in Dance Education from NYU; has taught in both private institutions and Arts in Education programs; in addi ...

 Leah Dowdy

Leah Dowdy

Leah Dowdy is a vivacious actress, singer and classically trained dancer. Born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania, her passion for performanc ...

 Megan Doyle

Megan Doyle

Megan Doyle holds a Masters Degree in Dance Education from NYU and is a graduate of the Dance Education Laboratory.  Megan is the Director of ...

 Diane Duggan

Diane Duggan

Diane Duggan, PhD, BC-DMT, is a licensed psychologist, board certified dance therapist and dance educator. ...

 Tina Erfer

Tina Erfer

Tina Erfer, MS, BC-DMT, NCC, LCAT, is a Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, National Certified Counselor and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. F ...

 Catherine Gallant

Catherine Gallant

Catherine Gallant, has been performing, creating and teaching dance for over thirty years. Ms. Gallant is now the full-time dance teacher at PS 89 ...

 Roberto Garcia

Roberto Garcia

Roberto Garcia, faculty, Sandra Cameron Dance Center; also trained as a ballet and modern dancer; former member of May O'Donnell Dance Co. and Deborah Carr's Theater Dance Ensemble.

 Aaron Gregory

Aaron Gregory

Aaron "Leo" Gregory, originally from Omaha, NE is a graduate of Morehouse College. He performed with the ARISE Step and Dance Ministry an ...

 Naomi Goldberg Haas

Naomi Goldberg Haas

Naomi Goldberg Haas has worked in concert dance, theatre, opera and film. Highlights include collaborations with The Klezmatics, composer Michael ...

 Elissaveta Iordanova

Elissaveta Iordanova

Elissaveta Iordanova, MA, MFA, native Bulgarian, is a New Yorker since 2004. She has an extensive dance experience, bridging Eastern and Western ae ...

 Elias Kababa

Elias Kababa

Eli Kababa is a gifted artist, dancer, choreographer and instructor. His dance career was forged as a student of Tae Kwon Do simultaneously discovering his love of hip-hop street-d ...

 Jill Kenney

Jill Kenney

Jill Kenney is a New York-based dancer, teacher and choreographer. She has been working as Germaine Salsberg’s tap assistant at Broadway Danc ...

 Holly Kerr

Holly Kerr

Holly Kerr received the highest technical and artistic ballet training at the Univ. North Carolina School of the Arts and loves to share this knowl ...

 Fran J. Levy

Fran J. Levy

Dr. Fran J. Levy has her Doctorate in the Integration of the Arts in Psychotherapy. She is a Board Certified Dance Movement Therapist, Psychodramat ...

 Molly MacGregor

Molly MacGregor

Molly Mae MacGregor moved to New York from her hometown of Austin, TX in 2004. She received her BA in Theatre & Dance from UT Austin (2003) and ...

 Gloria McLean

Gloria McLean

Gloria McLean was a leading member of the Erick Hawkins Dance Co. from 1982-1993. She is the choreographer/director of LIFEDANCE/GLoria McLean & ...

 Marlon Mills

Marlon Mills

Marlon "International" Mills, one of New York's most well-known dance personalities in the Salsa dance community, was born in NY to parents from the Caribbean and was educated in NY & ...

 Sameena Mitta

Sameena Mitta

Sameena Mitta is the artistic director of MeenMoves and has presented work in North America, India, Japan and Europe. Her government-funded program Ma ...

 Naoko Moriyama-Robbins

Naoko Moriyama-Robbins

In 1988, Naoko Moriyama-Robbins came to New York to further her dance career. She studied many different styles of dance and performed with se ...

 Jessica Nicoll

Jessica Nicoll

Jessica Nicoll, graduate, Sarah Lawrence College; 92Y faculty since 1985; Hunter College dance faculty since 2010; performed with Kei Takei, Phyllis Lamhut, Claire Porter and others; performer/chor ...

 Kenny Noth

Kenny Noth

Kenny Noth comes from a family of dance instructors and attributes his ability to his mother’s dance studio where he began dancing at the ag ...

 Susan O’Malley

Susan O’Malley

Susan O’Malley is a dancer, choreographer and educator. As a dancer she has studied ballet, jazz, modern, tap, hip hop, improvisation, and Ea ...

 Debra J. Orenstein

Debra J. Orenstein

Debra J. Orenstein, MA; Debra started studying Isadora Duncan technique with Jeanne Bresciani in 1979 and has performed with Dancers for Isadora ...

 Sal Pernice

Sal Pernice

Sal Pernice - Brooklyn grown, is a graduate of the High School of Performing Arts. Upon graduation he performed with the Santa Fe Opera Ballet Co ...

 Kaina Quenga

Kaina Quenga

Kaina Quenga, a native of Hilo, Hawai'i has been dancing hula professionally for over 20 years in Hawai'i, Florida, New York and throughout ...

 Claudia Rahardjanoto

Claudia Rahardjanoto

Claudia Rahardjanoto was born and raised in Berlin, Germany to Chinese-Indonesian parents, and has performed and taught tap dance all over the worl ...

 Cynthia Reynolds

Cynthia Reynolds

Cynthia Reynolds performed with the Erick Hawkins Dance Company from1976 to 1993. Reynolds teaches dance at 92Y, and the Alexander Technique at The New School, at NYU, and privately.

 Ellen Robbins

Ellen Robbins

Ellen Robbins has been teaching dance for children since 1966. She was the Resident Dance Educator at Dance Theater Workshop for 35 years and now t ...

 JoDe Romano

JoDe Romano

JoDe Romano "La Chispa" was a guest Teaching artist & graduate of the High School for the Performing Arts in Houston, Texas were she was featured in the Houston Grand Opera Carmen ...

 Jose Rosario

Jose Rosario

Jose Rosario, born in the Dominican Republic, has been a Latin dance instructor in the Tri-State area for over 10 years. Jose has served as a spoke ...

 Susan Rosenbaum

Susan Rosenbaum

Susan Rosenbaum, a New York native, received her early training at the New Dance Group Studio and at Harkness House in NYC. She studied with Davi ...

 Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger

Dr. Miriam Roskin Berger

An early pioneer of dance therapy while she performed with the Jean Erdman Theatre of Dance, Dr. Berger teaches dance therapy at New York University, where she was the Director of the Program in Da ...

 Arleigh Rothenberg

Arleigh Rothenberg

Arleigh Rothenberg began dancing at the age of 7 and has experience in a multitude of dance genres. Currently, Arleigh tap dances at The Cotton Clu ...

 Randi Sloan

Randi Sloan

Randi Sloan, director of the esteemed dance program at the Dalton School in New York City; presented many pedagogical workshops around the countr ...

 Kate Stephan

Kate Stephan

Kate Stephan danced professionally as a soloist for over ten years in ballet companies including The Cinci ...

 Suzi Tortora

Suzi Tortora

Dr. Suzi Tortora Ed.D, BC-DMT, CMA, LCAT, LMHC, received a B.A. with honors in Child Study, along with teaching certification (K-8 an ...