Maxine B. Steinman
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama and Dance
Emily Lowe Hall 102
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Degrees: MFA, 1995, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; BFA, 1985, Adelphi Univ
Maxine Steinman, a native of Brooklyn, has been presenting her choreography for the past ten years at various venues such as Joyce SoHo, Dance Space, the Dumbo Arts Festival, Teachers College, New Dance Group, Urban Artworks, Ballet Arts, The Limon Institute, The Field, Peridance, the American College Dance Festival, and The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, where she is a space grant recipient. She has also been commissioned to create works for Montclair State University, Hofstra University, students at the Limon Institute, and the Ailey School. Internationally, Maxine has been invited to Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Japan and Cyprus to teach, choreograph, and perform her work. Maxine's performance credits include Eleo Pomare, Denishawn Repertory Dancers, Mafata Dance Company, Robin Becker, Regina Larkin, Sue Bernhard, Spiritdance, and lecture demonstrations with the Jose Limon Dance Company, among others. In 1994, with a sponsorship by the American Consulate in Seo Paulo, Brazil, Maxine performed a section of "Dances for Isadora" by Jose Limon under the direction of Carla Maxwell. Her extensive associations with the Limon Company and Limon Foundation have made it possible for her to teach the Limon Technique since 1992 at various institutions and in different countries. Maxine currently teaches at the Limon Institute, The Ailey School, Montclair State University, and Hofstra University and has taught previously at Marymount Manhattan College, New York University and Teachers College. For two years, Maxine was the director of LINKS, the Limon Initiative Nurturing Kids program, for the Limon Foundation, and has staged excerpts of A Choreographic Offering by Jose Limon for Alma College and Montclair State University.
Maxine holds a BFA in dance from Adelphi University and an MA degree in dance education from Teachers College Columbia University.
MAXINE STEINMAN & DANCERS was formed in 1996. Her work is dedicated to expressing thoughts about the human experience though movement, depicting the inner strengths and weaknesses of people and their relationships to one another. Visually poetic with dreamlike quietness and tender sensuality, her choreography can often be described as evoking strong images, thoughts, and impressions through vulnerable, turbulent, and full bodied movements. Her movement style also reflects her long relationship with the Jose Limon technique.
The company is a mix of international artists coming from the Ukraine, Germany, Japan, and Brazil. In addition, Maxine Steinman & Dancers is inspired by collaborating with other artists (sculptors, musicians, and videographers).