Maxine Steinman a performer, teacher, and choreographer has presented her choreography in numerous festivals and venues such as Joyce Soho, The 92ndStreet Y Harkness Dance Festival, the Westfest Dance Festival, the American Dance Guild Festival, DUMBO, the Battery Dance Festival, and Making Moves Festival, Outlet Dance Festival, Liberty Dance Festival as well as others. She has traveled to Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Lebanon and Cyprus to teach, choreograph, and perform her work. Jack Anderson and Jennifer Dunning of the New York Times have called her choreography “ingenious” and a “jewel” and twice she was awarded grants from the O'Donnell-Green Foundation for Music and Dance. Maxine has created works for colleges and conservatories in the US and abroad at places like Montclair State University, Hofstra University, Fordham Ailey BFA Program, Marymount Manhattan College, the Ailey School, Institute del Teatre, and University of Colima. In addition, she was an Artist-in-Residence at The Church in Mount Vision, NY. A soloist with the Eleo Pomare Dance Company for 12 years, Maxine has also performed with Denishawn Repertory Dancers, Mafata Dance Company, Robin Becker, Regina Larkin, Sue Bernhard, Spiritdance, Danceimprints, and in the LINKs project with the José Limón Dance Company, among others. Maxine holds a BFA in dance from Adelphi University, an MA in Dance and Dance Education from Teachers College Columbia University, and an MFA in Dance/Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts. Maxine has taught at Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, The Ailey School, Institut del Teatre, Centro Andaluz de Danza, and Montclair State University and is currently Associate Professor of Dance and Program Coordinator of the BFA/BA Dance Division at Montclair State University.
With Wine and Sugar (excerpt) tickles the baroque while invoking vulnerability, strength and sensuality in movement with a modern twist.
Photo: Erin Boodey