Maxine Steinman Adjunct Instructor, Modern Dance (Limón)
BFA Dance from Adelphi University
MA Dance & Dance Education from Teachers College Columbia University
Maxine Steinman has been teaching the Limón Technique at Marymount Manhattan College for the past 6 years. In addition, Maxine teaches at the Limón Institute (at Peridance), The Ailey School, Montclair State University, and Hofstra University. Maxine has performed with Eleo Pomare as soloist for 12 years, Denishawn Repertory Dancers, Mafata Dance Company, Robin Becker, Regina Larkin, Sue Bernhard, Spiritdance, and in the LINKS (Limón Initiative Nurturing Kids) Project with the José Limón Dance Company, among others. With a grant from the Brazilian Consulate, Maxine performed Dances for Isadora by Jose Limón in São Paulo, Brazil in a solo concert that inlcuded her own work as well as the work of other choreographers. Maxine Steinman was formerly the director of the LINKS Project for the Limón Foundation, and currently stages excerpts of A Choreographic Offering by José Limón for universities. Ms. Steinman's choreography has been presented by Joyce SoHo, Dance Space, the Dumbo Arts Festival, Teachers College, New Dance Group, Urban Artworks, Ballet Arts, The Limón Institute, The Field, Peridance, The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, in the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, and in theaters in the tri-state area. Internationally, Maxine has been invited to Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Japan and Cyprus to teach, choreograph, and perform her work. She has also been commissioned to create works for Montclair State University, Hofstra University, Marymount Manhattan College, the Ailey School, and for conservatories in Spain, Brazil, and Taiwan. Maxine received a commissioning grant from the O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation to collaborate with composer Matthew Ferry on a piece called "Sense of Way", which premiered in 2009. The O'Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation awarded her a commission this year to collaborate with composer Dred Scott. Maxine holds a BFA in Dance from Adelphi University and an MA in Dance and Dance Education from Teachers College Columbia University.