Learn More about our REVIVAL 4 Guest Artists!
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Naomi Goldberg Haas – Artistic Director
Naomi Goldberg Haas is a dancer, master teacher, choreographer and founding artistic director of Dances For A Variable Population (DVP). With DVP, Ms. Goldberg Haas has created site-related public performances at many of NYC’s most iconic public spaces including Times Square, Washington Square Park, the Whitehall Ferry Terminal, and the High Line. She also leads DVP’s education programs, including the organization’s free community-based dance workshops that have served over 5,000 seniors at 45 senior centers since 2009.
Ms. Goldberg Haas has worked in concert dance, theatre, opera and film, and has collaborated with The Klezmatics, composer Michael Nyman, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. She holds an MFA from Tisch Dance at NYU, and began her career with the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Recently, she was awarded a 2019-2020 DANCE USA Fellowship for Artists addressing Social Change.
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Step into the rehearsal process with Naomi Goldberg Haas!
Learn more about the inspiration for Naomi’s latest dance made for REVIVAL 4: Virtual! and her dance lineage.
Audrey Madison has been a teacher, dancer, and choreographer since she was a teenager. In addition to studying ballet and modern jazz, Audrey was an original member of the Charles Moore Dance Theater having studied Dunham technique, and various Caribbean and African styles. During her tenure as a school-based educator with the NYC Department of Education, she created extensive dance programs for elementary and middle school students and produced talent showcases for school communities. Audrey is also founder and artistic director of her own company, MoJazz Dance.
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Join Audrey as she guides you through a section of her latest choreography!
Learn about Audrey Madison’s dance lineage as she shares this dance – “Gratitude in Every Step”.
Ellen Graff danced with the Martha Graham Company, appearing in New York, and touring internationally. She has performed in Broadway musicals and for many years was a regular on the Carol Burnett Show. Graff has taught at colleges and universities across the country, and has a Ph.D in Performance Studies.
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Watch Ellen Graff explain and perform some of the iconic Graham expressive gesture as captured in the photographs of Barbara Morgan.
Marnie Thomas Wood
Marnie Thomas Wood joined the Graham Company in 1958, performing and teaching for Graham until invited in 1968 with husband/partner, David Wood, to establish the Dance Major at the UC Berkeley. She served as Director of the Graham School and. currently she teaches there and at Adelphi University.
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Join Marnie in this exploration of the importance of breath in the work of Martha Graham!
Myna Majors Studied with the legendary Baba Chuck Davis, was a former member of The Titos Sompa Dance Troupe, the legendary Baba Olatunji Drum and Dancers, Bernard Dove and The Dovetts, and for the last 14 Years, a proud dancer with The WNBA N.Y. Liberty Timeless Torches.
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Sandra Rivera has had an extensive career as a dancer, choreographer and educator. A founding member of Ballet Hispanico, she performed as a principal dancer creating a number of roles in the company’s repertory. Since 1990 she has choreographed and performed contemporary dances with thematic content that reflects the Latino experience in the United States. Artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with the Omega Dance Co. where she served as director. Her solo dance portraits and choreographies have been presented at El Museo del Barrio, the Caramoor International Music Festival and the Abrons Art Center,the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, Aaron Davis Hall and the 92 Street Y. She is on the faculty of Ballet Hispanico School of Dance and performs and is a teaching artist for Dancers for a Variable Population. BA in Dance in the Latino Diaspora; CUNY’s Baccalaureate for Unique & Interdisciplinary Studies.
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Shirley Black Brown Coward
Shirley Black-Brown-Coward is a graduate of the Julliard School and an award-winning veteran performing artist of classical and modern, Broadway and liturgical dance. She is also a Master Teacher and received an Audelco Award for Best Off-Broadway Choreographer for Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. She was a founding member of George Faison’s Universal Dance Theater.
Tina Bush is a native of Bridgeport, Ct. Her credits include television, Stage and film: “Reading Rainbow”, The Jamison Project and “Alma’s Rainbow” and others. She directed the Bridgeport Ailey Camp program, was Rehearsal Director of ASPG, Choreographer for several PPAS recitals, “Crossing Over”, Ailey January Explosion, Ailey/Fordham BFA Freshman, currently setting a new work on The Ailey Student Performance Group as well as teaching the Horton technique.
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Join Tina Bush as she guides you through some of her choreography!