Maxine Steinman, a native of Brooklyn, has been teaching and choreographing at Montclair State University for 13 years. Her choreography has been presented at Joyce SoHo, Dance Space, the Dumbo Arts Festival, Teachers College, New Dance Group, Urban Artworks, Ballet Arts, The Limón Institute, The Field, Peridance, the American College Dance Festival, and The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center and in the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival. 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 conservatories in Spain, Brazil, and Taiwan. Maxine received a commissioning grant from the O'Donnell-Green Foundation for Music and Dance to collaborate with composer Matthew Ferry on a piece called "Sense of Way", which premiered in 2009. Maxine has performed with Eleo Pomare (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 sections of Dances for Isadora by Jose Limón in São Paulo, Brazil. Maxine teaches at the Limón Institute, The Ailey School, Montclair State University, Hofstra University, and Marymount Manhattan College. She was formerly the director of the LINKS Project for the Limón Foundation, and stages excerpts of "A Choreographic Offering" by José Limón for universities. Maxine holds a BFA in Dance from Adelphi University and an MA in Dance Education from Teachers College Columbia University.
My expertise is in the Jose Limon technique, which I teach to the level IV Modern Dance students. In addition, I teach the choreography I class.