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Maxine Steinman

Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance

BFA, Adelphi University
MFA, Teachers College, Columbia University
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Maxine Steinman, a native of Brooklyn, has been teaching and choreographing at Montclair State University for 20 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, among others. Internationally, Maxine has been invited to Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Japan, France, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic 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 in international schools and conservatories. Maxine received commissioning grants from the O'Donnell-Green Foundation for Music and Dance to collaborate with composers Dred Scott and Matthew Ferry in 2009 and 2011. Maxine performed with Eleo Pomare (12 years), Denishawn Repertory Dancers, Mafata Dance Company, Robin Becker, Regina Larkin, Sue Bernhard, Spiritdance, Dance Imprints 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 has taught at the Limón Institute, The Ailey School, Montclair State University, Hofstra University, and Marymount Manhattan College and is currently BFA Dance Program Coordinator at Montclair State University. 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 and an MFA in Dance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts.


My expertise is in the Jose Limon technique, which I teach to the level III Modern Dance students (juniors). In addition, I teach the choreography III class.


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