Steven Weintraub (USA; Dance)

Born on Governor's Island and Bar Mitzvahed in the Bronx, Steven Lee Weintraub received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and Erick Hawkins, among others. He has worked with choreographers Felix Fibich and Shula Kivel, has performed the work of Fred Berk, and was a principal dancer and choreographer with the Israeli folkdance group Parparim and is assistant director of the annual Israeli Folk Dance Festival in NYC. For many years he choreographed and danced with his partner Sharona Paller Rubenstien.

He is in international demand as a teacher of traditional Yiddish dance at festivals and workshops around the world, including Klezkamp, Klezkanada, Yidstock, and festivals in Krakow, Furth, Paris, London and Weimar, to name a few.

Steven now lives in Philadelphia, and in 2016 choreographed and performed in an evening length new Yiddish dance theater piece, GILGUL-Transformations, for festival week at Yiddish Summer Weimar.

Photo: David Kaufman