Barbara Mahler in "ARRivEd" (2018), photo by Christopher Lucas

Barbara Mahler

Barbara Mahler is a long-standing and active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer, a movement educator and body worker. In her heart she is a dancer, an ever always mover and as a teacher, shares her continuous learnings, and her movement perspective and knowledge to support others. Teaching dance, primarily Klein Technique™ and its movement principles for almost 40 years, she is a major contributor in the outreach of Klein Technique™. She began her studies in 1977, and was the first certified teacher, Associate Director, and main teacher at the Susan Klein School of Dance 1983-2001 and at the Susan Klein and Barbara Mahler School of Dance 2001-2003.

Barbara has been an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research since 2005, and was a 2001 and 2006 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. She travels worldwide in various contexts as part of ongoing education programs, festivals, and open workshops. As a choreographer, she works with subtle and intricate movement, as well as time and architecture. Her choreography is consistent with her teaching vision and work. As a choreographer her passion is the solo dance -- its challenge, itś simplicity. Her dances have mostly been seen in Conception, Chile, as part of the BIOBIO Festival. As a teacher and body worker, she has been a guest in Iceland at the National School for the Arts, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Vienna, Berlin, London, Limerick, (Ireland), Israel (Yasmeen Godder Dance Company), and Taiwan (annually since 2016.)

Most recent NYC performances include Queens Theater, JCPA, Movement Research at the Judson Church, and Speyer Hall at University Settlement. She received her BA from Hunter College under the tutelage of Dorothy Vislocky, and her MFA from University Wisconsin- Milwaukee 2008. Barbara is a Zero Balancing Senior Faculty (1989) and Certified practitioner (1986).

She is currently, in addition to her other movement oriented activities, an advisor in a pilot program whose aim is to re-pattern the gait of those with Parkinson's disease, in order to create a more grounded walk by working with verbal and silent cues. It launches with patients in April 2020.

www.barbaramahler.net

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

[Virtual] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Thu, Apr 9 – Jun 25, 2020
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Klein™/Barre

Fri, Mar 6 – Mar 13, 2020
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Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Tue & Thu, Mar 3 – Mar 12, 2020
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Klein™/Barre

Fri, Sep 20 – Feb 28, 2020
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Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Tue & Thu, Sep 17 – Feb 27, 2020
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MELT–Klein Technique™/stretch and placement

Jul 22 – Jul 26, 2019
melt

[SUB] Klein™/Barre: Klein Technique™ as related to dance

Fri, Jul 19 – Aug 23, 2019
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Klein™/Barre: Klein Technique™ as related to dance

Fri, Jul 19 – Aug 23, 2019
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Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Tue & Thu, Jul 9 – Aug 15, 2019
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[NO CLASS] Klein™/Barre: Klein Technique™ as related to dance

July 05, 2019
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[NO CLASS] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

July 04, 2019
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Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Tue & Thu, Jun 4 – Jun 20, 2019
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[LOCATION CHANGE TODAY] Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

April 30, 2019
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Klein Technique™/Stretch and Placement

Tue & Thu, Sep 4 – Feb 28, 2019
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MELT–Klein Technique™/stretch and placement

Jul 16 – Jul 20, 2018
melt

Klein™/Barre: Klein Technique™ as related to dance

Fri, Feb 2 – Aug 17, 2018
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Klein™ Technique – for movers of all kinds

Tue & Thu, Sep 7 – Mar 1, 2018
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Klein™/Barre: Klein Technique™ as related to dance

Fri, Sep 1 – Jan 26, 2018
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MELT - Klein Technique™

Jul 17 – Jul 21, 2017
melt

Klein™/Barre

Fri, Feb 3 – Aug 25, 2017
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Klein Technique™

Tue & Thu, Feb 2 – Aug 18, 2017
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Klein™/Barre

Fri, Sep 9 – Dec 16, 2016
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Klein Technique™

Tue & Thu, Sep 8 – Dec 22, 2016
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MELT–Klein Technique™

Aug 8 – Aug 12, 2016
melt

Klein Technique™

Tue & Thu, Jan 2 – Aug 18, 2016
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