photo by Matthew Karas

Irene Dowd

Irene Dowd is on the dance faculty of the Juilliard School. She received the 2014 Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Chair for Distinguished Teaching at ADF and the 2015 Juilliard School John Erskine Faculty Prize. Author of Taking Root to Fly, she has maintained a private practice in kinesthetic anatomy and neuromuscular re-education for almost 50 years in NYC. Irene has choreographed for Peggy Baker, Margie Gillis, and other solo dancers. Her work has been taught in schools and dance companies across the US and Canada. Most recently, she completed a digital archive of choreographic training materials viewable at:

Past Classes & Events

MELT–Choreography for Warming-up to Dance

Jul 16 – Jul 20, 2018

MELT—Choreography for Warming-up to Dance

Jan 2 – Jan 5, 2018

MELT - Choreography for Warming-up to Dance

Jul 31 – Aug 4, 2017

Neuromuscular Preparation for Dance

Tue, Oct 4 – Nov 29, 2016

MELT—Choreography for Warming Up to Dance

Jul 11 – Jul 15, 2016