Ellen Weinstein

Artistic Director at National Dance Institute

Ellen Weinstein

Ellen Weinstein

Artistic Director at National Dance Institute

Biography

Ellen Weinstein

Ellen Weinstein began teaching and choreographing for National Dance Institute in 1985 and was named Artistic Director in 1995. She is responsible for the direction of NDI’s In-School Program, which currently serves approximately 6,000 children in New York City public schools. Her work has been performed at venues as varied as Carnegie Hall, the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center. Her choreography, “Wade in the Water,” was featured at the White House at a state dinner hosted by President and Mrs. Clinton. As an artistic consultant to NDI’s national outreach programs, Ms. Weinstein has set works and directed residencies in major cities across the country. She traveled to Moscow as a consultant for NDI’s artistic exchange with the Soviet Union and has taught in India, Paris, and Israel. In 2010, she led an NDI delegation to Shanghai to collaborate with renowned choreographer Dou Dou Huang and the Shanghai Children’s Palace. Prior to joining NDI, she danced professionally with the Savannah Ballet, the Garden State Ballet, and several contemporary dance companies. Ms. Weinstein served as adjunct professor in process pedagogy at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She received a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase.

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Chair, Board of Directors at National Dance Institute

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Secretary & Director at Allan Houser Foundation

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Artistic Director
1985 - Current

National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them towards excellence. Each year, NDI transforms the lives of over 35,000 New York City public school children and their communities through weekly classes, residencies, and public performances. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional dancer/choreographers and musician/composers, NDI strives to reach every child, transcending barriers of language, culture, and physical challenges. In the process, NDI fosters a love of the arts and a curiosity about the world. Children learn to work together, develop personal standards of excellence, and cultivate a belief in themselves that supports their success in school and in life. Since its founding in 1976 by New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, NDI has transformed the lives of over 2 million children.

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National Dance Institute (NDI) was founded in the belief that the arts have a unique power to engage children and motivate them towards excellence. Each year, NDI transforms the lives of over 35,000 New York City public school children and their communities through weekly classes, residencies, and public performances. Under the artistic direction of Ellen Weinstein and a staff of professional dancer/choreographers and musician/composers, NDI strives to reach every child, transcending barriers of language, culture, and physical challenges. In the process, NDI fosters a love of the arts and a curiosity about the world. Children learn to work together, develop personal standards of excellence, and cultivate a belief in themselves that supports their success in school and in life. Since its founding in 1976 by New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise, NDI has transformed the lives of over 2 million children.

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