A former dancer turned arts writer and critic living in Ohio, Steve studied ballet and modern dance with Arline Ashton Hay, Robert Steele, Patricia Heigel-Tanner, and Kathy Short Gracenin.
During his dance career, he performed classical and modern works sharing the stage with noted dancers Robert LaFosse, Antonia Franceschi, Stacy Caddell, Joseph Duell, Robert Wallace, Sandra Brown, and Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Steve has a degree in Communications from The Pennsylvania State University and is Chairman Emeritus of the Dance Critics Association; an international association of dance journalists.
His writing credits include articles and reviews on dance and the arts for:
Newspapers: The Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The Buffalo News (Buffalo), Pittsburgh City Paper (Pittsburgh), Erie Times-News (Erie), ArtVoice (Buffalo), Chautauquan Daily (Chautauqua, NY), and Pittsburgh Current (Pittsburgh).
Magazines: Dance Magazine (New York), Pointe (New York), Dance International (Vancouver), Dance Studio Life (Norton, MA), Dance Teacher (New York), Dance Retailer News (New York), Dancer (Miami), Stage Directions (New York) and Cheerleading (Miami).
Web Publications: artsair.art (Cleveland), ExploreDance.com (New York), Dance/USA’s From The Green Room E-Journal (Washington, DC), Cultured.gr (Grand Rapids), The Rapidian (Grand Rapids), DanceTabs (London), and CriticalDance (Seattle).
Steve is also Associate Editor of ExploreDance.com and the creator of the arts website artsair.art.
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I just left a nice long post on your Dance in Columbus Online Community Page.
Hope you’re well and look forward to more of your writings!
At some point this week, your blog will be listed on my blog!
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sorry for the double comment.
The last few months, I’ve been working on an animated graphical score of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Last week I completed the first part:
Music Animation Machine