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).