Claudia Schreier

DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM

Claudia Schreier has been praised for her distinctive choreographic voice, which fuses neoclassical technique with a contemporary vocabulary. Born in New York, Ms. Schreier trained at the Ballet School of Stamford under the direction of Stephanie Marini and received a B.A. in Sociology and Secondary Degree in Dramatic Arts from Harvard University in 2008.

Ms. Schreier’s most recent awards include the 2018 Princess Grace Award for Choreography, the 2018 NEFA National Dance Project Award, the 2018 Dance/NYC Dance Advancement Fund supported by the Ford Foundation, and the 2017 Lotos Foundation Prize for Dance.

Ms. Schreier has choreographed over 25 ballets including the premiere of Passage for Dance Theatre of Harlem (co-commissioned by the Virginia Arts Festival and the Kennedy Center).

She is the Artistic Director of Claudia Schreier & Company, which since 2015 has presented several full-evening performances of her choreography featuring dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Miami City Ballet and Dance Theatre of Harlem, among other leading companies, and collaborations with composers and musicians, including Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal, Juilliard composer Will Stackpole, and chamber choir Tapestry.

Her TEDx talk “Thinking On Your Feet,” was presented at Columbia University.