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Carol Teitelbaum

Adjunct Lecturer




Carol Teitelbaum, a Guild-Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner(cm), has over thirty years of experience as a dancer and movement educator.  A former member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Ms. Teitelbaum was the faculty chair of the Merce Cunningham School from 1998 until its closing in March of 2012.  Earlier, she danced in the companies of Lucinda Childs and Manuel Alum. She currently teaches for the Cunningham Trust on Instagram, and looks forward to returning to in-person classes at City Center. In addition to teaching technique classes and repertory workshops, she has staged many Cunningham dances for a variety of dance companies and schools, ranging from revivals for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company to projects with the Ballet de Lorraine, Spectrum Dance, New York Theatre Ballet, State University of New York at Purchase College, Barnard College, Conservatoire de Paris, and Stanford University.  Many years of working closely with dancers has given Ms. Teitelbaum a keen understanding of the physical demands of dance. Throughout her teaching career, she has sought to clarify the components of any dance movement and communicate those elements as simply as possible, so that the dancing can feel doable and pleasurable for each dancer, just as they are. The Feldenkrais Method® of somatic education provides her with both a framework and a means to work deeply with both dancers and non-dancers to find greater choice in selecting easier and more effective movement patterns.  The benefits of learning to attend to oneself with greater accuracy and kindness can be far reaching artistically and personally, as well as physically. Ms. Teitelbaum is a graduate of the New York Feldenkrais® Training Program.  In addition to her private practice, she has worked since 2012 at the Field Center for Children's Integrated Development, an organization devoted to working with children living with a variety of challenges, established by Sheryl Field, noted Feldenkrais practitioner® and trainer.  Ms. Teitelbaum holds an M.F.A from the University of Michigan.