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Dance educator

Alice Teirstein, American dance educator. Member American Dance Guild (charter.


Teirstein, Alice was born on February 6, 1929 in New York City. Daughter of Jack and Anne (Diamond) Sobel.


Bachelor of Arts Dramatic Arts, Adelphi University, 1950. Master of Arts in Dance Education, Columbia University, 1974. Dance instructor Yorkville Youth Council, East Harlem, New York City, 1960-1969.

Dance faculty Marymount Secondary School, Tarrytown, New York, 1969-1976, Mid-Westchester YM-YWHA, Scarsdale, New York, 1969-1977. Dance adjunct Herbert H. Lehman College, Bronx, 1974-1976, Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey, 1979-1980. Director dance Fieldston School, Riverdale, New York, since 1976.

Dance and theatre adjunct Marymount Manhattan College, New York City, 1980-1987. Co-artistic director Nimbus Dance Theatre Company, since 1977. Artistic director Alice Teirstein Dance Projects, New York City, 1975-1977.

Movement consultant, choreographer Pearl Theater Company, New York City. Workshop director, guest teacher, free lance choreographer, since 1972. Founder, director Fieldston Summer Performing Arts Institute, Riverdale, since 1982.

Panelist New York State Council on the Arts, Caps Program, 1979. Choreographer more than 25 works including Midsummer Dances in Riverside Park, since 1984, and many others. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Founder, director Sat. Theatre for Children, New York City, 1960-1965. Volunteer Public School Integration, New York City, 1960-1965.

New York State Council on the Arts grantee, 1977-1979, Manhattan Cultural Council Foundation grantee, 1988. Chairperson Performing Arts Department, Fieldston School, since 1984.


Director dance Fieldston School, Riverdale, New York, since 1976.


Member American Dance Guild (charter.


Married Alvin S. Teirstein, April 3, 1951. Children– Mark, Paul, Andrew, Eva.

Jack Sobel

Anne (Diamond) Sobel

Alvin S. Teirstein

Andrew Teirstein

Eva Teirstein

Mark Teirstein

Paul Teirstein