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choreographer , dancer , educator

Phoebe Neville, American choreographer, dancer, educator. Certified practitioner body mind centering, registered somatic movement therapist. Recipient Creative Artist Public Service award, 1975; National Endowment for Arts fellow, 1975, 79, 80, 85-87, 92-94, Choreographic fellow New York Foundation for Arts, 1989.


Neville, Phoebe was born on September 28, 1941 in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Kennith R. and Marion (Eberbach) Balsley.


Student, Wilson College, 1959-1961.


Instructor, Bennington (Vermont) College, 1981-1984, 87-88; visiting lecturer, University of California at Los Angeles, 1984-1986.


  • Certified practitioner body mind centering, registered somatic movement therapist.


  • Other Work

    • Dancer, choreographer Judson Memorial Church, New York City, 1966-1970, Dance Uptown Series, 1969, Cubiculo Theatre, 1972-1975, Delacorte Dance Festival, 1976, Dance Umbrella Series, 1977, Riverside Dance Festival, 1976, 1978, New York Seasons, since 1979, dancer, artistic director Phoebe Neville Dance Company, New York City, since 1975, Jacob's Pillow Splash! Festival, since 1988, Dance Theater Workshop Winter Events, since 1988, Mersdith Wonk Benefit, 1994, performances with Philip Corner: Venice, Genoa, San Michele al' Adige, since 1996, Better Business Bureau Festival, Thailand, Genoa, Salso Maggiore, Terme, since 1997, Seoul New York Max Festival, New York City, 1998, Malpartida de Caseras, Spain, Caserano, Italy, 1998, Besancon, France, 1998, Paris, Lyon, 1999, Saluggia, Italy, 1999, Performance Festival, Odense, Denmark, 1999, 2001, Bassano del Grappa, Genoa, Italy, 2000, 2001, 2002, Novarra, Italy, since 2002. Performances with, Ghent, Belgium, since 2002. Performances with: Castelvetro di Modena, 2003.

      Argos Festival, 2003. Performances with Roncolo, Rome Zamora Spain, Genoa Italy, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2008-2009.


Member Laban Institute Movement Studies, Dance Theater Workshop, Body-Mind Centering Association (certified practitioner and teacher), International Movement Therapy Association (registered), International Association Healthcare Practitioners.


Married Philip E. Hipwell, June 21, 1969 (dissolved September 1978). Married Philip Corner, November 3, 1996.

Kennith R. Balsley

Marion (Eberbach) Balsley

Philip Corner

Philip E. Hipwell