Steven Lee Weintraub (USA; Yiddish dance, international folk dance, contemporary dance)

Born on Governor's Island and Bar Mitzvahed in the Bronx, Steven Lee Weintraub received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and Erick Hawkins, among others.
He is currently in international demand as a teacher and leader of traditional Yiddish dance at festivals and workshops including Klezkamp, Klezkanada, Yidstock, and festivals in Krakow, Furth, Paris, Weimar, Munich, Bratislava, and London. He delights in introducing people to the figures, steps and stylings of the dances that belong to klezmer music.

Steven now lives in Philadelphia and in 2016 choreographed and performed in an evening length new Yiddish dance theater piece GILGUL-Transformations, for festival week at Yiddish Summer Weimar. He also choreographed a Jewish Wedding suite ( A Freylekhe Khasene - A Joyous Wedding) for the Brigham Young University folk dancers and recently taught Yiddish dances at Stockton Folkdance Camp.

Photo: Scott Brevda