Dance Education Faculty: Barry Blumenfeld

Dance Education Faculty: Barry Blumenfeld

Barry Blumenfeld founded the tap/modern dance company TAPFUSION in 1997. He has since choreographed over a dozen works for TAPFUSION that have been presented in New York, Florida, Maryland, and Washington, DC, and was the recipient of a Choreographers Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Barry has been a dance educator for 25 years in a wide range of environments including public schools, private pre-schools, studios, private K-12 schools, and universities, including American University, Gallaudet University, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and New York University. He is on the faculty of Friends Seminary School in Manhattan where he has built their dance program over the past 18 years, is an adjunct professor at NYU, and on the faculty of the Dance Education Lab of The 92nd Street Y. Barry holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Dance from American University and is a graduate of the Dance Education Laboratory of the 92nd Street Y, a certified Level 1 Teacher of Language of Dance®, a certified yoga instructor, and a Registered Dance Educator. He also writes the “Ask the Experts” technology column for Dance Teacher magazine and is a recipient of the Outstanding PreK-12 Dance Educator Award from the New York State Dance Education Association.