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Claudia Schreier has been praised for her distinctive choreographic voice, which fuses neoclassical technique with a contemporary vocabulary. Born in New York, Ms. Schreier trained at the Ballet School of Stamford under the direction of Stephanie Marini and received a B.A. in Sociology and Secondary Degree in Dramatic Arts from Harvard University in 2008.
Ms. Schreier has been commissioned by companies and organizations including the New York Choreographic Institute, Vail International Dance Festival, Ballet Academy East, The Ailey School, Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, Intermezzo Dance Company, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, The Harvard Club of New York Foundation, Harvard Ballet Company, and the Academy of Music Arts. She served as choreographic assistant to Damian Woetzel for the premiere of SPACES by Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center, featuring Lil Buck and Jared Grimes, and rehearsal assistant to Mr. Woetzel for Vail Dance Festival: Remix NYC and the 2016 White House Turnaround Arts Program Talent Show, hosted by Michelle Obama.
Since 2015, Claudia Schreier & Company has presented several full-evening performances of her choreography, featuring dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem and collaborations with composers and musicians, including Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal, Douwe Eisenga, and chamber choir Tapestry. In July 2017, Ms. Schreier will present Claudia Schreier & Company at the Joyce Theater in New York City as part of the 2017 Ballet Festival.
In her role as an arts administrator, Ms. Schreier serves as Special Projects Associate at the Aspen Institute Arts Program, where she provides strategic support to various arts advocacy initiatives. She held the position of Manager of Editorial Content at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for seven years before leaving in 2017 to devote her full attention to her choreographic career. In 2016, Ms. Schreier was appointed a member of the NYC Landmarks50 Alliance.
Ms. Schreier is the recipient of the second annual Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Choreographers at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at NYU, where she is currently in residence. She was recently awarded the 2017 Lotos Foundation Prize for Dance and is also the recipient of the the Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize in recognition for Outstanding Artistry in the Field of Dance. Ms. Schreier is a 2015 Dance Magazine Reader's Choice Award Nominee for Best Emerging Choreographer and winner of the 2014 Breaking Glass Project choreographic competition. She has been featured in publications including The New York Times, Dance Magazine, Dance Informa, ELLE Magazine and Harvard Magazine and was a featured guest on the television program Black America, hosted by Emmy Award-winning anchor and journalist Carol Jenkins.
Claudia Schreier Featured on Black America
Watch Claudia's television appearance on Black America, an in-depth conversation that explores the Black experience in a time of both turbulence and breakthroughs. Black America is hosted by Carol Jenkins, Emmy award-winning New York City journalist, and founding president of The Women's Media Center.