Original Repertory

Titles include:

  • 2015 In Pursuit og Happiness, New York, USA
  • 2013 Pachamama: Mother World  New York, USA
  • 2012 Sangre & Arena New York, USA
  • 2010-2011 The Grass is Always Greener…  New York, USA
  • 2009 The Corral New York, USA
  • 2008 The Garden New York, USA
  • 2007 Disguise New York, USA
  • 2006 Amen New York, USA
  • 2004 Entroterra: Riti di Passaggio Rome, Italy
  • 2003 Ilusiones de Percantas Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 2003 Italiani D’Argentina Salerno, Italy
  • 2001 Che, Tango New York, USA
  • 1999 – 2000 Danza, un Grito la Vida Argentina Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 1998 Poemas de Mujer y Bandoneon Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • 1998 Sintiendo Latinoamerica Chile/Argentina
  • 1997 La Danza a traves del tiempo Chile/Argentina

Guest Choreographer for the following companies

  • Anna Sokolow Theatre / Dance Ensemble directed by Jim May - New York
  • HERE Arts Center, directed by Kristin Marting, New York
  • New Dance Group Company directed by Rick Schussel - New York
  • Balleto ’90 directed by Anita Bucchi -Rome, Italy
  • Performing Arts Dance Company directed by Gabriella Stazio -Naples, Italy
  • L’Atelier Ballet Contemporaneo directed by Pamela Lenzu -Bahia Blanca, Argentina
  • Suzuki Dance Company directed by Satomi Suzuki -Tokyo, Japan
  • Mare Nostrum Elements directed by Nicola Iervasi - New York
  • Above & Beyond Dance directed by Chriselle Tidrich - New York
  • Dimenzione Danza directed by Carmen Castello - Benevento, Italy
  • DanzArte directed by Fiammetta Marino-Belz -Caserta, Italy 
  • Selected Highlights as a Free-Lance Choreographer:

    Opera: 

    • 1998: "Il Pagliacci". Lenzu was commissioned by the director Guy Ariel Kruh (Paris/France) to choreograph a new version in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • 1998: "Cavalleria Rusticana". Lenzu was invited by the Bahia Blanca Symphonic Orchestra to choreograph and assist the director Eugenia Gallego in this production in Bahia Blanca, Argentina.

    Theatre Productions:

    • 2007/2008: Choreographer for the play RUSH directed by Kristin Mating & written by James Scruggs at HERE Arts Center in New York.
    • 2006/2012: Marenostrum Dance Theatre commissioned her to work in collaboration with La Mama Theatre in New York.
    • 2004: Invited by Festival Benevento Citta Spettacollo, she choreographed for the production "Deserere”, in Benevento, Italy 
    • 2003: She collaborated and created works with the Theatre Company "El Aguante" directed by Coco Martinez, Argentina.
    • 2003: Guest Choreographer for “ Notre dame de Paris”, Sardegna, Italy. 

     Festivals and Competitions: 

    • In Argentina: 1st and 3rd Dance Festival of Mercosur, 2nd Latin American Festival of Choreographers and many other Festivals in the Argentine provinces of Chubut, Entre Rios, Buenos Aires, La Plata, San Juan, Cordoba, Neuquen and Corrientes. She has received numerous awards and special mentions as a choreographer, dancer and teacher.
    • In Italy: Benevento Citta Spettacolo (2004), Danza di Pace (2003), ItaliArte (2003), Danza sull’Aventino (2004), Off Broadway (2004) and Pagani Citta Delle Artisti (2003).  
    • In USA: Arts in Odd Places (AIOP) 2012 and 2014 (NYC), Wave Rising Series 2012 (Brooklyn), Williamsburg Art Historical Center- WAH (2012), Figment (2011), White Mountain Summer Dance Festival 1999 (MA), Dancing Planet 2001 (NY) and Williamsburg/Greenpoint Dance Festival 2001 (NY), DUMBO Festival 2006-2011 (NY), Williamsburg Performance Alliance 2006 & 2007 (Brooklyn, NY), Cool New York Dance Festival 2007 (NY) & Ciao Italy Performing Arts Festival 2007-2010 (Brooklyn, NY), Street Festival @ Lincoln Center (NYC), Collaborations in Dance 2009-2010 (Brooklyn, NY), Wonder Women Festival 2007 (NYC), Oasis Festival 2007 (NYC) & Charlotte Dance Festival 2007 (NC). 

    TV:

    • In 1995-1996/2005 she choreographed commissioned pieces for the opening sequence (and internal commercial breaks) for the TV Tango program "Tango en la Bahia".  This program received the renown Martin Fierro award for Best Musical TV show in Argentina. 
    • She also created pieces for the following TV shows in Bahia Blanca, Argentina: "Solidarnos" (entertainment), "El espejo" (cultural) and "Caramelos" (children), and created two children’s videos: The Lullabies and Christmas Times.

    Dancer for the following companies 

    • 2003 - 2004 Balletto 90' ( Contemporary Dance) - Rome, Italy
    • 2004 Il Flauto Magico (Italian Folkdance Company) - Rome, Italy
    • 2000 – 2001 Alice Farley Dance Theater Company ( Modern) - New York, USA
    • 2000 – 2001 Repertory Dance Company for Anna Sokolow (Modern) - New York, USA
    • 1993 – 1995 Grupo Experimental La Trama (Contemporary) - Argentina
    • 1995 – 1999 L’Atelier Ballet Contemporaneo (Contemporary) - Argentina
    • 1991 – 1993 Sur, Taller Coreografico (Contemporary) - Argentina
    • 1990 -  1992 Ballet Escuela Provincial de Danzas Clasicas (Ballet) - Argentina
    • 1989 – 1991 Ballet Arte Espanol (Spanish Dance & Flamenco) - Argentina

    Education Degrees

    • Professor of Spanish Dance, Folklore & Flamenco (Spain)
    • 1981-1990 Estudio de Danzas Arte Bahia Blanca, Argentina
    • Professor of Ballet (Vaganova technique)
    • 1983 – 1993 Escuela Provincial de Danza Clasica- Bahia Blanca, Argentina
    • 1993 Studio Beatriz Scraiber- Mar Del Plata, Argentina
    • 1990 – 1993 Teatro Colon- Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Continuing Education

    • 2015 Composition Workshop with Susan Rethorst, New York, USA
    • 2015 Composition Workshop with Ralph Lemon, New York, USA
    • 2013 Dance Criticism Workshop with Claudia LaRocco, New York, USA
    • 2013 Dance Criticism Workshop with Eva Ya Asantewaa, New York, USA
    • 2012 Choreography Workshop with Ishmael Houston-Jones, New York, USA
    • 2012 Dance Criticism Workshop with Eva Ya Asantewaa, New York, USA
    • 2010 Mask and Clown Workshop with Raffaelle Bianciotto, New York, US
    • 2009 Butoh Workshop with Akira Kasai, New York, US
    • 2005 Argentine Tango Workshop with Ariel Perez, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • 2005 Argentine Tango Workshop with Marcelo Falappa & Enrique Bodini, Argentina
    • 2005 Argentine Tango Workshop with Marcela Trappe, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • 2004 Humphrey/Limon Technique Workshop and Anna Sokolow Repertory with Jim May, Milan, Italy
    • 2004 Nicholais Technique & Choreography Workshop with Carolyn Carlson Perugia, Italy
    • 2004 Mary Wigman Technique & Choreography Workshop with Susanne Linke Salerno, Italy
    • 2003 Humphrey/Limon Technique Workshop and Repertory with Jim May Milan, Italy
    • 2001 – 2002 Isadora Duncan Ensemble (Catherine Gallante) New York, USA
    • 2000 – 2001 Martha Graham School New York, USA
    • 1999 – 2001 Anna Sokolow Company New York, USA
    • 2001 Merce Cunningham Studio New York, USA
    • 1999 Choreography Workshop with Mary Anthony New York, USA
    • 1999 Juilliard School New York, USA
    • 1999 – 2001 Limon Institute New York, USA
    • 1999 –2001 Peridance Center New York, USA
    • 1999 – 2001 Choreography Workshops with Jim May, New York USA

    Folklore & Traditional Dance

    • 2002 – 2004 Traditional Dances from Italy Instruments: Tammorra and Nacchere
    • 1993 – 2000 Traditional Dances and Tango from Argentina
    • 1981 – 1990 Traditional Dances and Flamenco from Spain. Instruments: Pandereta and Palillos

    Residencies

    • 2013 - 2014 LEIMAY Black Studio Share at CAVE, Brooklyn, NY  
    • 2013  Envoy Enterprises, NYC, USA
    • 2012 - present    Resident Guest Artist at DUO Multicultural Arts Center, NYC, USA
    • 2012   Resident Guest Artist at Space on White, NYC, USA
    • 2005 - 2008   Resident Guest Artist at Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA, USA
    • 2006 Artward Bound Silo Project Artist Residency, Leigh Valley, PA, organized by The Field New York, USA 
    • 2001 Retreat Workspace for Choreographers at Sperylville, Virginia, organized by The Field New York, USA. 

    CURRICULUM VITAE

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    Teaching Experience

    United States

    2010 - present Instructor for Ballet, Modern Dance, Dance History, Choreography & Dance Criticism at Wagner College–Staten Island, NY
    2011 Guest Artist at NYU Gallatin–New York, NY
    2010 - 2013 Instructor for Ballet, Dance Perspectives & World Dance at Lehman College (CUNY) –Bronx, NY
    2010 - 2011   Instructor at Wooster Group The Summer Institute–New York, NY
    2008 - 2009 Instructor for Argentinean Tango at Sarah Lawrence College –Bronxville, NY
    2007 - 2011   Instructor for Argentinean Tango at Mark Morris Dance Center –New York, NY
    2006 - present Instructor for Ballet at Peridance Capezio Center –New York, NY
    2006 - 2008   Instructor for Modern Dance at New Dance Group –New York, NY
    2005 - 2012 Instructor for Ballet at Dance New Amsterdam – New York, NY
    2005 - 2007   Instructor for Ballet at Taiwan Center –New York, NY
    2005   Instructor for Ballet and Modern Master Classes at Atlanta Ballet –Atlanta, GA
    2005 - present     Instructor for Modern Dance & Ballet (Resident Artist) at Randolph College (formerly Randoph -Macon Woman College), Lynchburg, VA 
    2001 Instructor for Ballet Master Class at Agnes Scott College –Atlanta, GA
    2001 Instructor for Modern Dance Master Class at UGA University -Atlanta, GA
    1999 – 2001      Instructor for various Ballet at The Stable, Brooklyn, NY

    Argentina

    1994 - present              Founder, Director & Instructor 

     L’Atelier Centro Creativo de Danza Bahia Blanca, Argentina

    Founded to promote dance as an expression of art, integrating the physical, aesthetic and creative aspects in dance. Courses include Ballet and repertory, Choreography, Modern Dance (Graham & Limon technique), Flamenco, Modern Jazz, Tango, Argentine Folklore, History of Dance, Pedagogy, Methodology of Teaching, French, Anatomy and Analysis of Movement. 

    2003- 2007       Instructor for Modern Dance and Choreography Workshops in Buenos Aires, Argentina at:

    •  Centro Cultural Borges
    • Centro Cultural Konex
    • Coehlo-Olguin Studio 
    • Ana Deutsch Studio

    1994 – 1997   Ballet coach and assistant choreographer for Ballet Folklorico Argentino ‘Fortin Sur’ and Folklorico Argentino ‘Renacer’–Bahia Blanca

    1991 – 1994      Ballet instructor at various cultural centers and private schools in Bahia Blanca, Argentina including Arteon & Estudio Coreografico Arte 

    Italy

    2002 –2004 Instructor for classes in Modern Dance, Improvisation and Choreography Classes at:

    • I.A.L.S. Rome
    • DanzArte, Caserta
    • Movimento Danza, Naples 

    2004    Instructor for Modern Dance Workshops at: 

    • Teatro Carpe Diem –Pagani /Salerno 
    • Dimensione Danza – Benevento
    • Scuola di Danza Di Rauso – Capua

    2003     Instructor for Choreography Workshops at Argentine Embassy – Rome

    2002 – 2004     Tango Instructor at Associazione Culturale Labyrintho - Caserta

    2002 – 2003     Ballet Instructor at Centro Studi Progetto Arte – Naples and  Freedance - Caserta 

    Chile

    1997 – 1998      Instructor for various Ballet and Modern Dance workshops in various Chilean Cultural Centers in cities including: La Serena, Combarbalà, Ovalle, Monte Patria, Cerillo de Tamaya & Sotaqui Organized and Sponsored by the Chilean Secretary of Culture.

    Additional Professional Activities

    University Lecture/Conference Series Anabella Lenzu - Speaker

  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Bronx Museum, Bronx, USA (2014)
  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at City Reliquarium Museum, Brooklyn, USA (2014)
  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Casita Maria, Bronx, USA (2014)
  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Nuyorican Poet Cafe, New York, USA (2014)
  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Lehman College, Bronx, USA (2013)
  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Wagner College, New York, USA (2013)
  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Instituto Cervantes, New York, USA (2013)
  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Dance New Amsterdam, New York, USA (2013)
  • Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Bluestoking Bookstore, New York, USA (2013)
  • Origin and Evolution of Argentinean Tango at Sarah Lawrence College Bronxville, USA (2013)
  • Origin and Evolution of Arg. Tango at Wagner College New York, USA (2010)
  • Ballet Principles & Barre a Terre at Wagner College New York, USA (2010)
  • Lecture & demonstration on Southern Italian Folk Dance at NYU/Casa Zerilli Marimo, New York, USA (2008)
  • Origin and Evolution of Argentinean Tango at Fordham University New York, USA (2006)
  • Origin and Evolution of Argentinean Tango at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxnville, USA (2006)
  • Origin and Evolution of Southern Italian Folk Dance at Italian Association Bahia Blanca, Argentina (2006)
  • A Dialogue of Space between Architecture and Modern Dance at Universita di Architettura Valle Giulia La Sapienza Rome, Italy (2004)
  • Origin of Modern Dance at Universidad Nacional del Sur Bahia Blanca, Argentina (2000)
  • From Modern Dance to Contemporary Dance at Universidad Nacional del Sur Bahia Blanca, Argentina (2000)
  • What is Modern Dance? at Universidad Nacional del Sur Bahia Blanca, Argentina (1999)
  • Publications and Writing Experience

    •  Book: UNVEILING MOTION AND EMOTION 

    Exploring the importance of dance, community, choreography and dance pedagogy, Argentinean Choreographer Anabella Lenzu celebrates over 20 years of teaching dance in a book of her writings in Spanish and English. Opening her own dance school at 18, Lenzu recounts her experiences in South America, Europe, and the US  along with publishing an arts magazine and creating repertory for her dance company. Lenzu's eloquent prose reveals reflexions of a life devoted to dance performance and education. Photography by Todd Carroll fully documents the performances and glimpses into the creative process behind the scenes. This book is an inspiration to dancers and teachers alike, and the first of its kind as a bilingual text on dance pedagogy. Unveiling was published in 2013.

    • Editor in Chief of Nexos de la Cultura Bahiense 1998 –2000 Magazine of Art and Cultural Events. (Argentina) Bimonthly cultural magazine, Nexos’s prime objectives was growing social and artistic consciousness and publicizing and supporting cultural events. This 24-page magazine was my instrument in fostering communication and understanding among the public, art, and artists. Over the course of its three-year life, Nexos had 16 issues and a distribution of over 1,000 copies. At first, the distribution was local, but it grew to reach the most important cultural centers in Buenos Aires. 
    • Author of articles and reviews in La Luciernaga, Argentina, Collaborating, writing and translating articles on dance history about the pioneers of modern dance in the United States and Europe.
    • Author of articles and reviews in Danza & Ballet, Spain. Collaborating, writing and translating articles on dance history about the pioneers of modern dance in the United States and Europe.
    • Author of articles and reviews in Attitude: The Dancers Magazine, New York. Collaborating and writing articles & interviews.
    • Author of audience reviews in The Dance Enthusiast, New York. Writing reviews.
    • Member of DCA- Dance Critics Association (New York, USA) Association of– both freelance and full-time writers for newspapers, magazines and websites across the US, as well as in Europe and Asia. DCA members include critics, editors, writers and scholars, convene to discuss issues that impact the world of dance in general, and the art form of dance criticism in particular.

    Program Coordinator

    2006-2010 Artistic Director & Founder for Ciao Italy Performing Arts Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
    2006-2007 Program Coordinator for Prelude to Dance New Choreographer’s Showcase at Studio 111 New York, USA
    2003-2004 Perfomance Program Coordinator for Labyrintho Cultural Association Caserta, Italy
    2002-2003 Program Coordinator for New Choreographer’s Showcase: Work in Progress for I.A.L.S. Rome, Italy

    Development Programmer

    1994 - present: In Argentina for L’Atelier, developed the curriculum for this private dance school, which gives certification to become a dance instructor.
    2003-2004: In Italy, collaborated with the dance schools DanzArte, Movimento Danza, and Projetto Arte to develop their Modern Dance and Ballet curriculum. She has also been a consultant for dance schools addressing curriculum and programming issues.