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Naomi Goldberg Haas is a master teacher, choreographer and the artistic director of Dances For a Variable Population, a multigenerational dance company and educational organization. The organization's programming includes: a multigenerational performance company that engages community members as participants and audiences; Movement Speaks® and Dances for Seniors, free, community-based programs for culturally underserved older adults; performance and choreographic opportunities for older professional dance artists; and tuition based classes offered year-round to adults of all ages and abilities.
DVP's site-related performances have been presented in some of New York City's most iconic public spaces, including the New York Botanical Garden, Times Square, Washington Square Park, and the High Line. DVP has also performed at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, and internationally in Poland and British Columbia. Goldberg Haas has worked in concert dance, theatre, opera and film; collaborated with The Klezmatics, composer Michael Nyman, Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner and Disney Animation. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts and began her career with the Pacific Northwest Ballet.
In 2014, she was given the President's Award for the Performing Arts by the Lower Manhattan Arts Council and serves on the Age Friendly Media, Arts and Culture Working Group as assigned by the NYC Mayor's Office. Since 2006 she has taught Community Dance Class summers at The Yard in Chilmark.