Faculty History

For over 30 years, Steps has been training and supporting dancers and the larger artistic community. Originally located at 56th and Broadway, Steps was a single studio facility until it opened its ballet division in 1981 at the former Melissa Hayden School. In 1984, it moved to its current location at 74th and Broadway. Since its founding in 1979, Steps has maintained a teaching roster of internationally celebrated dance professionals that mirrors the history of dance in the late 20th century.


Floris Alexander
Dick Andros
Robert Atwood
Robert Blankshine
Robert Brassel
Fernando Bujones
Diane Cartier
Nenette Charisse
Michael Chernov
Christopher D’Amboise
Madame Darvash
Luc de Layress
Robert Denvers
Simon Dow
Luis Fuente
Nanette Glushak
Cynthia Gregory
Benjamin Harkarvy
Cynthia Harvey
Stephanie Herman
Christian Holder
David Howard
Finis Jung
Gelsey Kirkland
Irina Kolpakova

Evee Lynn
Peff Modelski
Marjorie Mussman
Peter O’Brien
Ernie Pagnano
Galina Panova
Maya Plisetskaya
Lawrence Rhodes
Zena Rommett
Stephanie Saland
Bo Jan Spassof
Marina Stavitskaya
Violette Verdy
Michael Vernon
Douglas Wassel
Rebecca Wright


Rick Atwell
Natasha Baron
Cecilia Marta
Mia Michaels
Larry Post
Michael Shawn
Jo Jo Smith
Patrice Soriero
Daniel Tinazzi


Velerie Camille
Nicole Fosse
Ann Reinking
Tony Stevens
Lee Theodore


Honi Coles
Mercedes Ellington
Gregory Hines
Maurice Hines
Henry Le Tang
Tony Waag


Carmen de Lavallade
Christopher Gillis
Miguel Lopez
Donald McKayle
David Parsons
Margo Sappington
Billy Siegenfeld
Artemis Smith
Sara Sugihara
Joyce Trisler
Doug Varone
Nina Watt
Sara Yarborough


Andrea Del Conte
Lavinia Williams


B. H. Barry