Dance Teacher Faculty Bio | Lawrence Goldhuber | Steps on Broadway Faculty – Steps on Broadway
Lawrence Goldhuber

Goldhuber has been an active presence in the world of modern dance for 30+ years, beginning with his decade in the ground breaking BIll T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (Bessie Award 1995). He moves seamlessly between being a performer and working as a choreographer, teacher and director, enjoying working in all capacities equally.

His choreographic work includes the commissioned premiere of Whose Broads Stripes on the steps of the Federal Hall National Memorial, Julius Caesar Superstar at Danspace Project in NYC, and choreographing and performing in The Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony, commissioned by Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. He helped create and appeared in The Cost of Living with British group DV8 Physical Theater at the Olympic Arts Festival in Sydney, London and Hong Kong, and was also part of the creation and 26 city European tour of the Jan Fabre/ Troubleyn production Prometheus Landscape II in 2011. A New York season of his repertory was seen at Dance Theater Workshop (DTW now NYLA) in May 2007, including the commission of HOODY, an urban version of Little Red Riding Hood. He has choreographed for the students at SUNY Brockport, the University of Texas- Dallas, and most recently Manhattanville College.

In the Fall of 2014, Goldhuber directed and performed in Body-ody-ody, seen by thousands of school children at MASS MoCA in the Berkshires, and then again at the Snug Harbor Music Hall on Staten Island in 2015. Goldhuber's Sleeping Giant (based on Daniel Duford's story and installation) with live music by Tin Hat premiered at MASS MoCA in August, 2008, following a two week residency. The New York City season was performed at the Abrons Arts Center in October, 2008. His work TRELLIS also premiered at the Abrons in May 2010. Next up for Fall 2016: SMITE, a multi-site-specific Bible epic to be performed across the grounds of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens on Staten Island.

Born in New York City, Goldhuber trained as an actor at Boston University and has appeared in many commercials, films and plays. He performed his cabaret act A Dangerous Habit at Upstairs at Greene Street in NYC. In 1995, Goldhuber received a New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Award for "sustained achievement as an influential presence in modern dance" and then served as the co-host for the 2002 awards. He is the recipient of a 2002 Fellowship in Choreography from NYFA, and funding from the Jerome, Harkness, Bossak/Heilbron, and Joyce Theater Foundations, as well as the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and the American Music Center. His work has been commissioned by The Joyce Theater Foundation, The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Dance Theater Workshop, Lower Manhattan Culture Council (LMCC), Danspace Project, Performance Space 122, MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), and Jacob's Pillow among others. Goldhuber was an artist in residence at the Joyce Soho in 2005, and at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center for the 2007-8 season.

Goldhuber began working with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1985 touring worldwide and creating roles in such landmark dances as Still/Here and Last Supper at Uncle Tom's Cabin/The Promised Land. Other work with Mr. Jones includes Sir Michael Tippet's New Year (under the direction of Sir Peter Hall) for the Houston Grand Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and the BBC film version, Lost in the Stars for the Boston Lyric Opera, and Mother of Three Sons also at the Houston Grand Opera. On television, Mr. Goldhuber was featured in both Alive TV's Still/Here and PBS' Great Performances series documentary Dancing to The Promised Land. He continues to make guest appearances with the company.

His company, Goldhuber & Latsky (with partner Heidi Latsky) performed internationally including a nine city tour of Switzerland, and received many commissions for new work, including The American Dance Festival (Primus/Tamaris Fellowship in Choreography 1997), The Joyce Theater, The Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, PS 122, The Cannes International Festival de Danse, Teatro Libero Palermo, and Celebrate Brooklyn! Goldhuber reunited with Heidi Latsky Dance at Montclair State University, Lincoln Center, and NYU in 2015.

He has enjoyed performing with Meredith Monk in Ascension Variations at the Guggenheim Museum, and acting in the play SWELL(ing) Relatives, written and directed by Valeria Vasilevski, at La Mama E.T.C. in NYC. Other dance and theater work includes Jerome Bel's The Show Must Go On at MoMA, Fred Ho's Journey Beyond the West at Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival, the title role in Golem for the Henson International Puppet Festival, and both Invisible Languages at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London and Tales of Exile at Lincoln Center, with Ruby Shang Company. In addition to several seasons performing with Keely Garfield in New York and London, he has worked with Mark Davis in Italy, Sherry Vine at Wigstock, Wallie Wolfgruber, Janet Lilly, and many others.