Lone Kjaer Larsen
Adjunct Professor, Modern (Graham)
LONE KJAER LARSEN holds an M.F.A. in Choreography from Jacksonville University and a B.F.A. in Dance from Boston Conservatory. She was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Schauffuss International Theatre Ballet, and Pearl Lang Dance Theatre, where she danced as soloist for many years. She also performed in musicals and theatre productions, and has danced for a variety of modern and ballet choreographers nationally and internationally. Lone was a featured dancer in the Danish Television series “New Dance” and appears as dancer in the film “Halalabad Blues”. While working in Europe she co-founded as was Co-Artistic Director of Copenhagen’s BALLET PLUS, and from 2002-2005 she served as Rehearsal Director and Choreographic Assistant for the award winning Danish Dance Theatre.
Currently, she serves as Program Director at the Martha Graham School, and she is Regisseur for the Martha Graham organization, re-staging Graham’s ballets for university dance programs. She also reconstructs and restages Pearl Lang’s choreography, as well as creates her own work, which has been presented by members of the Martha Graham Company, members of Graham 2, The Martha Graham School, Boston Conservatory Dance Theatre, Marymount Manhattan College, Teatret Comedievognen, Ballet Plus, ACDFA, Common Roots Project, among others.
An internationally recognized teacher, Lone has taught at L’École Rudra Béjart Lausanne, Danish National School of Performing Arts, Bartholin International Ballet Seminar, Congresso Brasilieiro de Danca Moderna in Brazil, Ballet Hispanico, the Ailey School, High School of Performing Arts, Henry Street Settlement, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Barnard College, Princeton University, amongst many others. She gives Master Classes and conducts special workshops in Choreography and ‘Accompaniment for Dance’ both nationally and internationally, as well as awards scholarships to students to attend the Martha Graham School. In addition to teaching at Marymount Manhattan College, she is a faculty member at the Martha Graham School, teaching technique, repertoire, composition, and performance workshop.