Claudia Schreier’s (CBA ’17) choreography has been commissioned by companies and organizations including the Vail International Dance Festival, Ballet Academy East, The Ailey School, Lake Tahoe Dance Collective, Intermezzo Dance Company, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Harvard Ballet Company, The Harvard Club of New York Foundation and the Academy of Music Arts. She has also served as choreographic and rehearsal assistant to Damian Woetzel for the premiere of SPACES by Wynton Marsalis at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the 2016 White House Turnaround Arts Program Talent Show and Vail Dance Festival: ReMix NYC. Since 2015, Schreier has presented several full-evening performances of her work in New York and California with Claudia Schreier & Company, featuring dancers from New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theatre of Harlem and collaborations with composers and musicians, including Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal, Douwe Eisenga, and chamber choir Tapestry. Schreier trained at the Ballet School of Stamford under the direction of Stephanie Marini and began choreographing at the age of fifteen. She received a B.A., with honors, in Sociology and a Secondary Degree in Dramatic Arts from Harvard University in 2008. Schreier is a recipient of the Suzanne Farrell Dance Prize in recognition for Outstanding Artistry in the Field of Dance, a 2015 Dance Magazine Reader’s Choice Award Nominee for Best Emerging Choreographer, and winner of the 2014 Breaking Glass Project choreographic competition. Schreier is also a recently appointed member of the NYC Landmarks50+ Alliance.
Musicality, Structure, and the Classical Idiom
At CBA, Schreier created neoclassical and contemporary ballets rooted in the classical technique, with a focus on collaboration with composers. Her residency culminated in a presentation of excerpts of new works that she premiered in Summer 2017 for Claudia Schreier & Company at the Joyce Theater and the NOW: Premieres program at the Vail Dance Festival.
The Virginia B. Toulmin Fellowship for Women Choreographers is designed to support the work of and broaden the opportunities available to women in the world of ballet. The fellowship is intended to support emerging and mid-career female choreographers engaged in the creation of new ideas and new ballets.