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Donna Sternberg

Choreographerat Dancessence, Inc. aka Donna Sternberg & Dancers
Santa Monica,
United States
Focus area: Body, Self, Dance, Choreography, Site Specific, Place Making

Donna Sternberg has professionally premiered over 75 works, presented performances, educational programs and taught throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. After dancing in and directing several dance companies, she founded Donna Sternberg & Dancers in 1985 and has collaborated with artists and scientists from a variety of backgrounds. In 2013 Sternberg was awarded a choreographic fellowship from the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Dept. She has been commissioned to create works for numerous organizations such as the California Science Center, SIGGRAPH, Skirball Museum, Dance Moving Forward Festival and California Choreographer's Festival. Her work has been presented in theaters, site-specific locations and alternative venues including UCLA, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Edythe Broad Stage, UC Irvine, Annenberg Beach House, Rancho La Puerta in Mexico and ODC San Francisco. She has participated in adjudicated dance festivals throughout California such as Dance Kaleidoscope, So Cal Invitational, Festival of Solos, Summerfest, and at the Los Angeles County Art Museum. Her work has received support from the California Arts Council, California Council for the Humanities, National Performance Network, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Department, Culver City Cultural Affairs Commission, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, National/State/County Partnership, Pacific Bell, Bank of America and the Amgen Foundation. For the past 10 years science has served as an inspiration to create evening-length works on themes such as quantum physics, quantum entanglement, perception and memory, the environment, celestial mechanics and plant biology. Her work and dance company have been featured in print (Dance Magazine, Dance Spirit, Los Angeles Times), radio and television (PBS, City TV). She has been a guest artist at the University of Washington, UC San Diego, Cal State LA, Reed College and the CA Dance Educators Assoc. as well as an artist-in-residence in Costa Rica and Me