Faculty Profiles

Orion Duckstein

Associate Professor
Dance Department

Performing Arts Center Room 151

General Information



BFA, University of Connecticut (1991)

Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Connecticut (1987)

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I danced for the Paul Taylor Dance Company for 11 years, and before that with Taylor 2, the the outreach and performance arm of the company.

Before touring the world with the Taylor Company I danced with a number of choreographers in the 'Downtown', Dance Theater, and Performance Art scene as well as technique-based companies in New York City.

I was a founding member of choreographer Takehiro Ueyama's company, TakeDanceNY, and danced with other companies such as Amy Marshall Dance Company, Mazzini Dance Collection, Corbindances, Hernando Cortez & Co, and most recently guest artist and choreographer with Patricia Kenny Dance Collection.

As a late starter I developed a practical approach to technique as a support system for transcendent performances.

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