Faculty Profiles

Orion Duckstein

Associate Professor, Chair
Dance, College of Arts and Sciences

Performing Arts Center 150

General Information



BFA, University of Connecticut (1991)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Professional Performances & Choreography

Paul Taylor Dance Company 1999-2010; 2014 (guest artist)

Take Dance Company - Takehiro Ueyama, artistic director 2003-2008, 2014-15

Taylor 2 Dance Company 1995-1999

Mazzini Dance Collective guest artist, choreographer, dancer

Patricia Kenny Dance Collection, guest artist, choreographer, dancer

Robert Wood Dance

Samson et Delilah, choreographed by Peter Pucci

Judy Dworin Performance Ensemble

Sonia Plumb Dance Company


Open Professional classes in NYC, Paul Taylor Studios, STEPS. 1998-2017

Workshops taught: Paul Taylor Dance Company Summer Intensives, Winter Intensives 1999-2019, Modern Technique, Repertory

Masterclasses: Taught masterclasses in the Taylor style in hundreds of cities across the US and in 30 countries.


Residencies: Guest Artist-In-Residence, Choreography, Teaching, Master Classes

Greater Hartford Arts Academy

Boston Arts Academy

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA

Booker T Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Dallas, TX

Idyllwild High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Idyllwild, CA

Lehigh Valley High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, Lehigh, PA

Long Island University, CW Post Campus, NY




Personal Statement

Personal Statement



I love teaching dance. I love helping a young dancer find and develop their artistry, to explore their beliefs through movement, and to develop their communicative and expressive skills through specificity and vulnerability.


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