Jimena Lasansky

Photo by Vicki Reed

Jimena Lasansky, dancer, choreographer and educator has performed her solo repertoire and worked extensively with children, adults and teachers throughout the eastern seaboard and in Central and South America.

Lasansky’s solo performances have included world premieres of work by Ernesta Corvino and Ze’eva Cohen, and she has also performed the work of Anna Sokolow.

She is director of the Lasansky Studio of Dance, home to the Lasansky Dance/Theater Ensemble, where she is principal choreographer. She is a member of the Maine Artist Access Directory of the Maine Arts Commission, and maintains her midcoast studio in Rockport, Maine, where she lives and works.

She did undergraduate studies with Alfredo Corvino, Margaret Craske, Jose Limon, Ethel Winter, Bertram Ross, Lulu Sweigart and Frances Aronoff at New York’s Juilliard School. Concurrently she studied anatomy with Raoul Gelabert and Pilates Technique with Romana Kryzanowska. Later on, she earned a master’s degree in Dance in Education, working with Norma Canner as her thesis advisor.

She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants for her work in the fields of choreography, performance and education. Lasansky continues to be featured in many articles and has been the subject of two video documentaries aired on Maine Public Television.

She has served on the Dance Advisory Panel to the Maine Arts Commission, as an assistant professor of Dance at the University of Maine at Augusta, and as a movement specialist with the Artists in Education Dance Component Program of the National Endowment for the Arts.