New Head of the Harkness Foundation for Dance
April 29, 2014


Joan Finkelstein is the new Harkness Foundation for Dance director. She replaces Theodore S. Bartwink, who served as executive director for more than three decades. For 12 years, Finkelstein (DT, November 2005) directed the 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Center, where she oversaw the Harkness Dance Festival and the Dance Education Laboratory teacher training program. Most recently, Finkelstein was dance director for the New York City Department of Education, where she spearheaded the creation of the NYC Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance.


Photo by Catherine Brikke, courtesy of NYC Department of Education

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