Tag: steps on broadway

Jennifer Kreichman Takes Over as the New Steps on Broadway Academy Director

Steps on Broadway’s youth training program has a new leader—New York dance community mainstay Jennifer Kreichman. In many ways, it seems her lifetime of experience prepared her for this very moment. Kreichman spent her youth commuting between Long Island and New York City training in schools like the American Ballet Theatre school, The School of […]

Steps on Broadway’s Nancy Bielski Opens Up About Her Life as an Educator in New York City

On any given weekday between 11:30 am and 1 pm at New York City’s Steps on Broadway, Nancy Bielski offers an advanced-intermediate professional ballet class that keeps even ballet’s biggest superstars on their toes. By the end of tendus, her students (a mix of freelance ballerinas, former professional dancers and a revolving door of off-season […]

Carol Paumgarten, Founder of Steps on Broadway, Passes Away

Carol Paumgarten, founder of Steps on Broadway, the renowned studio and hub of the international dance community on New York City’s Upper West Side, died on September 24 following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas, her sons, Nicholas Jr. and Alexander, and four grandchildren. Paumgarten, alongside Patrice Soriero, opened Steps’ first […]

Remembering Iconic Steps Teacher Wilhelm "Willy" Burmann

Over the last 36 years, scores of dancers passed through Wilhelm Burmann’s studio doors at Steps on Broadway in New York City. Burmann, who went by “Willy,” welcomed everyone—from huge dance stars to young students with huge dreams. He also welcomed adult students seeking to improve their technique and even students just taking ballet class […]