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Leslie Satin

Part-time Faculty
(212) 998-7314
1 Wash Pl, Room 429

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Leslie Satin's research and teaching interests include: dance, performance, integrated arts, and the arts avant-garde of the 19th through 21st centuries; gender and performing/visual arts; autobiography; performance writing; and creative nonfiction. Satin comes to her scholarly work through her professional experience as a choreographer and dancer as well as her graduate work in NYU's Department of Performance Studies. Her dances, interdisciplinary collaborations with other visual and performing artists, and workshops have been presented at many venues in New York City and elsewhere. Satin has taught and been a resident artist at Bard College, Fordham University/Ailey School, SUNY/Empire State College, and schools and studios in the U.S., Europe, and South America. She was a longtime member of the editorial board of Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory; she coedited a special issue, "Performing Autobiography." Her writing has appeared in Re-Inventing Dance in the 1960s: Everything Was Possible, Performing Arts Journal, Dance Research Journal, Theatre Journal, Dancing Times (U.K.), Gesto (Brazil), Moving Words: Dance Criticism in Transition, and other publications. Satin received the Gallatin Adviser of Distinction Award in 2010.

Teaching and Research Interests

dance and performance; performing and visual arts; choreography; gender and performance; assemblage art; scores and structures for performance; contemporary avant-garde; arts criticism, autobiography, and creative nonfiction

Leslie Satin


B.A., SUNY Buffalo, 1973
M.A., New York University, 1989
Ph.D., New York University, 1997

Recent News

Professor Leslie Satin received a 2015-2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The award was established in 2009 to recognize educators for their outstanding teaching; their ability to inspire students; a pedagogical approach that is creative and rigorous; expert advising and mentoring skills; and contributions to their field.

Professor Satin received a 2014-2015 Gallatin Jewish Studies Grant to support her work that has emerged from the writing of Georges Perec.

She will present a dance and a paper with the working title "Charred Landscapes: Feeling Dance" at the 5th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Emotional Geographies at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland, in June 2015. She will present a performative presentation, "What Do You See?: Being Here, Seeing Here, A Dancing Eyeful," at the Performing Place 3 Conference at the University of Chichester, UK, in June 2015.

Professor Satin presented a paper, “Dancing in Place: Exhaustion, Embodiment, and Perec” and choreographed/performed in a live dance/video installation, “Hidden Dip,” a collaboration with Victoria Hunter of the University of Chichester, at “Species of Spaces: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on the Work of Georges Perec,” at Teesside University in Darlington, England, in March 2014. In April 2014, she presented “Space/Age: The Body as Home(less),” at the “Performance, Place, Possibility: Performance in Contemporary Urban Contexts” Conference at the University of Leeds, England. She received a 2013 Gallatin Jewish Studies Grant. She conceived, choreographed, and performed in a dance concert, Daily Duets/Mixed Doubles, a duet relay, presented by the Railyard Performance Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in August 2013.  


2016 Spring

Post-Modern Dance: Contemporary Experimental Choreography

2016 Fall

Scores and Structures for Dance and Performance: Making the Process Visible

2015 Spring

Post-Modern Dance: Contemporary Experimental Choreography

2015 Fall

Everyday Dance: Creating a Practice

2014 Fall

Making Dance: Space, Place and Technology