Naina DewanGreenville, SC
Naina Dewan is a Dance Artist, Educator, Choreographer, and Certified Alexander Technique Teacher. India-born and U.S.-raised, Naina has been studying Dance Arts since 1983. Her undergraduate studies were at State University of New York/Geneseo, University of Rochester, and Jacob’s Pillow. She earned a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Dance. Her graduate studies were at the American Center for Alexander Technique & New York University.
Naina has performed with Albany Berkshire Ballet, Marya Kennett Ballet Theatre, Geneseo Dance Ensemble, Sharon Fogarty Dance Theatre, NYC choreographers Diane Young, Emily Faulkner (Emily Faulkner Dance) & Jody Sperling (TimeLapse Dance), Creatures of Habitat/Stefanie Weber, with her own company, and at various dance festivals in the Northeast.
Her classes are fueled by Alexander Technique, modern dance and release techniques, energy techniques, and somatic embodiment. She has taught extensively in Massachusetts and South Carolina, including at Hillcrest Educational Centers, Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Dance Theatre, Greenville Health System Life Center, Carolina Ballet Theatre, Greenville’s Fine Arts Center, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanites. She has been a Guest Teacher at the State University of New York/Geneseo, University of Colorado/Boulder, Northwood Academy (Toronto), Helping Hands Psychotherapy (VT), and Foothills Dance Conservatory (SC). She is currently teaching at DanceArts Greenville, International Ballet Academy, and Converse College. She will start as Assistant Professor of Dance at Converse College in the fall of 2016.
In 2013, she started Naina Dewan Dance Company which creates, commissions, teaches, and performs modern dance on diverse landscapes. Her choreography is fueled by abstract narratives of the human condition. NDC has performed at Clemson University, Front Porch Arts Collective Festival, Greenville Dance Festival, Senior Action Greenville, International Ballet, Furman University, Tedx Greenville, Our World Festival, Savannah College of Art & Design, Sterling School, and with Danza Corpus Canada (Toronto).