Bruce Bierman is a celebrated Jewish dance master, teaching artist and award-winning theater director in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. He was a leading performer and teaching artist with the acclaimed Aman Folk Dance Ensemble of Los Angeles and currently serves on the faculty of Oakland’s groundbreaking Stagebridge Performing Arts Institute, where he has been teaching theater and dance since 2008.
After attending his first KlezCalifornia Yiddish Culture Festival back in 2006 and learning under the guidance of his first mentor, Steve Weintraub, Bruce went on to become a leading presenter of Yiddish dance throughout California and the Southwest. He directed and choreographed The Megileh of Itzik Manger for the Jewish Music Festival and most recently was Yiddish dance dramaturg for the Tony Award winning play Indecent at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Bruce teaches his weekly Joy of Jewish Dance (now on Zoom) for Chochmat HaLev every Thursday at 10am.