Bierman, Bruce

 Lecturers, Performers, Yiddish/Klezmer Dance Leaders

Jewish dance artist. He teaches and leads all kinds of Jewish dance including Hasidic and klezmer/Yiddish.

  • Background : He is the author of several award-winning plays and musicals including The Passion of Carmen, The Blue Dress, and Wade in the Water, which received the Playwright's Commission Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. Bruce is currently the artistic director of the J Dance Theatre, bringing Jewish dance performances, workshops, lectures and youth education programs throughout California. Bruce received his B.A. in Asian Theatre and Dance from U.C. Santa Cruz, and recently completed the Karmiel Course for Foreign Dance Teachers in Israel. Bruce lives with his dance and life partner, Gilberto Melendez, in San Francisco.
  • Programs : Also choreographer, and Artistic Director of New Yiddish Theater and Yiddish Theatre Ensemble
  • Lectures : History of Hasidic dance and Yiddish dance.