About Beth Jucovy and Faculty
Director and teacher biography
Beth Jucovy has performed extensively and has taught classes and workshops in Duncan, ballet, modern, and jazz techniques both in the US and throughout Europe and Israel. She is founder, choreographer and director of Dance Visions since 1990. Renamed Dance Visions NY, the company has been a not-for-profit organization since 2011. Dance Visions NY performs works of Beth and at times other company choreographers, as well as the dance of Isadora Duncan. The company has been the recipient of many NYSCA and North Shore Community Arts Council grants. Dance Visions NY often performs throughout Long Island and the NY metropolitan area.
Beth also danced for a decade with Andrew Jannetti and Dancers, performing frequently at many NYC venues. She was a soloist with the Downtown Ballet Company for six years, as well as with Ameridance International, a jazz dance company based in Munich, Germany. She is an Isadora Duncan dance specialist trained since childhood by Julia Levien and she studied as a child with Anna Duncan as well. Beth had also worked extensively with Anna Sokolow. She has received critical acclaim in the major NY papers as well as abroad for her performances.
Aside from teaching at her studio Children Dancing (30th year!), Beth has been teaching Ballet, Duncan, Jazz dance and Nickolaus Body-conditioning classes for Great Neck Continuing Education since January 2015. Beth had been dance educator at the Dalton School in Manhattan teaching the kindergarten Creative Dance program 2003- 2013.
Beth is a freelance dance teaching artist and a Lincoln Center Aesthetic Education trained teaching artist, working with Tilles Center since 2000. She has presented workshops in many LI schools as well as professional development workshops for teachers and teaching artists through this program. From 1997-2005, Beth was a dance educator in the NYC public school system. She had also been a ballet instructor at USDAN Center for the Performing and Creative Arts in Huntington.
Beth's choreography has been commissioned for many projects including for Poe-Artistry performed at Hofstra, for a Korean children's television English Language Learning series, for the Long Island Children's Museum, Old Westbury Gardens original MidSummer Night celebrations, Sands Point Preserve, Cedarmere, the UUCSR and many other venues. Her works have also been performed at venues including the 92nd St. Y, City Center, The Hatch Presenting series, Biomorphic Dance festival, National Dance Guild at Arts Of Motion, Silk Arts Festival, Waterside Plaza Dance Festival, Clark Gardens, Steppingstone Waterside Theater, the Nassau County Museum of Art and The Long Island Children's Museum among many more.
Beth continues to dance with her company, Dance Visions NY, and she teaches dance workshops at universities, libraries and centers throughout the Metropolitan area.
Beth's self-produced NYC season with the company was this past Dec. 13-17 at Speyer Hall at University Settlment on Eldridge St Manhattan. Please see Dance Visions NY for information about their upcoming programs.