Children Dancing

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 other contemporary choreographers, as well as the dance of Isadora Duncan. The company has been the recipient of many NYSCA Decentralization 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 intensively 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 (now in its 28th year), she had been dance educator at the Dalton School in Manhattan teaching the kindergarten Creative Dance program 2003- 2013. Beth continues to give Duncan Dance workshops for The Dalton Middle School and she teaches Creative Dance/Pre-ballet at the Silverstein Hebrew Academy in Great Neck. Beth also teaches classes in Ballet, Modern/Duncan Dance and Body-Conditioning for Well-being for Great Neck Continuing Education.

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 and for Old Westbury Gardens MidSummer Night celebrations. Her works have been performed at venues including the 92nd St. Y, City Center, The Hatch Presenting series, National Dance Guild at Arts Of Motion, Silk Arts Festival, Waterside Plaza Dance Festival, Old Westbury Gardens, the Nassau County Museum of Art and The Long Island Children's Museum among many other venues.

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 latest choreographic project, Through the Portals, developed in the summer 2015, will be presented at four LI venues scheduled for Fall 2015. Please see Dance Visions NY for information about the program.