Ilana Goldman received her BFA from The Juilliard School, where she was awarded the John Erskine Prize for Artistic and Academic Excellence, and her MFA from the University of Washington. She danced professionally as a principal dancer with Oakland Ballet and Sacramento Ballet, as a member of Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet and Trey McIntyre Project, and as a guest artist with Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet. She performed in works by Balanchine, Petipa, de Mille, Loring, Nijinska, St. Denis, Graham, Limón, Taylor, McKayle, Tharp, Parsons, Ron Cunningham, Bebe Miller, Susan Marshall, Margaret Jenkins, Dwight Rhoden, Igal Perry, Helen Pickett, Sidra Bell, and Amy Seiwert, among others.
Her choreography has been performed by Sacramento Ballet, New York Theatre Ballet, ARC Dance, Tallahassee Ballet, Bowen McCauley Dance, Black Rock City Ballet, Santa Cruz Ballet Theatre, Perry-Mansfield, Florida State University, and University of Washington. Her work was selected for performances at Brooklyn’s Dumbo Dance Festival and the Boston Contemporary Dance Festival. Her two short dance films, Convergence and Fledgling, have screen at numerous international film festivals.
Ilana has presented papers on community engagement at conferences in Hawaii and Canada.
She has taught master classes for schools, companies, and conferences across the United States.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Juilliard School
Master of Fine Arts in Dance, University of Washington
Ballet, Pointe, Teaching Methods
Choreography, Screendance, Community Engagement