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Caroline Copeland- Nizam

Lecturer of Dance

Caroline Copeland-Nizam is a leading specialist in early ballet and performance practice. Her extensive career has brought her to theatres, palaces, and universities across the United States and Europe. As a solo performer, Caroline has collaborated with many early music groups including Merz Trio, The New Dutch Academy, Cantata Profana, and Juilliard415. She is an Associate Director of The New York Baroque Dance Company. Caroline is also a featured artist with the Boston Early Music Festival and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, The Bronx Opera, and with the Nordic Baroque Dancers at the Innsbruck Early Music Festival in Austria.

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As a choreographer, Caroline’s work has been presented at the historic Federal Hall in downtown Manhattan, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Public Theater, Dixon Place, Alice Tully Hall, and the Philipszaal in Den Hague. Productions include four operas: Steffani’s Niobe, Regina di Tebe, Handel’s Almira, Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulysse in patria, and Campra’s Le Carnaval de Venise.

Ms. Copeland-Nizam teaches master classes in baroque dance and gesture to all populations including Dance for PD at MMDG, Rutgers, Cornell, Yale, Ensemble ACJW, Juilliard, and Carnegie Hall and she has also been featured in three films, “Slow Dancing: Trio A” (Yvonne Rainer and David Michalek), “Banished” (Deirdre Towers), and “Fencing: the Art, the Science & the Passion” (Bert Shapiro). Caroline is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University where she teaches ballet (from a historical perspective), contemporary dance, and historical dance practice. She also teaches dance histories at Hofstra and the Joffrey Trainee Program in NYC.

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