Barbara Mahler


Barbara Mahler is a long-standing and active member of the New York City dance community as a choreographer, performer, a movement educator and body worker.

Teaching for above 30 years, she is a major contributor in the development and outreach of Klein Technique™, associate Director of the Susan Klein School of Dance 1983-2004, having begun her studies in 1978. Barbara has been an ongoing faculty member with Movement Research since 2005, and a 2001 and 2006 Movement Research Artist-in-Residence. She travels worldwide in various contexts, as part of ongoing education programs and festivals, as well as open workshops,- Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Taiwan. As a choreographer, she works with subtle and intricate movement, time and architecture. Her choreography is consistent with her teaching vision and work.

Her solo dances have most recently be seen in Conception, Chile, as part of the BIOBIO Festival, where she was an artist in residence, in NYC at the Performance MIx Festival 33, Jamaica Center for the Performing Arts, Queens Theater, Judson Church as part of the Movement Research presenting series, others. She received her BA from Hunter College under the tutelage of Dorothy Vislocky, and her MFA from University Wisconsin- Milwaukee 2008. Barbara is a Zero Balancing Senior Faculty and Certified practitioner (1986).