Ana Marie Forsythe

Newark Ballet Academy, formal dance training under Fred Danieli and Horton training under Joyce Trisler. Began dancing with the Garden State Ballet company at age 13 and with the Joyce Trisler Dance Company at age 14. Performed with the Sophie Maslow Dance Company, as well as her own company. Began teaching the Lester Horton technique in the 1960s and has devoted more than 20 years to documenting the Horton technique. An internationally-recognized master teacher of Horton technique, she has been invited to teach in more than a dozen countries. Co-authored The Dance Technique of Lester Horton and artistic director of three Horton videos documenting this important modern dance technique. Former director of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program at The Ailey School, where she has taught since 1973 and has been the chair of the Horton department since 1979. Conducts an annual Horton Pedagogy Workshop at The Ailey School each summer. SLC, 2014–