David Neumann

Performing Arts, 2009

Choreographer and performer David Neumann is the artistic director of Advanced Beginner Group. The company’s work has been presented in New York at P.S. 122, Dance Theater Workshop, Central Park SummerStage, and Symphony Space, among others, and has toured to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Alverno Presents in Milwaukee, and MASS MoCA in North Adams. Neumann was a member of Doug Varone and Dancers and an eight-year original member and collaborator with the Doug Elkins Dance Company. He continues to perform and choreograph for theater, opera, and film, with such directors as JoAnn Akalaitis, Laurie Anderson, Jonathan Demme, and Peter Sellars. He is a professor of theater at Sarah Lawrence College and a guest lecturer at both Barnard College and the Yale School of Drama.

Awards and Accomplishments


Neumann and five other Creative Capital Artists perform in BAM's Next Wave Festival in Brooklyn


Neumann is the recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant

2008: Neumann creates duet for himself and Mikhail Baryshnikov and tours in Italy and Greece