Holly C. Fairbank
Executive Director of the Maxine Greene Institute for Aesthetic Education and Social Imagination, Holly is an arts education consultant for various organizations including The Center for Arts Education. She teaches aesthetic education as an adjunct professor in the Teacher Education Deptments at Hunter College (CUNY) and The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC-CUNY).From 1997 to 2010 she was Assistant Director at Lincoln Center Institute (LCI) where she coordinated the partnership with the teacher education sites including Bank Street College, St. Johns University, Stern College, as well as CUNY campuses of Lehman, Queens, Brooklyn, City and Lehman Colleges.
As a choreographer, dancer and the artistic director of Holly Fairbank & Dancers, from 1979-1989 she received grants and commissions from sources including Arts International, the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Dance Theater Workshop among other sources and venues. Ms. Fairbank has been a dance teaching artist and dance educator since 1976 and has headed the dance departments of the Nightingale-Bamford School in NYC and the Convent for the Sacred Heart Schools in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Ms. Fairbank received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an MA in Dance Education from New York University. She has been guest faculty at the University of Hawaii, Hong Kong Performing Arts Center and the Guangzhou Dance Academy and the Beijing Dance Academy in China. She has written reviews and articles for Dance Magazine, China Daily and The Journal for the Anthropological Study of Human Movement. Her book Collection, Preservation and Dissemination of Minority Dance in China: An Anthropological Investigation of the 1980’s has been translated into Chinese and published by Yunnan Univ. Press.