Lehrer Dance is proud to be the professional dance company in partnership with the University at Buffalo Department of Theatre and Dance. This unique collaboration brings together higher education and the professional world of concert dance, with benefits that serve both groups, as the two entities share artistic resources. UB Dance Majors have the opportunity to take classes in the Lehrer Dance technique, and Jon Lehrer sets work on the University’s Zodiaque Dance Company. Lehrer Dance utilizes UB’s rehearsal space at the Center for the Arts during summer months and on academic breaks. Here, new works are created to be toured all over the world. In addition, an Observership is offered to a UB Dance senior every year affording them the opportunity to learn company repertoire while gaining valuable insight into the professional world of dance.
Past Observership Recipients
The focus of the Lehrer Dance Observership is to give pre-professional dancers the opportunity to train with and learn from professional dancers currently performing in the field. The knowledge and experience gained through the Observership will be an extremely valuable asset in the pursuit of a professional career in dance.2009/2010 – Colleen Walsh* 2010/ 2011 – Patrick Leahy 2011/2012 – Zosha Giacomara 2012/2013 – Ashley Peters 2013/2014 – Cristiana Cavallo* 2014/2015 – Lisa Kaemmerlen 2015/2016 – Michaela Neild
2016/2017 – Haley Bjorn
*Current Lehrer Dance company member