Faculty Profiles

Sondra Loring

Movement Improvisation

Sondra Loring Sondra Loring has been dancing in New York since 1982, and received a 1996 Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) as an improviser, writer, teacher and performer, specifically with David Rousseve and Neil Greenberg. Her own work has been produced in NYC, notably Danspace Project, DTW, BAM, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Joyce Soho and PS122, as well as in Mexico, Venezuela and other venues throughout the United States. Loring received the prestigious Meet the Composer commission, along with a grant from the US/Mexico Fund for Culture for her piece El Puente/The Bridge.

In 1992, Loring co-founded the annual Improvisation Festival/NY, a two-week program of workshops, classes, ‘jams’ and performances by both national and international improvisers. She also founded and edited JUICE, an underground dance journal in NYC.

After moving to the Hudson Valley, Loring rocked the dance scene, organizing performance and educational experiences for the local community, with infusions from the NYC dance world. Her work as a director include site-specific events, concert performances and collaborations with artists spanning the disciplines of music and art. Her latest piece, CRUSH, with Maria Simpson, was performed in NYC and the northeast region.

She directs Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation in Hudson and Satya Yoga Center in Rhinebeck, where she teaches regular classes and teacher trainings. She lives on a small farm with her son, Mateo and their rascally dog, Pequena.