Sharon Milanese

Undergraduate Discipline


BFA, Southern Methodist University, Meadows School of the Arts. AOS in Massage Therapy, Pacific College of Health and Sciences. Certified Pilates and Zero Balancing practitioner; private movement and manual therapy practice in New York City and New Jersey. A compassionate human being who is fascinated with the moving body, Milanese has been immersed in the world of movement as a professional dance artist, educator, and bodyworker for more than 20 years and is in love with the limitless exploration that is possible with the human form. She has most notably danced for the Lucinda Childs Dance Company; Robert Wilson & Philip Glass in the opera, “Einstein on the Beach”l and in Merce Cunningham’s Centennial Celebration, “Night of 100 Solos.” Milanese has also performed with various artists and companies, including New York Theatre Ballet, CorbinDances, Heidi Latsky, Liz Gerring, Dusan Tynek, and Patricia Hoffbauer. Her teaching affiliations include Gibney Dance Center, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Limon Dance Company, New York University, Barnard College, George Mason University, Stockton University, American Ballet Theater JKO School, and Centre National De La Danse. As the former rehearsal director of the Lucinda Childs Dance company, she had the great pleasure of setting and coaching the work of Lucinda Childs. SLC, 2022-

Undergraduate Courses 2021-2022




Ballet students at all levels will be guided toward creative and expressive freedom in their dancing, enhancing the qualities of ease, grace, musicality, and symmetry that define this form. We will explore alignment, with an emphasis on anatomical principles; we will cultivate awareness of how to enlist the appropriate neuromuscular effort for efficient movement; and we will coordinate all aspects of body, mind, and spirit, integrating them harmoniously.