Lance Westergard, Director of Dance at Hofstra University, is a graduate of the Juilliard School
and made his professional debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in a work especially created for him by the great
choreographer, Antony Tudor, titled Concerning Oracles. As a performer, he has worked with the Metropolitan Opera
Ballet Company, Eliot Feld's American Ballet Company, Lotte Goslar's Pantomime Circus, Kathryn Posin Dance Company
(Associate Director), Los Angeles Dance Theater (Co-Director), Lar Lubovitch, Manuel Alum, Kazuko Hirabayashi,
Tobi Armour, and Remy Charlip's International All Stars. He has been the ballet master for both the Joffrey II
Dancers and Ballet Hispanico of New York.
His choreography has been recognized with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York Foundation
on the Arts, Meet the Composer, and the Jerome Foundation. He has written ballets for The Joffrey II Dancers, The
Juilliard Dance Ensemble, City Contemporary Dance Company of Hong Kong, The Virginia Opera, Manhattanville College,
and the Boston Conservatory.
He has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, The Boston Conservatory Summer Dance Program, Harvard
Summer Dance Center, Taipei Dance Forum in Taiwan, Batsheva Dance Company in Israel, the Contemporary Dance Company
of Hong Kong, Jacob's Pillow, La Chartreuse in Villeneuve-les-Avignon, France, and The American Dance Festival.
As the artistic consultant for the Lotte Goslar Pantomime Circus Foundation he has staged the works of Lotte Goslar
on the Omaha Theater for Young People Ballet Company, Hofstra Drama & Dance Program and the Kansas City Ballet;
and for solo artists Betsy Fisher and Ara Fitzgerald.
Mr. Westergard received a certificate in honoriam for his achievement in dance from the Isadora Duncan Institute.
Most recently, he taught for the Paul Taylor School Summer Workshop, gave a lecture on the works of Lotte Goslar
for the Society of Dance History Scholars at the American Dance Festival, Duke University, was a member of the
Centennial Celebration Committee for Antony Tudor, and was a guest teacher at the Boston Conservatory and the University
of Wisconsin/Madison. Lance is serves on the boards of the Dance Notation Bureau, The Martha Hill Fund, and the
Lotte Goslar Pantomime Circus Foundation.