Stephanie Reinhart

American Dance Festival co-director, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts co-artistic director

Emmy winner Stephanie Reinhart, co-director of the American Dance Festival and co-artistic director for dance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, died Monday Sept. 23 of leukemia in New York. She was 58.

A longtime champion of modern dance, she traveled worldwide in search of troupes to introduce to American audiences.

Earlier this year, the French government honored her for her contribution to dance in France. She also won an Emmy this year as executive producer of PBS’ “Great Performances” series “Dance in America: Free to Dance . . . Steps of the Gods.”

She was with the American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C., since 1977 and served as co-director with her husband Charles since 1993. She served as co-artistic director for dance at the Kennedy Center in Washington since 1996.

U of Wis. Grad lectured frequently about modern dance and arts administration and wrote the books “East Meets West in Dance: Voices in the Cross-Cultural Dialogue” and “Dancing Female: Lives and Issues of Women in Contemporary Dance.”

She served as a panelist for the Kentucky and North Carolina state arts councils, a consultant and board member of Martha Clarke’s Crowsnest dance company and president of the board of directors of Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians.

More Scene

  • Ryan Murphy Pose

    Ryan Murphy on 'Showrunning as Advocacy' and the Post-Me Too 'Age of Enlightenment'

    Emmy winner Stephanie Reinhart, co-director of the American Dance Festival and co-artistic director for dance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, died Monday Sept. 23 of leukemia in New York. She was 58. A longtime champion of modern dance, she traveled worldwide in search of troupes to introduce to American audiences. Earlier this […]

  • 'The Sinner' film premiere

    Jessica Biel Closes Her Kid-Friendly Au Fudge Restaurant

    Emmy winner Stephanie Reinhart, co-director of the American Dance Festival and co-artistic director for dance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, died Monday Sept. 23 of leukemia in New York. She was 58. A longtime champion of modern dance, she traveled worldwide in search of troupes to introduce to American audiences. Earlier this […]

  • Comedy Converstion with L to R:

    Just for Laughs Festival Honors Tiffany Haddish, Hannah Gadsby, More

    Emmy winner Stephanie Reinhart, co-director of the American Dance Festival and co-artistic director for dance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, died Monday Sept. 23 of leukemia in New York. She was 58. A longtime champion of modern dance, she traveled worldwide in search of troupes to introduce to American audiences. Earlier this […]

  • Paul Krassner Memoir Illustration

    Paul Krassner on Resisting With Humor

    Emmy winner Stephanie Reinhart, co-director of the American Dance Festival and co-artistic director for dance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, died Monday Sept. 23 of leukemia in New York. She was 58. A longtime champion of modern dance, she traveled worldwide in search of troupes to introduce to American audiences. Earlier this […]

  • Just for Laughs Festival Montreal

    Just for Laughs Festival Is the Coachella of Comedy

    Emmy winner Stephanie Reinhart, co-director of the American Dance Festival and co-artistic director for dance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, died Monday Sept. 23 of leukemia in New York. She was 58. A longtime champion of modern dance, she traveled worldwide in search of troupes to introduce to American audiences. Earlier this […]

  • National Comedy Center Set To Open

    National Comedy Center Set To Open During Lucille Ball Fest

    Emmy winner Stephanie Reinhart, co-director of the American Dance Festival and co-artistic director for dance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, died Monday Sept. 23 of leukemia in New York. She was 58. A longtime champion of modern dance, she traveled worldwide in search of troupes to introduce to American audiences. Earlier this […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content