Orly Krasner loves to share the joy of English Country Dance as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. She is a regular part of the teaching rotation in Westchester, NY and New York City and is a frequent guest for dance evenings, special events, and festivals both near and far. Orly has emceed balls and weekends across the US, Canada, and England. She has taught at Pinewoods Early Music Week with Graham Christian, and joined Gene Murrow for two trips to Japan where they taught ECD workshops under the auspices of the National Federation of Teachers of Folkdance. Orly loves a challenge, so she’s been learning Japanese, how to wear a kimono, and studying traditional dance. She is also studying Baroque dance and is looking forward to a minuet-step revival!
Orly’s first collection of dances, Celebrations, is available from CDSS. The CD was recorded by Reunion (Daniel Beerbohm, Barbara Greenberg, and Jonathan Jensen). A second collection is in the works. In real life, Orly credits her discovery of country dance with helping her finish her PhD dissertation; she currently teaches in the music department of City College CUNY and dreams of someday retiring.