Celebrating the Life of Linda Tarnay

Linda Tarnay

Please join us to celebrate the life of Linda Tarney, former Chair of Tisch Dance and Associate Arts Professor. 


Saturday, December 1, 2018


Jack Crystal Theater, 5th Floor

NYU Tisch School of the Arts 

Department of Dance 

111 Second Avenue, between East 6th and 7th Street

NY, NY 10003


Reception to follow until 7PM in Studio 1, 4th floor.

Attendees are welcome to join us later for the Second Avenue Dance Company December Concert at 7:30PM in the Jack Crystal Theater, 5th Floor.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Dance Department at (212) 998-1980, or email ec1024@nyu.edu.


Celebrating the Life of Linda Tarnay

Celebrating the Life of Linda Tarnay

Linda Tarnay studied with Martha Graham, José Limón, Merce Cunningham, Viola Farber, Nenette Charisse, and Lawrence Rhodes. She earned a B.A. from Bennington College and also a M.A. from NYU Gallatin.

Linda was a founding member of Dance Theater Workshop in 1965 and performed with Anna Sokolow, Lotte Goslar, Phyllis Lamhut and Jamie Cunningham, as well as in her own choreography. She was artist-in-residence at the Yard and director of Transitions Dance Company in London. She taught at American Dance Festival for 16 summers and was honored with its Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching in 2007. Linda was the artistic director of her own company, Linda Tarnay and Dancers. She received choreography grants from National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts; Creative Artists Public Service Award (CAPS).