Lena Engelstein

Lena Engelstein, photo by Maria Baranova

Lena Engelstein is a dancer, performer, and choreographer. She is part of the interdisciplinary performance collective CHILD, headed by Lisa Fagan, and has performed in and created work with Fagan since 2017. Her work, called “the high weird” by critics and lauded as “subtly campy and hilariously queer” by the Brooklyn Rail, has been presented in NYC dance and theater festivals such as Prelude, Exponential Festival, and Live Artery. Engelstein has collaborated with Jo Warren, Miguel Alejandro Castillo, and Magda San Millan on new works. Other recent performance credits include: Alexa West, Barnett Cohen, Brendan Drake, Falcon Dance (company member, 2018-present), Owen Prum + Lili Dekker, and Third Rail Company’s Then She Fell (company member, 2019-2020). She has taught at SUNY Brockport, Colorado Mesa University, and The Field Center. Engelstein holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Colorado College.

Lena Engelstein will present Stage Direction.