Lori Belilove

Duncan

Lori Belilove received a BFA in dance, religion, and classical studies from Mills College.  She trained extensively in the modern technique of Doris Humphrey as a private student of Eleanor King and Ernestine Stodelle, both original members of the Humphrey-Weidman Dance Company.

A third generation Duncan dancer, she is trained in the direct lineage of the Duncan technique and has earned an international reputation as the premier interpreter and ambassador of the dance of Isadora Duncan.  She was coached for performance and technique by first generation Duncan Dancers Anna Duncan and Irma Duncan, two of the six adopted artistic daughters of Isadora, also known as the Isadorables, and then with second generation Duncan Dancers Julia Levien, Hortense Kooluris, and Mignon Garland.

Ms. Belilove is founder and Artistic Director of the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation & Company and maintains a studio and school in New York City. She has toured solo and with her company across America performing in Colleges and Universities and festivals. Internationally, she has toured Budapest, Germany, Mexico, Canada, South Korea, West Africa, Italy, and Russia. She has established an on-going affiliate Duncan school and performing Ensemble in Brazil.

Ms. Belilove is the leading dancer in the award-winning PBS documentary Isadora Duncan: Movement From the Soul narrated by stage and screen actress Julie Harris. As a master teacher she has held residencies at such distinguished institutions as Harvard University, The Juilliard School, Northwestern University, Smith College, University of Alabama, Ohio State University, Wesleyan University, Princeton University, among others.    In 2015, Lori was appointed Artistic Director of the newly established Duncan Dance Academy in Shenzhen, China, with affiliate branches in 15 countries. She teaches Duncan technique at The Ailey School in New York City.