Gail Corbin is a leading exponent and master teacher/director in the technique and repertory of American Modern Dance pioneers, Doris Humphrey and Charles Weidman. Her longtime association with Ernestine Stodelle, an original member of the Humphrey/Weidman Company, began with Ernestine’s reconstructions of two of Doris Humphrey’s early works - “Two Ecstatic Themes” and “Air for the G String” for the Jose Limon Company. Gail assisted her in these early Humphrey reconstructions and served as a model for the solo roles.
She also was a featured performer and soloist for Deborah Carr Theatre Dance Ensemble under the artistic direction of Beatrice Seckler, dancing the repertory of Charles Weidman.
Gail has taught and directed Humphrey/Weidman technique and repertory, as well as performance skills and pedagogy, for decades. The demand for her skills as master teacher has brought her to universities, dance companies and individual performers throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia and is a featured dancer in two films - “The Technique of Doris Humphrey” and “Charles Weidman- On his Own”.
Gail is the Director of Education at the Doris Humphrey Foundation/Institute and teaches modern dance at New Haven Ballet where she aslo taught children; developing a unique modern technique for young children emphasizing rhythmic coordination and musicality. She is a frequent guest teacher for the Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble in NYC. Gail recently staged and directed the Limon Dance Company in "Air for the G String" as part of their 75th anniversary celebration. Recent guest artist residencies have included Kenyon College, Ohio, University of Michigan and Goucher College. She is a graduate of the Hartford Conservatory of Music.
Shoreline Ballet instructor