Steven "Steve" Lee Weintraub is a teacher, choreographer, and performer of Jewish dance, particularly Yiddish dance, the dance to klezmer music.
Born on Governor's Island, Bar Mitzvahed in the Bronx, and living now in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Steve received his dance training in Manhattan with Alvin Ailey and Erick Hawkins, among others.
He is in international demand as a teacher of traditional Yiddish dance at festivals and workshops including Klezkamp, Klezkanada, National Folk Organization's 2018 Conference, and festivals in Krakow, Furth, Paris, and London to name a few.
Steve delights in introducing people to the figures, steps, and stylings of the dances that belong to Klezmer music.
He has often been called the "Pied Piper of Yiddish Dance." His years of experience leading and researching Yiddish dance allow him to quickly weave dancers and music together in astonishing ways.