About Paola Styron
PAOLA STYRON (Co-Director of IF) Paola is an internationally acclaimed modern dancer. She was a leading performer and collaborator for over twenty years with choreographer /director Martha Clarke. Productions with Ms. Clarke include: Off Broadway: "The Garden of Earthly Delights", "Vienna: Lusthaus", and "Vienna: Lusthaus (Revisited)", "The Hunger Artist", "Miracolo d'Amore","Vers La Flamme" (Lincoln Center Great Performers Series);The operas "Marco Polo", and "Orfeo ed Euridce" (New York City Opera)"Hans Christian Andersen" (American Conservatory Theater)"A Midsummer Night's Dream" (American Repertory Theatre)"Belle Epoque" (Lincoln Center Theater).
With renowned Canadian soloist Margie Gillis, Paola is a frequent guest artist and choreographer for both stage and film. She was Associate Artistic Director of Faustwork Mask Theater from 1990 - 2000. An aerialst and equestrian, she worked with choreographer Paula Josa-Jones on an evening of Equestrian Dance Theater. Paola is also a certified instructor of THERAPEUTIC RIDING, a form of therapy using horses and horseback riding, to enhance and promote the physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being of people with disabilities.