INTERVIEWS about and by daniel Lewis


We are delighted to present this virtual interview with Dr. Daniel Lewis, hosted by Christine Jowers, founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dance EnthusiastDr. Lewis worked closely with Anna Sokolow for many years and shares his stories of his time with her as well as rarely seen footage. Recorded on April 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm EDT.

ST/DE Founding Director Jim May joined Dr. Lewis  and Ms. Jowers for a conversation following the interview, and answered questions from the audience.





Legends & Legacies: Dr. Daniel Lewis

November 25, 2020-I–n this new Miami Dance Hub series, we archive extended interviews with legendary voices in the dance community as they describe their legacies in their own words.  Our first honorable guest is Dr. Daniel Lewis, often referred to as the “Father of Dance” for New World School of the Arts.  Lewis shares stories detailing his rich history of how he found dance as a child by accident, performed across the world, and continues to introduce art to the next generation.


 July 10, 2018:  A production of Bacon Broward Education Communications Network.

 Producer Iris Acker

 With Daniel Lewis, Iris Acker, Karen Stephens, Jay Stuart and Bill Hirschman

Miami, FL 2011, A Life of Dance, Tribute performance for Daniel Lewis, Dean of Dance

Miami, FL February 5th 2011, The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

       A tribute to the work Daniel Lewis has done at the New World School of the Arts as the Founding Dean of Dance. “It is a better sweet feeling for me to leave, but the school has grown up and it is time for me move on and get back to my love of teaching again. I will miss the students terribly but as I watch alumni in the field, I will always have a wonderful feel of the work I have done.”

       The world-class concert featured performances by acclaimed dance companies, dancers, and choreographers including Gerri Houlihan from American Dance Festival; Michael Uthoff, Artistic Director of Dance St. Louis; Jim May, Artistic Director Sokolow Theatre Dance Ensemble; Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; Martha Graham Dance Company; Rosie Herrera Dance Company; Carla Maxwell, Artistic Director of Limón Dance Company; Tango for All Company, as well as choreographers and alumni from New World School of the Arts, among others. 


At the performance The Mayor of Miami proclaimed in a proclamation that

February 5, 2011 will be forever “Daniel Lewis Day