Marcus Schulkind joined the Conservatory in 2013 as a faculty member in the Dance Division, where he teaches ballet technique classes and recovery/rehabilitation classes.
Schulkind has been a dancer, choreographer, and teacher for more than 50 years. He has received grants from the NEA, NYSCA, MCC, Affiliated Artists, Celebrity Series, and First Night. Prior to moving to Boston, he had his own dance company in New York City and was featured at Clark Center, American Theater Laboratory/Dance Theatre Workshop, and Dance Umbrella. He is also one of the founders of Green Street Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In addition to this, for the past 20 years, he has been an acupuncturist, teaching at New England School of Acupuncture and maintaining a private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts.
He graduated from Goddard College, which included two years of study in New York City at the Juilliard School and the dance studios of Martha Graham, Norman Walker, May O'Donnell, and Gertrude Schurr. He performed in the companies of Pearl Lang, Kathy Posin, Elisa Monte, Lar Lubovitch, Norman Walker, and the Batsheva Dance Company of Israel. He has choreographed extensively in the United States and had his own dance company in New York and in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Schulkind also teaches at Green Street Studios and Urbanity Dance Company (Boston).
Professional Awards and Recognitions
- Excellence in Leadership (New England School of Acupuncture Community Award, 2016)
- Dance Division Faculty Member of the Year (Boston Conservatory, 2014)
- Dance Champion (Boston Dance Alliance, 2009)
- Dance Award for choreography, teaching, and performing (City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2001)