A Los Angeles native, Carla Lubow has been active in the dance field for over 30 years as a dancer, choreographer, and teacher. Her passion and interest in movement has its roots in her very physical childhood spent skateboarding down Mulholland Drive and playing in the scenic outdoors of the Hollywood Hills. Lubow began dancing at a young age from Eugene Loring’s American School of Dance in Hollywood and went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with her BA and MA in Dance from UCLA. Lubow trained with such greats as Bella Lewitzky and Mia Slavenska and at the Nikolais/Louis Theatre Lab and Jose Limon Dance Company in NYC. She has performed with Donald Byrd, Dance/LA, Sesame Street Live, It’s Magic, and various commercial revues throughout Mexico, Central America, South America, and Europe. She is presently on faculty at Los Angeles Mission and Los Angeles Valley College, and she has taught at CSU Pomona, Los Angeles City College, East Los Angeles College, Glendale College, Orange Coast College, Marlborough School, Crossroads School, and the Oaks School.
The formation of her company Movers & Shakers allowed Lubow to bring her elegant, robust, and at times quirky choreography to new audiences through performances in theaters, universities, and public spaces around the world. Her choreography has been featured at Theatre West, Theater 40, the LA Art Show, Dance Moving Forward Festival, Dance Spectrum, Dance Kaleidoscope, Dance at Brand, Choreographer’s Spotlight, and Barnsdall Arts Center. She has choreographed for original musicals WR and Daisy and Lost in Hollywoodland, the film The Good Book, the play Tucumcari, and a variety of music videos including “God’s Child” and “Ding” featuring Ann Christine. Nominated for Choreographer of the Year by the Beverly Hills Outlook, Lubow’s choreography has also guided a variety of productions including A Chorus Line, Grease, Guys & Dolls, Cabaret, Anything Goes, Around the World in 80’s New Wave, and Love(Sick).
Her commitment to creating collaborative performance between artists of all media informs Lubow’s art at every turn. She has collaborated with the East LA and Valley Symphony Orchestras, bands, and multi-instrumentalists of all kinds. Her newest project, Rhythm Hunters, explores the integration of percussion and motion between drummers and dancers. With collaboration and innovation as the driving force behind much of Lubow’s choreography, she continues to create poignant, conceptual, and whimsical works that simultaneously push the envelope as they bring additional artists into the fold.