Paula Kramer

Dance is a powerful means of communication that adds immeasurably to ourcreative and every day lives.  To this belief, Paula Kramer, has devoted her professional life to the creation of original modern dance works and to teaching  technical and creative skills to students of all ages and at all skill levels.   Her choreography and workshops have been described as being richly dramatic and reflecting timeless social issues.  As a co-founding artistic director of Detroit Dance Collective, she has created more than sixty original works for the company, colleges and for other professional and student companies, on stage, in galleries and in alternative spaces..  She also originated “Dance Is Education”a dance centered multi -arts curriculum used in schools throughout Michigan, and directed DDC’s Summer Camp of the Arts for Children, a prototype subsequently used nationwide..

Paula  studied  extensively  with  members  of  the  Martha  Graham,  Jose  Limon  Dance Companies  among  other  dance  notables  in  New  York,  Cleveland  and  Detroit.   She received a BS in Education and Dance from Wayne State University where she received the  University’s  prestigious  Art’s  Achievement  Award  and  recognition  from  the  Dance Alumni Ass’n and College of Education. She was also awarded six Creative Artist Grants from the State of Michigan and was designated Michigan Dance Teacher of the Year.

Since moving to St. Petersburg with her dance photographer husband, Tom, she has created new works for Moving Current Dance Collective, Hillsborough Community College, Co – Motion Dance Company at St. Petersburg College, the Univ. of Tampa. the St. Petersburg Ballet, American Stage Summer Camp and St. Petersburg Opera.   Currently she is a teaching artist at the Dali Museum, All Children’s and St. Anthony’s Hospitals, and for the USF St.Petersburg Student Activities program.  She is a founding member of the St. Petersburg Dance Alliance and is currently preparing new works for for the 2016-17 dance season.