Charmaine Patricia Warren is a performer, historian, consultant and dance writer.
She is a faculty member at Hunter College, Kean University and Empire State College's online program Center for Distance Learning.
Charmaine is also a former faculty member of The Ailey School and the Alvin Ailey/Fordham University dance major program.
She holds a Ph.D. in History from Howard University, a Master's Degree in Dance Research, Reconstruction and Choreography from CUNY - City College, and two Bachelor's Degrees: one in Speech & Theatre/Dance, and the other in English from Montclair State College.
generally lectures on western dance history, the Black tradition in American dance and Jamaican dance.
After performing for many years with major New York dance companies, she
joined the internationally known, New York-based, dance/theater company david rousseve/REALITY in 1989 - 2000.
teaches a movement class based on a melding of modern dance, contemporary styles and Ashtanga-based yoga.
teaches yoga privately and at Ashtanga Yoga Montclair
in Montclair, New Jersey.
began teaching Ashtanga-based yoga classes in 1998, and today Ashtanga yoga remains an integral part of all her
has lectured and taught movement and yoga classes nationally and internationally.
Currently, Charmaine is one of the co-curators for Harlem Stage's dance series, EMoves (http://www.harlemstage.org/what-we-do/#dance), and is the lead curator for Dance @ Wassaic Project Festival (http://wassaicproject.org/dance/).
writes on dance for Dance Magazine The New York Amsterdam News
, runs an active blog http://www.charmainewarren.com/blogspot.html and contributes to various magazines and journals.
Charmaine was a member of the New York Dance and Performance Awards Committee (BESSIES) for more than ten years.