Linda Tarnay is the former Chair of Dance at Tisch School for the Arts at New York University.
She has performed with Anna Sokolow, Lotte Goslar, Phyllis Lamhut, James Cunningham, the New York Shakespeare Festival, and American Dance Festival Repertory Company, and is the former artistic director of her own company, Linda Tarnay and Dancers. She has received the Creative Artists Public Service Award (CAPS) and choreography grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and New York State Council on the Arts.
Ms. Tarnay has taught at Bennington College, Connecticut College, and Princeton University. She is a founding member and trustee of Dance Theater Workshop, and has served as an artist-in-residence at the Yard, director of Transitions Dance Company at Laban Centre, London, dance director of the Choreographers and Composers Project at American Dance Festival, director of the American Dance Festival International Choreographers Residency, and as a panelist on the Fulbright Selection Committee.
Ms Tarnay earned her B.A. from Bennington College and her M.A. from New York University.