Performer & Educator 




Miryam Coppersmith is a performance-maker, writer, dancer, and educator. Her performance work aims to redefine and reinvigorate live space and engage with the present moment. Drawing from a DIY punk ethos, a desire to blend the lines between disciplines, and a love of teaching and learning, each performance intends to be the start of a real conversation between performer(s) and audience. Her most recent work centers friendship as the sod, the secret, at the center of collaboration.


Miryam writes and edits for thINKingDANCE, teaches the BMitzvah program at Makom Community, and served as the Dance Arts Mentor at URJ 6 Points Creative Arts Academy for its first two summers

Miryam is also an avid social dancer. She teaches blues dance, contact improvisation, and lindy hop.

Miryam has extensive experience in Jewish Education, as a classroom teacher, B'nei Mitzvah tutor, camp teacher, and artist-in-residence. 

BA in Dance and Creative Writing from Oberlin College

On my mind... August 2020

Miryam's Quarantine by the Numbers

(An Incomplete List)

1 pie baked

1 birthday celebrated

23 Virtual Shakespeare readings

7 socially dis(dance) park dances

3 virtual ArtDates

1 virtual collaboration

87 phone calls with friends logged

Many more unlogged

5 journals full of Morning Pages

77 Morning Dances

As I prepare for what will probably one of the strangest years of teaching so far in my career, I'm thinking about the lessons in Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom by bell hooks:

"Teaching is a performative act."


"No education is politically neutral."


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