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Lili Calahan
Lili Calahan happily returns to Steps Youth Programs where she has taught a variety of dance styles. As a performer, she toured nationally and internationally with Joseph...Dreamcoat, A Chorus Line, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Favorite credits include West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Anything Goes, Phantom, The Who's Tommy, and dancing on NBC's Today Show.

Lili has taught in a variety of contexts. She assisted in teaching original choreography for European tours of Evita, choreographed several children's theatre productions, and dance captained numerous musical theatre productions. She also coached high school students for college dance auditions and taught a variety of dance classes throughout the New York area.

Lili trained and performed as a junior member with the Humphrey Dance Ensemble while in high school. She continued her studies at SUNY Purchase, Point Park College (dance major), and Marymount Manhattan College (B.A. in psychology). She received a Master of Social Work from Columbia University, with a focus in health, mental health, and disabilities.

Currently, Lili works as a licensed clinical social worker, providing psychotherapy and performing arts/creative arts therapy. In her teaching, she draws upon these skills to nurture creativity and build self-esteem, while strengthening the skills of her students.