Steve L Beirens
Adjunct Instructor in General Studies (Dance)
Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
CCM General Studies - 0003
Steve Beirens started his studies at the age of 12, at The Royal Ballet School of Antwerp, Belgium, under the direction of Jos Brabants. Beirens also worked with The Royal Ballet of Flanders, directed by Valery Panov. Following graduation, Beirens danced for one season with Le Jeune Ballet de France. In October 1995, he joined The Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, under the direction of Gerald Arpino, as a principal dancer. From January 2001 through December 2005, Beirens worked as a guest dancer and coach in numerous companies across the United States.
Beirens founded and directed Le Jeune Dance Company 2011 summer project, a ballet company for first time professionals. From January 2014 until August 2014, Beirens was the interim Artistic and Academy Director for Ballet Theatre Midwest. In January 2015 Steve Beirens and his wife Hannah Dorfmueller co-founded and co-direct Le Jeune Dance Academy.