Keith Glassman grew up playing basketball in Philadelphia and earned a degree in Sociology from Brown University. He began making dances soon after he started his dance training at San Diego State University as a post-bac student. He then moved to New York and studied with, among others, Sara Rudner and Bessie Schonberg and performed in the companies of Kenneth Rinker, Bebe Miller and Catlin Cobb. He formed Keith Glassman & Dancers in 1989.
Keith was awarded a Lester Horton Award from the Los Angeles Dance Resource Center for Choreographic Excellence in Re-mounting and Re-staging “Slip Knot” in 2007 and was selected as the 2011 Choreographer-in-Residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. He has received numerous awards and/or commissions for his work, including support from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, the Durfee Foundation, the James A. Doolittle Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, Dancing In The Streets, the Maine Arts Festival, the Bootleg Theater Dance Festival and P.S. 1 The Institute for Art and Urban Resources. He has taught dance and Pilates in private studios, colleges and universities in New York, Rhode Island, California and Vermont and has choreographed for students at Rio Hondo and Saddleback Community Colleges. He earned an MFA in Dance from the University of California, Irvine.