Founded in 1979 by Elizabeth Streb, STREB tours extensively throughout the United States and internationally presenting performances and residencies and conducts year-round activity at its home studio/laboratory, the STREB Action Intervention Lab, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
STREB opened the Action Lab in January 2003. Housed in a former warehouse, the Action Lab is the company’s creative and educational center where new productions are mounted, classes for children and adults are taught in the Pop Action School and all company activities–rehearsals, demonstrations, workshops–are open to the public.
The company is committed to presenting its work in traditional and non-traditional venues and has been seen in public spaces throughout New York and across the country in such venues as Vanderbilt Hall in New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center in New York, in front of the Cyclone at Coney Island, on the mall outside the Smithsonian Institution, during a Minneapolis Twins and New York Yankees game at the Minnesota Metrodome, in the Anchorage under the Brooklyn Bridge, during intermission of the International Squash Tournament finals and at the State of Illinois Center in Chicago.
Over the years, several company dancers have been honored with Bessie New York Dance and Performance Awards.