As a pro-active voice for dance, photography, and the arts at large, Steven Caras’ observations provide a depth and authenticity only a true insider can impart.  His motivational presentations continue to bring him to a varied range of destinations, some of which include The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City, The Marin Center in San Rafael, California, Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, The Cosmopolitan, Union, Core, and University Clubs in Manhattan, Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida, the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, The Maravel Arts Center in New York City, and on public television stations across the nation.

For over twenty years, Caras has also been a leading lecturer and interview moderator at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach where his subjects are diverse — from Broadway shows and their performers to dance companies and their artists, to a myriad of inspirational individuals from around the world.


 “As an interviewer and a lecturer – he is quite fabulous. Steve has the uncanny ability to get to the very heart and soul of his subject.” Iris Barrel Apfel, Businesswoman, Interior Designer, Fashion Icon

“When you first meet Steven Caras, a rather remarkable visual aroma seems to dance around his presence.”   Bruce Helander, Artist/Author


2022 Appearances



701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach, FL

Post-performance discussion led by Steven Caras

January 82022 ~ Eisenhower Dance, (curtain at 7:30 p.m.)

Pre-performance discussions led by Steven Caras in Persson Hall

February 1, 2022 ~ An American in Paris, (Talk: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. ~ curtain at 8 p.m.)

February 4, 2022 ~ Tango Fire (Talk: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. ~ curtain at 8 p.m.)

February 8, 2022 ~ CATS, (Talk: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. ~ curtain at 8 p.m.)

April 2, 2022 ~ Complexions Contemporary Ballet, (Talk: 6:45 – 7:30 p.m. ~ curtain at 8:00 p.m.)


Lunch & Learn Celebrity Conversation at Kravis

March 21, 2022 at 11:30 a.m.Survival Instinct: A Dancer’s Story of Self-Reinvention ~ The Emmy Award-winning public television documentary Steven Caras: See Them Dance recounts a boy’s daring journey at a time when men pursuing dance rarely escaped unscathed.  Filmmaker Deborah Novak touches on this, leading to Caras’ extraordinary transition from youngest male dancer in Balanchine’s New York City Ballet to its ultimate image maker.  In Survival Instinct, Caras picks up where the documentary leaves off, revealing in more intimate detail his milestones, setbacks, and struggles with sexuality.  Inspiring, profoundly moving, and wickedly funny – Caras’ talk will feature images of some the greatest dancers the world has known.

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Florida Weekly: First Jobs

SPILLING IT | Palm Beach & West Palm Beach Florida Weekly

Spirit & Flesh: When the Student Becomes the Master

Palm Beach Illustrated: THE JOY OF DANCE

Steven Caras will be an artist in residence at Vassar College

“Steven Caras: A Dancer Captures Dance” At Vassar

“Caras Exhibit provides intimate glimpse into dance world

“Steven Caras Looks Back on a Doubly Rewarding Artistic Life

Need to Know | Steve Caras | TEDxTheBenjaminSchool

Attitude and Style: a Conversation with Iris Apfel & Steve Caras | Kravis Center

An Intimate Conversation with Dr. Ruth Westheimer & Steve Caras | Kravis Center

A Conversation with Wendy Whelan and Steve Caras / Kravis Center

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Precious Moments Photography
Capehart Photography
Precious Moments Photography
Photograph by Jacek Gancarz
Rich Graulich Photography
Photograph by BRUCE R. BENNETT