was born in Manhattan in 1956. He studied modern dance, primarily the Martha Graham style, at Harvard with Claire Mallardi from 1974 to 1978. He attended summer school in Colorado in 1976, where he took dance classes taught by Hanya Holm. He received his bachelor’s degree at Cambridge, Mass. two years later. Back in New York City, he joined Lotte Goslar’s Pantomime Circus in 1979. Howard has lived in Europe since 1980. He performed with Tanzprojekt München (“Ich höre auf zu träumen”, 1980; “Deutsche Suite”, 1981) and shortly afterwards with Theaterlabor München in “Eine zuckersüße Fahrt ins Schwarze” based on a play by Aristophanes, which won the “AZ Star of the Year”. This was followed by “Turpentin on the Rocks” (1983) with texts by Bukowski and “Wedding Dreams” (based on Kafka) in Uganda and Uzbekistan. He performed Butoh dance in “The Children’s Crusade” by Martha Binetti and Ko Murobushi (1992) at the Kulturzentrum Gasteig. Productions with Christina Ruf & Realprodukt followed, such as “Switch Byron” (1995). In 1988 he graduated with a master’s degree in literature from the LMU Munich. Howard Fine wrote song lyrics and was frontman for the Ströer Bros., with whom he recorded the CDs “Nomaden” (Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritiker – Sparte Jazz), “Voodoo Travel” and most recently “homeward”, based on his poetry collection “eYe”. He also performed in the formation Ströer & Fine in “Live aus der Alabama” and was choreographer for KunstDisco Seoul, the official German cultural contribution to the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. He appeared in Helmut Dietl’s film comedy “Rossini”. He is a yoga teacher, flutist, bookbinder and alternative practitioner of psychotherapy. He last appeared in Munich in Handel’s “Giulio Cesare” at the State Opera (premiere 1994). At the beginning of 2000 he moved to the Cévennes in the south of France, where he lives as a hermit. He works as a translator and interpreter. His special interest is shamanism.