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Say What?

September 3, 2015 by

While most agree that classical ballet plots can be, ahem, difficult to follow, Marius Petipa—legendary choreographer of Russian ballet—may take the cake for most outrageous. Here, we have a little fun with plot synopses for … Continue reading

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet Moves to Brooklyn

September 2, 2015 by

In November 2014, DT readers got insight into Gelsey Kirkland’s training philosophy at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. Her and husband Michael Chernov’s focus on recapturing classicism has proven to be a recipe … Continue reading

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Healthy Hips, Happy Hips

September 1, 2015 by

Build strength, prevent injuries and maximize turnout.
Our hips are overachievers. They are the main source of turnout and the axis of all leg movement. Dancers work them hard. No one knows this better than Heather … Continue reading

Billy Bell

September 1, 2015 by

Music to inspire creativity
Billy Bell’s dance career revolves around creation—crafting new opportunities for himself, inventing new movement and inspiring new dancers. After his remarkable technique and ethereal movement quality got him to the Top … Continue reading

A Conversation with BODYTRAFFIC’s Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett

September 1, 2015 by

Neither of them particularly wanted to run her own company. When East Coast transplants Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett founded their repertory troupe BODYTRAFFIC in 2007, it was really so they’d have a vehicle … Continue reading

The Dance Family Tree

September 1, 2015 by

As we were putting this issue to bed, I caught a piece in The New York Times about Sonya Tayeh. After launching a successful commercial career seven years ago, the choreographer (DT, December 2010) is … Continue reading