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November 2014
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There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…
by Karen Hildebrand

A Return to Classicism
Gelsey Kirkland shares her passionate approach to traditional ballet training.

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Troy Powell Teaches an Elementary Balance from the Horton Technique

Troy Powell is the artistic director of Ailey II. He's an Ailey prodigy, recruited to The Ailey School at age 9 as a scholarship student. After graduation from The High School of Performing Arts, he joined Ailey II before moving to the main company, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where he danced for 10 years. Here, he teaches an elementary balance in the the Horton technique.

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Ballet Isn’t Dying, After All

November 21, 2014 by

When Jennifer Homans published Apollo’s Angels in 2010, she didn’t sound too hopeful about the future of ballet. “Ballet is dying,” she wrote in the book’s final pages, convinced that the artform had become too … Continue reading

Misty Copeland Mentors Young Dancers in New TV Show

November 20, 2014 by

As many artists know, being a great dancer does not necessarily make you a great teacher. No matter your talent, it takes dedication and practice to become an effective educator. That’s why we’re so excited … Continue reading

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Takehiro Ueyama

November 1, 2014 by

Music for contemporary

Takehiro Ueyama’s path to becoming a choreographer is a perfect example of how sometimes the art chooses you. Growing up in Japan, he originally wanted to become a professional baseball player. After an … Continue reading

Netta Yerushalmy

November 1, 2014 by

Giving the younger generation a try

Netta Yerushalmy likes to keep things fresh. Despite a busy choreographic schedule, with a commission for the American Dance Festival last summer and a premiere this month at Danspace Project … Continue reading

There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…

November 1, 2014 by
There’s Nothing Quite Like Being in a Dance Studio…

You know what I mean—the odor of exertion, the sound of Chopin on the piano, the quiet determination of dancers at the barre. It was a special treat when Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov opened … Continue reading

Brooke Lipton

October 1, 2014 by

Music for lyrical 

For many dancers, conventions are places to see and be seen. Aspiring pros press to the front of the crowd in hotel ballrooms, hoping to get noticed, or even hired, by their favorite … Continue reading