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Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Nicole Pierce

May 21, 2015 by

A final recital stood between Nicole Pierce and a master’s degree in classical piano, when she decided to abandon school and return to the dance studio. In her youth, Pierce had trained seriously in ballet and … Continue reading

How to Binge-Watch Dance History

May 20, 2015 by

 
Dance history nerds, get excited: Jacob’s Pillow just launched its all-new, completely redesigned digital resource website, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Interactive. If you—like me—enjoy browsing archival dance footage and testing your dance history knowledge by taking … Continue reading

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The Innovators

May 1, 2015 by

I’m always fascinated when people step outside their comfort zones. That’s at least part of the reason I was so taken with choreographer Jody Sperling’s adventure to the Arctic Ocean. Talk about plunging into the … Continue reading

Marcelo Gomes

April 29, 2015 by

Music for classical and contemporary ballet
In his piece Paganini, American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes duels onstage with violinist Charles Yang. The artists challenge each other to keep up with the familiar melody, taking turns … Continue reading

A Conversation with Choreographer Warren Carlyle

April 29, 2015 by

Warren Carlyle may be from England originally, but his dance resumé places him firmly on American soil. Plucked from the chorus of a Royal National Theatre production of Oklahoma! by none other than Susan Stroman … Continue reading

It’s Never Too Late

April 1, 2015 by

I think we’re all painfully aware that the number of talented dance students exceeds the professional opportunities that will be open to them as adults. But as many dance teachers point out, a professional career … Continue reading