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Articles by Alison Feller

Teachers’ Tools: Up Close With Shirlene Quigley

December 29, 2015 by

Teachers share the philosophies and materials that make them successful in their careers and classes.

What Dancers Can Learn from CrossFit

November 1, 2015 by

How to use weight lifting to complement your training
Steph Lee, a dancer with Renegade Performance Group in New York City, spent more than 10 years of her dance career fighting recurring injuries. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

Sky-High Skills

May 1, 2015 by

Tips for training your students to dance in heels
In the commercial world, anything goes when it comes to dancing in heels. From simple strutting and posing to leaps, turns, floor work and tilts, dancers are … Continue reading

You Could Be YouTube Famous

April 29, 2015 by

How three choreographers use video-sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo to go viral—and book gigs
In the world of freelance teaching and choreography, the best way to get your work seen used to be to create … Continue reading

On Top of the World

February 28, 2015 by

How Nick DeMoura went from “the little cute boy in the crew” to become one of the most sought-after choreographers in Hollywood.
 “It can be a pretty glamorous life,” says 27-year-old Nick DeMoura, best known … Continue reading

Dancers on the Run

November 1, 2014 by

How to safely incorporate running as a cross-training activity—and reap the benefits
When Amanda Lea LaVergne was performing eight shows a week in the adult ensemble of Broadway’s Annie, rehearsals, performances and press obligations took up … Continue reading