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Articles by Andrea Marks

Andrea Marks graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in English and a minor in Dance. She grew up in suburban Connecticut, where she trained at the School of the Hartford Ballet and The Hartt School. Lately, though, she can’t enough Zumba and yoga! Andrea edits DT’s Fashion feature, Teachers' Tools and Chat Room. Contact her at amarks@dancemedia.com

WhyNotWednesday: Polunin Parodies

April 15, 2015 by

After an internet sensation come the internet send-ups. Earlier this year, Sergei Polunin starred in a dance music video to the song “Take Me to Church” by Hozier. It was a viral hit. Then, parody … Continue reading

Swans in Perfect Formation

April 13, 2015 by

To confirm why a great corps makes a great ballet, look no further than this video from Pacific Northwest Ballet. The company’s Swan Lake opened last weekend, starring the stunning Carla Körbes in her final … Continue reading

Michelle Obama Performs with “SYTYCD” All-Stars

April 9, 2015 by

We love how Michelle Obama promotes dance as a part of a healthy lifestyle. For the fifth anniversary of her Let’s Move campaign, she introduced the #GimmeFive dance with help from some “So You Think … Continue reading

#WhyNotWednesday: Pointe Shoe Prep

April 1, 2015 by

We never get tired of hearing how dancers customize their pointe shoes. These three Australian Ballet company members have each mastered their personal approach, from darning the outside edges of the toe for a better floor feel to shellacking the … Continue reading

Misty Copeland One of Crain’s “40 Under 40”

March 30, 2015 by

Jay-Z once quipped, “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man.” The same could be said about Misty Copeland, only she’s, you know, a strong, amazing, dancing woman. Her success extends so far beyond the ballet … Continue reading

Trae Turner

March 30, 2015 by

Music for hip hop/urban contemporary
There are certain old-school devotees who argue that today’s hip-hop dance is so far removed from its original b-boying context that it shouldn’t be called hip hop. Trae Turner categorizes his … Continue reading