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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

Touchdowns and Tour Jetés

September 1, 2014 by

A Brooklyn studio attracts young athletes to the barre.  
On a January morning, two weeks before New Jersey hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, ballet teacher Courtney Cooke set up a combination in the form of a … Continue reading

Paul Vasterling

September 1, 2014 by

Music for ballet 

When one is based in the heart of “music city,” it’s only natural to take advantage of the vibrant music scene. As artistic director of Nashville Ballet, Paul Vasterling has a reputation for … Continue reading

Modern Dance To-Go: New Dancing Sondheim App

August 29, 2014 by

In 2011, choreographer Richard Daniels launched Dances for an iPhone as a way to disseminate modern dance to a broad, technology-loving audience. His new app, Dancing Sondheim, features performances by major figures in modern, ballet and … Continue reading

Sia’s “Chandelier,” Featuring Maddie Ziegler of “Dance Moms,” Wins Best Choreography at VMAs

August 26, 2014 by

At Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards, between Taylor Swift owning her awkward dance moves in the audience and Beyoncé receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the award for best choreography went to Sia’s music video for “Chandelier.” It’s … Continue reading

Watch Joffrey Ballet in Swan Lake Rehearsal with Christopher Wheeldon

August 22, 2014 by

Yesterday, Joffrey Ballet live-streamed three hours of Swan Lake rehearsal with Christopher Wheeldon. And lucky for us, the whole session is now posted on the company’s YouTube channel.
You’d think this would be a chance to get a … Continue reading

Yoga Pioneer B.K.S. Iyengar Passes Away

August 20, 2014 by

You’d be hard-pressed to find a dancer who hasn’t taken yoga to supplement her training. Many don’t realize, however, that B.K.S. Iyengar is to thank for the Eastern practice’s proliferation in the U.S. The legendary … Continue reading