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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

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

Dance Magazine Premieres “Behind the Curtain” Web Series

May 19, 2015 by

When we watch our favorite dancers onstage, it’s hard not to wonder what their lives are like outside the theater. And the bigger the fan you are, the more details you want: Where do they eat, … Continue reading

YOU Dance Reaches Students Across Canada Via Livestream

May 18, 2015 by


Livestream is the wave of the educational future, and National Ballet of Canada is using it to bring dance to students in K–12 schools across the country. The company started YOU Dance (an acronym for … Continue reading

#WhyNotWednesday: Center Stage Is Making Us Feel Old

May 13, 2015 by

One of recent history’s best beloved-dance movies may be as old as some of your high-school students. That’s right, “Center Stage” was released on May 12, 2000, meaning it turned 15 this week. That’s old enough … Continue reading

4 Reasons You Should Enter the Capezio A.C.E. Competition

May 11, 2015 by

The June 1 deadline is fast approaching, but there’s still time to enter to win the 2015 Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence. Simply upload a video of your best group choreography to the contest page … Continue reading

#WhyNotWednesday: The Twittersphere on National Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6, 2015 by

It’s National Teacher Appreciation Week, when the spotlight shines on the work of educators both in academics and the arts. And what better timing than as the end of the school year approaches? Students have their … Continue reading