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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

Carla Körbes Joins Growing L.A. Dance Boom

June 26, 2015 by

The Los Angeles dance scene’s meteoric rise continues, with another major gain for the Golden Coast: the superlative Carla Körbes. We hadn’t finished drying our eyes following her retirement from Pacific Northwest Ballet earlier this … Continue reading

Off the Grid

June 24, 2015 by

Today, we didn’t have internet in our office until 3:00 pm. And it felt amazing. My fellow editor kept lamenting that she couldn’t get anything done without it, but I’ve never been more productive. It’s … Continue reading

Julie Kent Retires from American Ballet Theatre

June 22, 2015 by

The ballet times, they are a-changing. Over the weekend, Julie Kent gave her final performance with American Ballet Theatre. Handpicked as a 16-year-old by Baryshnikov himself, she entranced audiences for three decades with her serene … Continue reading

New Video Calls on Dancers (and Everyone Else) to Love Their Bodies

June 18, 2015 by

For students and performers of all ages, body image and eating disorders can be serious issues. The dance company MusEffect confronts these topics in a new video.
In “Look At Me—Celebrating the Authentic You,” dancers (including … Continue reading

Watermelon: The Perfect Summer Snack

June 16, 2015 by

Crisp, sweet and juicy, watermelon may be the most refreshing summer treat around. In addition to being around 90 percent water—great for hydrating dancers—it offers some key nutrients.
Just a cup of the fruit contains close to … Continue reading

NDEO Releases Summer and Fall Online Class Schedule

June 12, 2015 by

The National Dance Education Organization has announced some stimulating class offerings for teachers through its Online Professional Development Institute.
Starting in July, there’s an introductory and broadly focused mini course—Developmental Domains—which lasts just four weeks and … Continue reading