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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

When Acro Dancers Fall in Love

December 16, 2014 by

Ashlee Montague and Richard Hanke met in 2007 while studying dance at The Rock School in Philadelphia. They have since developed a passion for acro skills…and each other. The New York–based dancers, who describe themselves … Continue reading

This Nutcracker Is for the Dogs

December 12, 2014 by

Every year, we hear about some eyebrow-raising twists on the classic holiday ballet, like this video, featuring BMX bikers performing—on bicycles—onstage with the Sugarplum Fairy. There are infinite ways to make your Nutcracker unique!
But the holiday production that … Continue reading

American Dance Festival Chooses Three Teachers for Yearly Honor

December 10, 2014 by

Typically, the American Dance Festival honors one educator with the Balasaraswati/Joy Ann Dewey Beinecke Endowed Chair for Distinguished Teaching. Named in part for the pioneer in classical Indian dance (DT August 2012), last year’s award went … Continue reading

“City.ballet.” Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: Caretakers of the Ballet

December 8, 2014 by

In a black, wide-neck T-shirt bearing the words “Drama Queen,” the legendary Darci Kistler coaches dancers on Peter Martins’ Morgen. “For me, the most important thing is not to put Darci on it,” she says, laughing. The … Continue reading

Peter Pan Live! Airs Tonight

December 4, 2014 by

Live TV performances are inherently nerve-wracking, but hopefully, tonight’s Peter Pan Live! on NBC will be like getting a front-row ticket to a Broadway production. After all, the cast features dancers who have already graced The Great … Continue reading

Video of the Month: #IceBucketChallenge

December 2, 2014 by

Congratulations to Tori Puff, Editors’ Choice for the Dance Teacher Video of the Month!
At Haddonfield School of Dance in Haddonfield, New Jersey, Puff came up with a different approach to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, … Continue reading