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Derek Mitchell

October 1, 2014 by

How I teach street jazz

“Scoop, reach, swipe, cut, groove, groove. Then tick, tick, click.” In a fitted T-shirt, stretch jeans and sneakers, Derek Mitchell describes the shape and feeling of movements as he performs them. … Continue reading

Megan Williams

September 1, 2014 by

How I teach modern

On a Friday morning at Mark Morris Dance Center at the end of a two-week summer intensive, Megan Williams’ students are exhausted. Aware of their depleted energy and sore legs, she chooses a … Continue reading

Juan Carlos Peñuela

August 1, 2014 by

How I Teach Entrechat Trois in the Cuban Style

Juan Carlos Peñuela’s Level 5 technique class at Ballet Hispanico in New York City runs like a friendly laboratory with one clear mission: for students to discover … Continue reading

A Matter of Respect

November 1, 2013 by

A former student reminisces about the favorite teacher she shared with David Hallberg,
principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre and the Bolshoi Ballet.

When David Hallberg and I were classmates at Ballet Arizona in Phoenix, there were … Continue reading