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Articles by Hannah Maria Hayes

All by Himself

November 1, 2015 by

3 ways to make a boy feel comfortable onstage—when he’s surrounded by girls
Adam Holms, co-founder and artistic director of the Norwalk Metropolitan Youth Ballet in Connecticut, was once the only boy at a dance … Continue reading

And the Martha Hill Dance Fund Award Goes To…

November 1, 2015 by

Four outstanding professionals are honored.
This year’s Martha Hill Dance Fund Awards Gala will be like a homecoming for Limón Dance Company artistic director Carla Maxwell.
“Martha Hill was one of my teachers and mentors—I studied … Continue reading

Modern Summer

June 1, 2015 by

American Dance Festival honors three educators, including Zvi Gotheiner.
He always seems to be in a good mood and takes the time to learn people’s names, says Rachel Straus, a dance history lecturer at The Juilliard … Continue reading

On the Road, with the Band

April 1, 2015 by

Bowen McCauley Dance collaborates and tours with famed country punk-rock band, Jason and the Scorchers.
Rock bands go on tour. Dance companies go on tour. But it’s not often a rock band and dance company get … Continue reading

Boys to Men

April 1, 2015 by

Strength training for male dancers entering puberty
When a young male dancer hits puberty, you’ll know the signs: “One day they look normal, the next they look like a string bean. They can get a little … Continue reading

Honoring King

December 29, 2014 by

Dance Theatre of Harlem headlines NJPAC’s annual MLK Celebration.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. every year for the past 18 with an inspirational program … Continue reading