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The 2011 Dance Teacher Awards: Tony Williams

June 30, 2011 by

Born in Italy but raised in a gritty outer-Boston neighborhood, Tony Williams was going nowhere fast until he discovered dance as a teenager. “I was living in the projects, one of a biracial family of … Continue reading

News: Across-the-Pond Exchange

May 23, 2011 by

On a bright morning early this past March, the atmosphere in American Ballet Theatre’s Studio 4 was palpably tense. It was the first day of the 2011 exchange between ABT II and London’s Royal Ballet … Continue reading

Curious Mind, Active Body

March 1, 2011 by

Lupe Serrano’s secret to longevity

Who would ever guess that the impossibly agile and limber Lupe Serrano turned 80 in December? During her classes—she teaches advanced students of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet … Continue reading

Five Teachers, Five Venues: Ronald Alexander

February 1, 2011 by

The job of dance teacher is as varied as where it is practiced.
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk in a colleague’s shoes? There might be few professions where the basic job description … Continue reading

Face to Face: Darci Kistler

October 29, 2010 by

A little more than 30 years ago, George Balanchine shared a secret with Peter Martins, then a principal with New York City Ballet, as the two rode an elevator at Lincoln Center. “I have a … Continue reading

History Quiz: Edwin Denby

April 30, 2010 by

Questions:
1. Denby enrolled at ________ University at age ________.
2. Denby studied modern dance at the ________-________School in Vienna.
3. What was the first Balanchine ballet Denby saw
4. … Continue reading