Articles by Mary Ellen Hunt
Malu Rivera-Peoples is taking her suburban California school to new levels with pre-professional ballet training.
The music can barely be heard from the foggy courtyard, where Malu Rivera-Peoples and Cristina Fargas-Newell (“Miss Tina” to the students) … Continue reading
Five strategies to fill your program with males
“I have always believed there are boys who love to dance,” says Barbara Weisberger, founder of Pennsylvania Ballet and an artistic advisor for Peabody Dance in Baltimore, Maryland. … Continue reading
Help a student understand your decision
“Devastated” is how Paul Michael Bloodgood describes his reaction when he was told at 14 that he would remain in level 5 for an additional year at Pacific Northwest Ballet … Continue reading
Tips for teaching dance to 3- to 6-year-olds
Creative dance means creative teaching, too. Though leading a class of 3-year-olds may sound like fun and games to the uninitiated, there’s a serious side to early childhood … Continue reading
A Memphis arts assessment pilot program tracks K–12 teacher performance.
How do you measure a teacher’s job performance? The Memphis school district has taken on that sticky and sometimes contentious question, piloting a solution last year … Continue reading