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Francia Russell

April 5, 2013 by

Teaching Balanchine to a new generation
Like many who stage the work of George Balanchine, Francia Russell danced for him while at New York City Ballet (1956–1961). Unlike her fellow répétiteurs, she began teaching the work … Continue reading

Reluctant Visionary

August 1, 2012 by

KT Niehoff wanted to dance in Seattle, but first she had to make a dance space.

It’s 7:45 on a Monday evening at Seattle’s Velocity Dance Center. Beginning ballet class is over, and as the students … Continue reading