Articles by Michelle Vellucci
Swooping in to save Spider-Man
Brought in as part of the creative team tasked with overhauling Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, 27-year-old choreographer Chase Brock had his work cut out for him. The cast, besieged by … Continue reading
Denise Jefferson, who led The Ailey School to international renown during her 26-year tenure as director, died July 17 after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 65.
Alvin Ailey himself appointed Jefferson to the post … Continue reading
When Leonid and Adriana Kozlov founded the Youth Dance Festival of New Jersey six years ago, their goal was to foster artistry, not anxiety.
In keeping with this spirit of encouragement, every dancer receives a certificate … Continue reading
Members of the dance education community have chosen to treat the recession the way they would a tricky piece of choreography: as an opportunity for creative problem solving. “I think it’s important to look at … Continue reading
Almost 30 years ago, Karole Armitage burst onto the dance scene with a brash new choreographic style that combined classical ballet technique with a punk-rock sensibility. In 1986, Vanity Fair fittingly dubbed her the “punk … Continue reading