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Articles by Rachel Rizzuto

Rachel Rizzuto graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BFA in Dance and a BA in English. New York is a far cry from her upbringing in Chalmette, Louisiana, but she is currently a very happy dancer with Mari Meade Dance Collective and takes class at Mark Morris Dance Center. Rachel edits DT Notes, Face to Face, Business, History, Higher Ed and the bi-weekly e-newsletter. Contact her at: rrizzuto@dancemedia.com

School of Alberta Ballet Adds Contemporary Program

August 28, 2015 by

The School of Alberta Ballet in Canada launches a contemporary dance program this September, for professional division students in grades 11 and 12. Graham McKelvie joins the school as program head. McKelvie trained at Canada’s … Continue reading

Joffrey’s Ashley Wheater Receives University of Chicago Award

August 26, 2015 by

The University of Chicago names Joffrey Ballet artistic director Ashley Wheater as the recipient of its Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for achievement through research “deemed of great benefit to humanity.” Wheater, who danced with the … Continue reading

Arthur Mitchell’s Archives at Columbia University

August 24, 2015 by

Arthur Mitchell’s archival collection—including photographs, posters, correspondence and early film footage—can be found at Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library in NYC. New York City Ballet’s first African-American principal, Mitchell went on to found … Continue reading

Australian Special Olympics Dance Group Travels to NYC for Dance Class

August 20, 2015 by

Prepare yourself for a sweet story: Yesterday, the Australian Special Olympics Dance Group visited Broadway Dance Center in New York City to take a dance class from hip-hop teacher Shirlene Quigley.
This trip, for nine of … Continue reading

The Best Nae Nae Dance Videos of the Summer

August 18, 2015 by

OK, it’s official. Silentó’s “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” is the hit of the summer. (The new “Uptown Funk,” if you will.) If you’ve got any doubts, we’ve compiled some of the best nae nae–inspired viral … Continue reading

Dance Camera West 2015 Winners

August 14, 2015 by

Dance Camera West announces winning films from the 30-plus entries screened at its 14th annual festival for dance on film, held in the Los Angeles area during May.

Audience choice award Attention, directed by Ramaa Mosley … Continue reading