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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

Let Justin Peck’s New Ballet Trailer Inspire Your Monday Commute

January 23, 2017 by
Justin Peck

Ballet choreographer wunderkind Justin Peck dropped a trailer last week for his new ballet, The Times Are Racing, and I can’t stop watching it. That’s partly because it takes place in a subway station—which fascinates … Continue reading

“Toddlerography,” Part 2, with James Corden and Kate Hudson

January 19, 2017 by

The last time we saw “The Late Late Show” host James Corden rolling around on the floor with child dance instructors, it was with Jenna Dewan Tatum. This time, he’s brought in Kate Hudson, and … Continue reading

This 15-Year-Old Ballerina Is Going Viral for Her Inspirational Fouetté Video

January 17, 2017 by
Lizzy Howell

Continuing DT’s trend of calling out dancers who are redefining what it means to have a “dancer’s body,” can we talk for a second about 15-year-old Lizzy Howell and her amazing fouetté skills?

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This Fierce Company Is Combating Discrimination with Dance

January 13, 2017 by
Collage Dance Collective

I know 2017 is young, but I already love what the dance scene has been bringing to the table to make this year better than the disaster that was 2016. Collage Dance Collective is a Memphis, … Continue reading

These Dancers Are Redefining What a “Dancer’s Body” Looks Like

January 11, 2017 by
pretty big movement

If your full-figured dancers need a role model, look no further than Akira Armstrong. She’s a Beyoncé video dancer who started her own company, Pretty Big Movement (featuring plus-size dancers), after struggling to find consistent … Continue reading

Nominate Your Favorite Dance Teachers for the Award They’ve Always Deserved

January 9, 2017 by
Dance Teacher awards

If you’re a dance teacher, studio owner, professional dancer or just someone who can bring the funk at a party thanks to your adolescent dance studies, you’ve definitely encountered a teacher who had a sizable … Continue reading