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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

How Well Do You Know Your Beyoncé?

April 25, 2017 by

Beyoncé: She’s the rare performer who both exists in her own dimension of unbelievable talent and also convinces us occasionally that we are ALL Beyoncé. If you’ve been worshipping Queen Bey for years, you’ve also probably riffed … Continue reading

3 (Dance-Related) Reasons to Park Yourself on the Couch This Friday Night

April 20, 2017 by

I’m pretty sure I just found my Friday night plans. (Lucky for me, it doesn’t involve leaving my couch.) And for no good reason other than that great dance shouldn’t go unappreciated or unseen (and … Continue reading

This Dancing Couple in Their 60s Is #RelationshipGoals

April 18, 2017 by

There’s no way you’ll watch this video of an elderly German couple swing dancing and not go, “D’awwwww.” Nellia and Dietmar Ehrentraut are 64 and 70 years old, respectively, but that’s not stopping them from … Continue reading

In “All Things Possible in 2017” News: These Robotic Socks Can Teach You to Dance

April 14, 2017 by
robotic socks

Growing up at my old dance studio, I remember my tap teacher putting these scratchy old records on (yes, our studio still, somehow, had a record player, circa 2003) and giving us a barre for … Continue reading

5 Gorgeous Outtakes From Our Cover Shoot with Mariaelena Ruiz

April 11, 2017 by
Mariaelena Ruiz

It’s hard to believe the Cary Ballet Conservatory’s Professional Training Program is only a year and a half in the making. And it’s a direct result of Mariaelena Ruiz’s arrival at CBC. Having made a … Continue reading

It’s Not a Coincidence How Much We Love This CoinciDANCE (See what we did there?)

April 7, 2017 by
handsome dancer

If your week has involved dreary weather, ridiculous requests from parents, lackluster rehearsals, costume malfunctions or all of the above, TGIF. Celebrate with us by grabbing yourself a well-deserved piece of dark chocolate and watching … Continue reading