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Everything I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Corporate

August 1, 2015 by

7 lessons from the corporate world—for dance studios

As owners of businesses firmly rooted in the art of dance, it may be hard to imagine that business practices from the finance or marketing worlds can apply … Continue reading

Recommended: Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers

August 1, 2015 by

By Lucy Gray
Princeton Architectural Press; 160 pages; $24.95
Photographer Lucy Gray spent 14 years interviewing, shadowing and photographing three San Francisco Ballet principals—Kristin Long, Tina LeBlanc and Katita Waldo—who each decided at the height of her … Continue reading

A Conversation with Choreographer Sean Dorsey

August 1, 2015 by

Plenty of choreographers will argue that finding an audience for dance can be a Herculean task. San Francisco–based choreographer Sean Dorsey has what most would consider an added obstacle: He’s transgender, and the dance-theater work … Continue reading

Full Spectrum

August 1, 2015 by

Choreographer Camille A. Brown’s new community outreach project challenges the perceptions and dreams of young black women.
Thirty-five black girls have their eyes glued on Camille A. Brown. She’s leading them through a fast-paced movement history … Continue reading

Presenting the 2015 A.C.E. Award Winners!

July 29, 2015 by

Whew! At last night’s Capezio A.C.E. Awards, there was some FIERCE dancing. Fifteen finalists battled it out onstage for some pretty amazing prizes: $3,000, $5,000 or $15,000 to produce their own show next year.
The A.C.E. … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: Yoshiaki Nakano

July 23, 2015 by

Growing up in Osaka, Japan, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre principal Yoshiaki Nakano studied at his mother’s (Mitsuko’s) ballet studio. Though she was never harder on him than she was on other students, she taught her son from … Continue reading