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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

Learn What 3 Ballerinas Eat in One Day

August 24, 2016 by
food diaries

If you’re like me, you get a major thrill out of reading food diaries. Reading ballerinas’ food diaries, then, is an extra treat (pun intended). After all, the more I know about the inner lives … Continue reading

This Baton Rouge Kid Dancing Behind a Reporter Will Make You Smile

August 22, 2016 by

For the past couple of weeks, horrific flash flooding has destroyed thousands of homes in Louisiana—more than a decade after Hurricane Katrina, which ravaged parts of the state. (Want to help? CNN has compiled a … Continue reading

This Dance Mob Just Needed a Captain

August 18, 2016 by
Improv Everywhere

New York City has many wonderful and idiosyncratic things in it, but one of my favorites is Improv Everywhere. IE is a comedy collective that creates pranks—positive ones—in public spots. (I was first introduced to … Continue reading

Your #TuesdayTreat: Watch This Horse Prance Perfectly to Santana

August 16, 2016 by
dressage Olympic

What a time it is to be alive. As part of the equestrian dressage Olympic competition—for which horses are trained to complete specific movements—Spain’s Severo Jesus Jurado Lopez had his horse, Lorenzo, dance around to … Continue reading

Jenna and Channing Celebrate the Step Up 10-Year Anniversary with Dance

August 12, 2016 by
Step Up, 10 years ago

Have we got a TGIF treat for you today. Yesterday was the 10-year anniversary of Step Up, that charmingly ridiculous dance-spectacle-parading-as-a-movie that propelled Channing Tatum to fame (and introduced him to his future wife, Jenna Dewan, a classically … Continue reading

Doug Caldwell, Master Teacher, Has Passed Away

August 11, 2016 by
Doug Caldwell

We’re incredibly saddened to report that Doug Caldwell, one of the dance world’s most vibrant teachers, has passed away. Caldwell was a mainstay on the convention circuit (with Tremaine Dance Conventions for 24 years alone) … Continue reading