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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

CTFD Honors Joe Lanteri Tonight

September 26, 2016 by
Joe Lanteri

Tonight at the Career Transition For Dancers annual gala, Joe Lanteri and the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation will be honored. It’s an honor well-deserved—Lanteri has changed the lives of many competition dancers by … Continue reading

#SaveWSPA: Westlake School for the Performing Arts Needs Help

September 22, 2016 by
Westlake School for the Performing Arts

Westlake School for the Performing Arts needs your help! The bustling Daly City, California home to nearly a 1,000 students—in dance and vocal training—just learned that it may be forced out of its current location … Continue reading

Ailey’s Big News: They’re Expanding!

September 20, 2016 by
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation

The Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation unveiled some big news today: The company and school’s permanent home on New York City’s west side, The Joan Weill Center for Dance, will have three new floors by this … Continue reading

Publisher of Dance Magazine Announces New Ownership

September 19, 2016 by
Frederic Seegal

Frederic M. Seegal has acquired DanceMedia, a suite of five respected publications (both print and digital) written for and by dancers, including the renowned Dance Magazine, which marks its 90th year of publication in 2017.
Seegal, Vice … Continue reading

Dancer, the Sergei Polunin Documentary, Hits Theaters Today

September 16, 2016 by
Sergei Polunin

Remember Sergei Polunin? If you don’t, surely you remember his viral video to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church.” Bare-chested and clearly baring some emotional issues, as well, Polunin—the latest bad boy of ballet—has garnered some 15 million … Continue reading

Dance/NYC’s Call for Grant Proposals: Dancemaking With Disabled and NonDisabled Dancers

September 14, 2016 by
Dance/NYC

In 2015, Dance/NYC introduced a new initiative, Disability.Dance.Artistry., to increase inclusion and access to the art form for disabled people. Now the organization is inviting dancemakers to submit proposals for grants—ranging from $15,000–30,000—to support production … Continue reading