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Articles by Rachel Rizzuto

College-Dance Speed Dating

October 22, 2014 by

More than 350 students attended the fifth annual “Dancing Through College and Beyond” event at NYC’s Marymount Manhattan College this past Sunday. Produced by Brooklyn-based dance center Dancewave, this all-day affair—free for high school juniors and … Continue reading

Meet the Artist–From Your Living Room

October 20, 2014 by

For the past 30 years, New York City’s Guggenheim Museum has been giving audiences a glimpse inside the creative process by allowing artists at the top of their game to show and talk about their … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: Ray Leeper

October 17, 2014 by

“So You Think You Can Dance” jazz choreographer Ray Leeper just created his first piece for the dancers of Giordano Dance Chicago, which will premiere next week. But Leeper owes his Giordano connection to his … Continue reading

Cowboy Dance Ambassadors

October 16, 2014 by

Charlene Carey knows how to network. Since founding Missoula, Montana’s Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre in 1998, she’s secured multiple tours to China, partnered with biomedical research facility Rocky Mountain Laboratories to create a suite of … Continue reading

Shuffle Off to Buffalo

October 14, 2014 by

Three years ago, choreographer Jon Lehrer (DT, November 2007) was pleasantly surprised to be contacted by the U.S. Consulate in Vladivostok, Russia. Eager to bring American modern dance to Vladivostok for the first time, the … Continue reading

J.Lo Was Kerry Washington’s Dance Teacher

October 10, 2014 by

Who says dance teachers don’t get the credit they deserve? This week, with an interview conducted by makeup guru Bobbi Brown for yahoo.com, Kerry Washington—star of TV’s political drama “Scandal”—revealed that Jennifer Lopez taught her how … Continue reading