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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

Your Friday Inspo: These Ballroom Kids Are Seriously Talented Competitors

June 24, 2016 by
These Dancing Classroom kids have their game faces on. Courtesy of Dancing Classrooms.

Maybe ballroom dancing isn’t the first topic you’d think of to get pumped up about life, the future and humanity in general. But I guarantee that this will: Dancing Classrooms, the ballroom outreach program for … Continue reading

#WayBackWednesday: A Love Story for the (Dance) Ages

June 22, 2016 by
John Cage (left) and Merce Cunningham (right) with artist Robert Rauschenberg. By Douglas H. Jeffrey, courtesy of the Merce Cunningham Trust.

If you’ve done your modern dance history homework, you know that Merce Cunningham’s artistic partner, John Cage, was also his romantic one. But you may not know that Cage and Cunningham exchanged many letters over the … Continue reading

Watch This Fascinating Short Documentary on Dance Crew “We Live This”

June 20, 2016 by
We Live This, performing on the L train

I’m not sure why this is just popping in on my radar, but the short documentary We Live This is fascinating. It follows a group of young men in New York City who panhandle on the subway … Continue reading

This HIV Dance Video Will Give You All the Feels

June 16, 2016 by
HIV dance video

Well, here’s an HIV dance video beautiful enough to rip your heart out and educate you on the miracles of science all at the same time. Your boy Ryan Heffington is at it again, this time with … Continue reading

Our 10 Favorite Moments from the Tony Awards

June 13, 2016 by

If you’re like me, you know that the glitz and glamour of the Oscars aren’t where it’s at—I’m all about the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards (or, to be official, the Antoinette Perry Award for … Continue reading

Harlem Studio, Groove With Me, Featured on “The Today Show”

June 10, 2016 by
Dancers at Groove With Me take class for free!

When you hear “Harlem,” you probably picture a tough neighborhood in New York City. But the Harlem dance studio Groove With Me offers inner-city girls the chance to take class for free. It’s the brainchild of … Continue reading