DT Awards

DT Awards Lifetime Achievement: Robert Battle

July 1, 2016 by

By Karen Hildebrand

The 2016 Dance Teacher Awards

July 1, 2016 by

By Rachel Rizzuto, Nancy Wozny and Rachel Caldwell

Nominate a Teacher for a 2017 DT Award

March 1, 2016 by

Each year, the Dance Teacher Awards honor four outstanding educators for their contributions to the field. Recipients have included studio owners, professors, program directors and more whose specialties run the gamut of dance genres. We … Continue reading

L.A. Story

June 30, 2015 by

Jenifer Ringer’s fresh start on the West Coast
When Jenifer Ringer retired from New York City Ballet in 2014, to New York audiences it felt like the departure of an old friend. She had brilliant technique … Continue reading

The 2015 Dance Teacher Awards

June 30, 2015 by

At the Dance Teacher Summit
July 28–30, 2015 • Long Beach, CA
Four remarkable educators: Jochelle Pereña, Dale Lam, Brandee Williams Lara and Vera Ninkovic inspire us by nurturing their students’ love of dance, whether preparing … Continue reading

Lifetime Achievement Awardee Franco De Vita

July 1, 2014 by

How I teach ballet
In Franco De Vita’s class, less is more. Trim and poised, a neck scarf tucked neatly into his popped collar, he leads his Level 5 students through short, simple combinations, maintaining a brisk … Continue reading