DT Awards

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

Nominate a Teacher for a 2016 DT Award

March 1, 2015 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

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

The 2014 Dance Teacher Awards

At the Dance Teacher  Summit
August 1–3 • New York City 
Four remarkable educators: Jane Carter, Andrea Kramer, Karyn Tomczak and Joan Sheary nurture their students with real-world performing experiences, financial support and emphasis on academic success, not to mention top-notch training. 

Jane Carter
Building a California competition … Continue reading

The 2013 Dance Teacher Awards: Dawn Rappitt

July 1, 2013 by

Instilling A work ethic in Ontario
Three years ago, Dawn Rappitt was giving birth on August 29. Two weeks later, she was back in the studio teaching a full schedule of classes. The owner of Elite … Continue reading