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
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 1980s left jazz dancers hungry for a new leader. Enter Frank Hatchett, whose dynamic approach brought street cred to classic jazz.
During a candid moment at last year’s Dance Teacher Summit, a class of teachers … Continue reading
Denise Wall brings a unique voice to dance training.
“What’s in the water in Virginia Beach?” In October 2008, the Dance Teacher cover story opened with this quote from Nigel Lythgoe, a question he posed after … Continue reading
From scrappy youth to Balanchine prodigy to founder of the National Dance Institute
In the dance world, Jacques d’Amboise is a living legend. He was a tough street kid who rose to the rank of New … Continue reading
Back before that velvet-lined, aristocratic name, Jacques d’Amboise—born Joseph Jacques Ahearn—was a rough-and-tumble Irish-American kid growing up in Washington Heights. But his mother, a pint-sized French-Canadian force of nature, had loftier visions. She changed the … Continue reading