DT Notes

So You Think You Can Stage a Ballet

April 24, 2014 by

Documentary Ballet 422 Reveals parts of the dancemaking process even dancers didn’t know existed.
During a Q&A session after last night’s Tribeca Film Festival screening of Ballet 422, director Jody Lee Lipes said he’s more interested, as a filmmaker, “in … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, BDC!

April 23, 2014 by

In 1984, Richard Ellner–a late-bloomer to the dance world, who took his first dance class at age 52–took over the Hines-Hatchett studio founded by Maurice Hines and the late Frank Hatchett (DT 2013 lifetime achievement … Continue reading

Cross-Train for a Cause

April 22, 2014 by

Many dancers avoid running because it stresses joints. If you have the right shoes and technique, however, a few laps around the track can be a healthy cardio supplement to your training. (More about running … Continue reading

In Defense of the Dance Major

April 21, 2014 by

If you chose to pursue a degree in dance, chances are you’ve heard some version of “But what will you do with a degree like that?” In fact, you’ve probably heard every version of that … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: Sarasota Ballet’s Ricardo Rhodes

April 18, 2014 by

Sometimes all a struggling student needs to hear is a few words of encouragement. At least, that was true for Sarasota Ballet principal Ricardo Rhodes as a teenager with Parren Ballard at Boston Ballet School.
“He … Continue reading

2014 City Center Choreography Fellowship Awardees Announced

April 17, 2014 by

Camille A. Brown, Gabrielle Lamb and Rashaun Mitchell and Silas Riener have all been awarded New York City Center’s 2014 Choreography Fellowships. Over the course of a year, recipients receive a complete artist’s package from … Continue reading