DT Notes

Arantxa Ochoa Will Direct School of Pennsylvania Ballet

September 29, 2014 by

After retiring from Pennsylvania Ballet as a principal dancer in 2012, Arantxa Ochoa became principal instructor at the newly reopened School of Pennsylvania Ballet (full story in DT November 2012). This fall, she takes over as director.
The … Continue reading

Honors and Awards

September 26, 2014 by

Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for PD program is one of five winners of Google’s Giving Through Glass Challenge, which invited nonprofits to propose how they’d use the Google Glass technology within their mission and … Continue reading

Watch the Original Jewels Cast Teach PNB Dancers to Sparkle

September 25, 2014 by

To polish Pacific Northwest Ballet’s staging of Balanchine’s timeless Jewels (1967), artistic director Peter Boal called in the experts. He invited the very first interpreters of lead roles in the ballet to offer their guidance to his … Continue reading

News Flashes

September 24, 2014 by


New York City Ballet principal Wendy Whelan, who will retire in October, joined the faculty of NYC’s Ballet Academy East last summer. Whelan, who will tour her Restless Creature duet-driven concert through the rest of … Continue reading

The Most Convincing Argument Yet to Drop the Diet Coke

September 23, 2014 by

For some time, health experts have warned us about the risks of artificial sweeteners. They say the products add unnatural chemicals to our diets and can increase sugar cravings. Now, science is emerging to back … Continue reading

Arts in the Classroom

September 22, 2014 by

For teachers learning how to talk about art in their classrooms—or for those just looking to reinvigorate their careers with a good dose of arts-centric professional development—Lincoln Center Education’s revamped Summer Forum this past July … Continue reading