DT Notes

What My Teacher Taught Me: Billy Smith

April 17, 2015 by

Like many dancers-in-training, Billy Smith—now a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group—needed to temper his energy with a healthy dose of technique. At George Mason University, he found a mentor in modern teacher Susan … Continue reading

Upload Your Best Choreography Video for a Chance to Win $15,000!

April 16, 2015 by

It’s getting close to that time again—time for our Dance Teacher Summit, this year to be held in Long Beach, California (mmm, beach), July 28–30. And if you’re a perennial Summit attendee—or if you’re a … Continue reading

WhyNotWednesday: Polunin Parodies

April 15, 2015 by

After an internet sensation come the internet send-ups. Earlier this year, Sergei Polunin starred in a dance music video to the song “Take Me to Church” by Hozier. It was a viral hit. Then, parody … Continue reading

Harvard Honors Damian Woetzel

April 14, 2015 by

This month, former New York City Ballet principal Damian Woetzel receives Harvard University’s Arts Medal. While still dancing for NYCB, Woetzel earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He now … Continue reading

Swans in Perfect Formation

April 13, 2015 by

To confirm why a great corps makes a great ballet, look no further than this video from Pacific Northwest Ballet. The company’s Swan Lake opened last weekend, starring the stunning Carla Körbes in her final … Continue reading

4 Questions for YAGP’s Larissa Saveliev

April 10, 2015 by

From April 10 to 15, more than 1,000 teenage ballerina and danseur hopefuls from all over the world will travel to New York City to compete in the 17th annual Youth America Grand Prix finals. … Continue reading