DT Notes

Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet Moves to Brooklyn

September 2, 2015 by

In November 2014, DT readers got insight into Gelsey Kirkland’s training philosophy at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. Her and husband Michael Chernov’s focus on recapturing classicism has proven to be a recipe … Continue reading

Farewell, Ella

September 1, 2015 by

While others may flock to the beach to enjoy the final days of summer, dancers (and those who love them) take to Jacob’s Pillow in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts. This past weekend was the … Continue reading

And the VMA for Best Choreography Goes to…

August 31, 2015 by

The 2015 Video Music Awards were last night and this year’s nominations for Best Choreography were as impressive as they were diverse. Fan favorites Beyoncé, Ryan Heffington, NappyTabs and Keone and Mari Madrid were up … Continue reading

School of Alberta Ballet Adds Contemporary Program

August 28, 2015 by

The School of Alberta Ballet in Canada launches a contemporary dance program this September, for professional division students in grades 11 and 12. Graham McKelvie joins the school as program head. McKelvie trained at Canada’s … Continue reading

InterPlay Tools for Educators Workshops at Gibney Dance Center

August 27, 2015 by

Dance educator Diane Smagatz-Rawlinson will facilitate two workshops at Gibney Dance Center in New York City, in September to train teachers in the improvisational movement practice and philosophy known as InterPlay.
Created in 1989 by San Francisco Bay … Continue reading

Joffrey’s Ashley Wheater Receives University of Chicago Award

August 26, 2015 by

The University of Chicago names Joffrey Ballet artistic director Ashley Wheater as the recipient of its Jesse L. Rosenberger Medal for achievement through research “deemed of great benefit to humanity.” Wheater, who danced with the … Continue reading