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Early Exit

September 1, 2014 by

Should your students consider a three-year college plan? 
After high school, Melissa Meng’s parents and teachers encouraged her to pursue a college degree, but the aspiring ballerina wasn’t convinced that giving up four of her precious … Continue reading

Megan Williams

September 1, 2014 by

How I teach modern

On a Friday morning at Mark Morris Dance Center at the end of a two-week summer intensive, Megan Williams’ students are exhausted. Aware of their depleted energy and sore legs, she chooses a … Continue reading

Touchdowns and Tour Jetés

September 1, 2014 by

A Brooklyn studio attracts young athletes to the barre.  
On a January morning, two weeks before New Jersey hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, ballet teacher Courtney Cooke set up a combination in the form of a … Continue reading

Taking a Mid-Career Leap

September 1, 2014 by

Cherylyn Lavagnino talks about her decision to leave university administration and pursue her own artistic career. 

The large, airy studio in lower Manhattan fills with the plaintive sounds of Franz Schubert’s Trio in E-flat Major as … Continue reading

Breeding Hybrids

September 1, 2014 by

Los Angeles gets a high-profile interdisciplinary college dance program.
The news came as a shock, a pleasant one. On May 7, the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at the University of Southern California, on the cusp of taking … Continue reading

Juan Carlos Peñuela

August 1, 2014 by

How I Teach Entrechat Trois in the Cuban Style

Juan Carlos Peñuela’s Level 5 technique class at Ballet Hispanico in New York City runs like a friendly laboratory with one clear mission: for students to discover … Continue reading