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What Dancers Can Learn from CrossFit

November 1, 2015 by

How to use weight lifting to complement your training
Steph Lee, a dancer with Renegade Performance Group in New York City, spent more than 10 years of her dance career fighting recurring injuries. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

The Russians Are Coming

November 1, 2015 by

We have a history of fascination with Russian dancers here in the U.S. It started for me with the glamour and Cold War intrigue of Nureyev (1961) and Baryshnikov (1974) defecting to the West. And … Continue reading

Ray Hesselink

November 1, 2015 by

Music for tap

Ray Hesselink is a huge fan of Hollywood’s MGM movie musicals. Their influence shows in his tap dancing. “My all-time idols are Eleanor Powell and Ann Miller. Those broads can turn,” he says. … Continue reading

A Conversation with Choreographer Megan Lawson

November 1, 2015 by

Four years after the fact, Megan Lawson still sounds a little incredulous when she explains how Madonna discovered her: on YouTube. “My friend and I made up a little combination to [Rihanna’s] ‘Skin,’ and that … Continue reading

A Conversation with Jessica Lang

October 1, 2015 by

After dancing with Twyla Tharp for only two years, post-college, Jessica Lang knew she no longer wanted to perform. “I realized, ‘I have to keep repeating the same piece and touring, and I’m tired,’” she … Continue reading

Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie

October 1, 2015 by

Music for street dance
Ephrat Asherie is a break-dancer with an academic bent. Known in street-dance circles as Bounce, the Israel native is earning her MFA in part by researching the roots of street dance in … Continue reading