In the Magazine

Healthy Hips, Happy Hips

September 1, 2015 by

Build strength, prevent injuries and maximize turnout.
Our hips are overachievers. They are the main source of turnout and the axis of all leg movement. Dancers work them hard. No one knows this better than Heather … Continue reading

Billy Bell

September 1, 2015 by

Music to inspire creativity
Billy Bell’s dance career revolves around creation—crafting new opportunities for himself, inventing new movement and inspiring new dancers. After his remarkable technique and ethereal movement quality got him to the Top … Continue reading

A Conversation with BODYTRAFFIC’s Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett

September 1, 2015 by

Neither of them particularly wanted to run her own company. When East Coast transplants Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett founded their repertory troupe BODYTRAFFIC in 2007, it was really so they’d have a vehicle … Continue reading

The Dance Family Tree

September 1, 2015 by

As we were putting this issue to bed, I caught a piece in The New York Times about Sonya Tayeh. After launching a successful commercial career seven years ago, the choreographer (DT, December 2010) is … Continue reading

Pliable Power

August 1, 2015 by

Ways to shift your stretching routine from passive to dynamic

If you are like your students, you get in at least a few stretches before class. Perhaps you prop your foot on the barre and stretch … Continue reading

Jamie Rae Walker

August 1, 2015 by

Music for modern
For classically trained dancers, learning to move from the inside out can be a disorienting experience. Jamie Rae Walker, who began her career with Miami City Ballet but has danced with Paul Taylor’s … Continue reading