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Blossom Leilani Crawford Teaches Pilates for Dancers

March 2, 2015 by

Blossom Leilani Crawford is a Pilates historian and disciple of first-generation Pilates student Kathleen Stanford Grant. Here, she demonstrates some of Kathy Grant’s “Cat” exercises, a series of quadruped exercises aimed at helping hypermobile dancers … Continue reading

Heather Rigg Teaches a Calypso Leap

February 2, 2015 by

Heather Rigg is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, where she leads sassy commercial jazz classes. Her performance career includes the Britney Spears “Oops!…I Did It Again” tour and other major 90s acts like *NSYNC, … Continue reading

Nancy Bielski Teaches Grand Rond de Jambe

January 2, 2015 by

Nancy Bielski’s advanced intermediate professional class at Steps on Broadway is a favorite for many professional dancers. She even teaches company class at ABT on Saturdays. Here, she offers advice on mastering the tricky grand … Continue reading

Martha Chapman Teaches Ballet for Every Body

December 1, 2014 by

Martha Chapman, a former dancer with the New York City Opera Ballet, understands the importance of proper alignment for each individual’s body. In her Advanced Beginner Ballet class at Steps on Broadway, she emphasizes making … Continue reading

Troy Powell Teaches an Elementary Balance from the Horton Technique

November 1, 2014 by

Troy Powell is the artistic director of Ailey II. He’s an Ailey prodigy, recruited to The Ailey School at age 9 as a scholarship student. After graduation from The High School of Performing Arts, he … Continue reading

How To: Derek Mitchell Teaches Pivot Turns

October 1, 2014 by

Derek Mitchell is on street jazz and contemporary faculty at Broadway Dance Center, where he grew up training under legends Frank Hatchett and Sheila Barker. Here, he teaches a street jazz pivot turn combination focusing … Continue reading