Teaching

Technology: YouTube Versus Vimeo

August 1, 2015 by

Which video-sharing platform is best for you?
These days, video-sharing is a dance-industry must. But how do you decide on a platform? The answer depends on what you’ll be uploading.
If you’re hoping to have a video … Continue reading

Recommended: Balancing Acts: Three Prima Ballerinas Becoming Mothers

August 1, 2015 by

By Lucy Gray
Princeton Architectural Press; 160 pages; $24.95
Photographer Lucy Gray spent 14 years interviewing, shadowing and photographing three San Francisco Ballet principals—Kristin Long, Tina LeBlanc and Katita Waldo—who each decided at the height of her … Continue reading

Leading with Head and Heart

August 1, 2015 by

The Portland Ballet Youth Company taps Anne Mueller to head its career track.
The transition from center stage to behind the scenes can be tough for some dancers, but former Oregon Ballet Theatre principal Anne Mueller … Continue reading

Anna Sokolow

August 1, 2015 by

1910–2000
Choreographer for social justice

Anna Sokolow was a prolific choreographer fiercely committed to social justice and unafraid to deal with difficult subjects in her work—like war, poverty, isolation and strife.
Born in Connecticut to Russian-Jewish immigrant … Continue reading

Dancing to China and Back

August 1, 2015 by

In Washington, DC, a dance teacher collaborates with a language teacher to create a cultural exchange program of a lifetime.
In the Beijing High School No. 9 dance studio, students from the National Cathedral School in … Continue reading

Teaching Artist in Training

August 1, 2015 by

What one teacher learned after five years in public schools
Kat Richter is founder and artistic director of The Lady Hoofers Tap Ensemble, an all-female rhythm tap company based in Philadelphia. As an experienced teaching artist, … Continue reading