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
Megan Williams is a former Mark Morris Dance Group member and is on faculty at Purchase College, State University of New York’s Conservatory of Dance. Here, she teaches modern under-curves with emphasis on the importance … Continue reading
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
Six tips for incorporating comedy into your choreography
I created the piece Melt about the art of seduction—gone wrong. During its staging at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn, dancers in all-black pantomimed mundane household tasks, like drinking tea … Continue reading
Bringing emotionally driven dance to Broadway and American themes to ballet
Famous for choreographing Oklahoma!, Carousel and Brigadoon, Agnes de Mille forever changed the face of Broadway dance. She was the first to create movement that … Continue reading