Leading with Head and Heart

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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

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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

Final Pose

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Antony Tudor 1908–1987

July 1, 2015 by

Master of the psychological ballet

Antony Tudor was a British ballet choreographer who introduced the psychological ballet, exploring character development, emotion and subtext. Though Tudor wasn’t a prolific choreographer, his works brought legitimacy and public acclaim … Continue reading