Teaching

John Heginbotham

June 1, 2014 by

Embracing the past—and pushing it away, too
It’s almost too easy to compare choreographer John Heginbotham to his former boss Mark Morris, in whose company he danced for well over a decade. Both have an intimate … Continue reading

Rafi Maldonado-López

May 1, 2014 by

Music for jazz and music theater
As instructor for jazz and contemporary techniques at Miami City Ballet School and a jazz and ballet for music theater teacher at New World School of the Arts, Rafi Maldonado-López … Continue reading

Let’s Talk About Debt…

May 1, 2014 by

How to talk to students about financing a college degree
After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College, Aaron Mattocks—now touring with Mikhail Baryshnikov in Big Dance Theater’s production of Man in a Case—realized he had six months … Continue reading

In-House Summer Programs

May 1, 2014 by

Designing workshops for students who stay home
Summer is usually the time when a studio’s best students leave home to attend intensive programs. But what about those who don’t go away? Perhaps they are too young, … Continue reading

Enrico Cecchetti

May 1, 2014 by

Creator of the Cecchetti method, a revolutionary ballet technique
Enrico Cecchetti created a ballet technique, still widely used today, known for two revolutionary ideas: first, that a dancer’s degree of turnout should be based on his … Continue reading

Doris Humphrey

April 1, 2014 by

José Limón’s teacher and the dancer responsible for “fall and recovery”
Doris Humphrey, like her contemporary Martha Graham, was interested in making dance more reflective of modern times. In collaboration with Charles Weidman, she developed the … Continue reading