People & Places

Jae Man Joo

April 1, 2014 by

Music for contemporary ballet

Jae Man Joo’s route to professional dancer status in New York City is the stuff dreams and clichéd movie plots are made of. Only a month after moving to the city in … Continue reading

Alejandro Cerrudo

April 1, 2014 by

Evolving from dancer’s dancer to dancer’s choreographer

Alejandro Cerrudo scares himself on nearly a daily basis—and he has no intention of stopping. As the resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (where he also dances), and … Continue reading

Camille A. Brown

March 1, 2014 by

Music for modern dance

Despite her gift for creating narrative-driven and relatable dance work, Camille A. Brown started out as a reluctant choreographer. She didn’t have the ideal dancer’s body in college, and her stage time … Continue reading

David Dorfman

March 1, 2014 by

Finding the balance between life and dance
Take a look at David Dorfman’s agenda and you might start to feel inadequate. When he’s not chairing Connecticut College’s dance department or rehearsing with his own company, you … Continue reading

Jonathan Lee

February 1, 2014 by

Music for hip hop

Hip-hop choreographer and teacher Jonathan Lee has worked with recording artists as well-known as Madonna, Britney Spears and Pitbull, but that doesn’t mean he can always connect to their music at first … Continue reading

Gerri Houlihan

February 1, 2014 by

Watching the American College Dance Festival Association change and grow

During her self-critical teenage years, Gerri Houlihan suffered under an unnecessarily mean Russian ballet teacher and felt the effects. “When she layered her negative energy on … Continue reading