Tools/Resources

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

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

Gene Kelly

March 1, 2014 by

Changed the face of dance on film
 

Kelly and Leslie Caron (whom he discovered) in An American in Paris

Gene Kelly was one of the original song-and-dance men from the movie-musical golden age, credited with introducing ballet … 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

Melinda Sullivan

January 1, 2014 by

Music for tap

When tap dancer and “So You Think You Can Dance” finalist Melinda Sullivan walked away with the 2012 Capezio A.C.E. Award, she initially felt intimidated by the prize—she would be crafting her first … Continue reading

Jacqulyn Buglisi

January 1, 2014 by

How I teach Graham

Jacqulyn Buglisi has a flair for drama. To encourage the students in her intermediate and advanced Graham classes at The Ailey School to open their sternums in a high release, she tells … Continue reading