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10 Inspiring Dance Teacher Quotes From 2018

Choreographer Brian Friedman. Photo courtesy of Friedman

With the year's end in sight, let's take a look back at the valuable teaching insights from some of our favorite teachers.



Edward Ellison

Ellison leads a session of his summer intensive at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. Photo by Jim Lafferty

Edward Ellison jumped in straightaway when he started Ellison Ballet, but not everyone around him was supportive. "The more people I spoke to, the more I learned why I was going to fail!" he says. "I didn't have money or backers. How could I hope to compete with the major schools in the city? People also said, 'You're moving too fast. Wait a year.' But I felt momentum. I had to try."


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