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What My Teacher Taught Me: Corinna Lee Nicholson

Corinna Lee Nicholson in Pascal Rioult's Duets Sacred & Profane. Photo by Eric Bandiero, courtesy of RIOULT Dance NY

Before joining RIOULT Dance NY in 2015, Corinna Lee Nicholson learned what a privilege it is to be a dancer from her professor, Myra Woodruff.


"She would talk about how special it was to spend our time dancing. Most people don't have the opportunity to leap and turn during the day. It's something that is easy to forget when you're so focused on technique or tired and just want a day off. But it's something that I can tap into that motivates me to jump a little bit higher or throw myself a little bit more off-balance."

Myra Woodruff is a professor of dance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She was a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company from 1987 to 1995.

Don't miss RIOULT Dance NY at The Joyce Theater tonight through Sunday, June 4.

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