February 2016


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  • Inside DM

    Swoon Just about every woman on our staff has a crush on Amar Ramasar. And no, not just because ... More »

  • Performances Onstage This Month

    A King Re-Gendered Play King Lear? Valda Setterfield has done so many other things that when she turned 79, ...

  • Breaking the Fourth Wall

    Dancers are using new media to get closer to audiences. In a world of online over-sharing, it may not ...

  • Millennium Dance Complex Goes Global

    The L.A.-based studio will expand to 27 cities by the end of 2016. Dancers who wish they could spend more ...

  • 10 Minutes with Trey McIntyre

    A year and a half after closing his company, the choreographer continues to bring dance to film, photography and ...

  • Cultured Choreography

    Ethnic dances transport audiences to new worlds. This has been the season of ethnic dance on Broadway. Of course, you can ...

  • On the Rise: Ariana DeBose

    Not many dancers have a stage presence strong enough to earn its own Twitter hashtag. But Ariana DeBose has ... More »

  • Advice for Dancers: Young, Talented…and Arthritic?

    How to keep dancing with early onset arthritis, plus tips for finding survival jobs that won’t drain your energy. My ...

  • The Top of His Game

    New York City Ballet’s Amar Ramasar has grown into more than just an endearing kid from the Bronx. In ...

  • Beyond Ability

    AXIS takes advantage of physical differences to spur creativity. Watching Dwayne Scheuneman and Keon Saghari partner is like watching ...

  • How to Dance Forever

    What are the secrets of a long career? All dancers hope to perform for many years, digging deeper into ... More »

  • It’s Not You. It’s Me.

    Few things are as awkward as dancing with your co-worker after breaking up with them. Natalia Osipova and Sergei ...

  • Get the Look: Spots and Polka Dots at Colorado Ballet

    Polka dots punctuate all aspects of Tracy Jones’ rehearsal look, from the classic print on her navy leo to ...

  • The Problem With Self-Deprecation

    Dancers often dis their bodies—but the habit may be more harmful than you think. During a Nutcracker warm-up class ...

  • What’s in Your Bar?

    A simple guide to choosing the right energy bar Dancers love energy bars. As a quick, portable snack, the right ...

  • Working Out With Arolyn Williams

    The Ballet West principal pushes her limits outdoors. After spending so much of her day in the studio, Ballet ...

  • The Waiting Game

    You’ve been wait-listed to the summer intensive of your dreams. Now what? You’ve found the perfect summer program. You audition, and wait ... More »

  • A Taste of Undergrad

    Pre-college programs offer a glimpse of campus life.  You can visit colleges and take campus tours, but it still may ...

  • Lights, Camera, Action

    Making the shift from the concert dance world to the commercial industry? Here’s what you need to know. When ...

  • 400 Dancers, 4 Choreographers, 1 Audition

    Behind the scenes at a shared audition for Kyle Abraham, Brian Brooks, Kate Weare and Anna Sperber this fall It’s noon, ...

  • Audition Mind Games

    Strategies to take the anxiety out of auditions During one of her first auditions, Richmond Ballet dancer Elena Bello was ...

  • Don’t Get Cut

    Directors share their biggest audition pet peeves Ashley Wheater Artistic director, Joffrey Ballet Letting your eyes wander “If you are constantly ... More »

  • If at First You Don’t Succeed…

    Lessons learned as a recent college grad on the audition circuit When I graduated from New York University’s Tisch School ...

  • 2016 Auditions Guide

    Whether you’re a bunhead or a hip-hopper, our guide has just the audition for you. Choose from dozens of upcoming ... More »

  • Why I Dance: Ida Saki

    Dancer in Sleep No More Dance did not come naturally to me. Long, lanky and with no strength, I ...