January 2016


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  • Inside DM

    Get Ahead, Get Inspired Money is always awkward to talk about. It may be especially awkward in dance, where ... More »

  • Performances Onstage This Month

    The Wheeldon Work We’ve Been Waiting For. Christopher Wheeldon keeps topping himself. With Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Cinderella, ...

  • Michelle Dorrance Receives $625,000—No Strings Attached

    One day in September, Michelle Dorrance received multiple calls from an unlisted number. She ignored them, assuming they were ...

  • Upping the Odds for Black Ballet Dancers

    IABD to hold company auditions for minority women. A common issue company directors cite when it comes to the ...

  • Honoring a Bold Ballerina

    Thodos Dance Chicago tells the story of Japanese-American dancer Sono Osato, who broke racial barriers during WWII. The name ...

  • 10 Minutes with Ann Liv Young

    The controversial artist shares the stage with a pig in Elektra. The performance artist Ann Liv Young is most ...

  • Under Hofesh’s Roof

    Hofesh Shechter marries the old and new in the Fiddler on the Roof revival. Even if you didn’t know ... More »

  • Advice for Dancers: Find the Perfect Pointe Shoe

    How custom orders can help. Plus, advice for overcoming racism in your company. I’ve always had trouble finding the ...

  • 25 to Watch

    Meet the breakout stars of 2016. Jovani Furlan Soloist, Miami City Ballet As a bold Tony for Maria, a ...

  • Are We Done Crowdfunding?

    Why dance companies have started looking beyond Kickstarter. Last year CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival ... More »

  • Build Your Assets

    Smarter saving can lead to a longer career. Dancers face some of the biggest financial challenges of any artists. “You ...

  • Let’s Talk Money: A MANIFESTO

    After making the cut for Bronislava Nijinska’s company, Margaret Severn headed to the theater to find out what was ...

  • The Ballerina and the Clown

    In the studio with Tiler Peck and Bill Irwin.   New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck is working ...

  • Diversity Is the New Black

    The ballet world is on an admirable mission to create more black ballet dancers. But former Dance Theatre of Harlem ... More »

  • Breakfast of Champions

    What your favorite dancers reach for each morning. Victoria Jaiani Joffrey Ballet Breakfast Philosophy: “Mornings have always been important ...

  • An Unlikely Prince

    Edward Watson doesn’t fit the traditional British dance profiles. Yet he’s become a paragon of today’s Royal Ballet. Pale, ...

  • From Risk to Recovery

    Don’t get waylaid by these five common dance injuries. No matter how careful you are, sporadic overuse injuries are ... More »

  • The Perfect Frame

    For more than 40 years, photographer Lois Greenfield has been capturing dancers with astonishing clarity. Whether her subjects are ...

  • Theatrical Flair at Disney’s The Lion King

    The wild style of ensemble members from Disney’s Broadway musical The Lion King.  Lisa Lewis’ rehearsal wear is unapologetically ...

  • Higher Extensions, Lower Risk

    Is there a safe way to get the extreme flexibility needed for a professional dance career? Working on your ...

  • Your Body Tips

    Don’t get duped by tricky marketing strategies in grocery stores, think before you take dietary supplements and find out ...

  • What Dancers Eat: Protein Powder

    Should we really be shaking up our diets? Taking a tip from sports nutrition, more dancers are turning to ...

  • Working Out With Christina Spigner

    The Miami City Ballet dancer works out on a mini-trampoline. Christina Spigner conditions her body with everything from the ...

  • A Day in the Life of a College Dancer

    The busy schedules of students at Juilliard, Indiana University and Harvard. If you’re trying to select a college dance ...

  • The Next Step

    Arts management programs broaden students’ perspectives of the dance world.    There’s more than one way to be involved ...

  • The Resourceful Apprentice

    Make the most of this career-defining transition. When Sarasota Ballet corps member Caroline Hennekes started her apprenticeship in 2014, ...

  • The Way Back Home

    Seven years later, Noelani Pantastico returns to PNB. When Noelani Pantastico saw Pacific Northwest Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow in 2014, during ...

  • The Company Question

    Should you attend an intensive connected to a company? It depends on your stage of training. A summer intensive ...

  • Transform Yourself

    Countertechnique and catharsis rule at BODYTRAFFIC’s summer intensive. As choreographer Rosie Herrera shepherds 25 students through her own brand ...

  • Stepping Into the Role

    The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Company Experience gives aspiring professionals a taste of the ballet life. A group of ... More »

  • More Than Dance

    The Broadway Experience aims to show students what it’s really like to perform in musical theater. The energy at Mark Morris ...

  • Summer Study Guide 2016

    Details on 300+ summer study programs to help you pick the best fit.  All information is current at press ...

  • Why I Dance: Karina González

    Principal dancer with Houston Ballet I have always believed that things happen because it is written somewhere. Call it ...