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Wendy danced with the Trisha Brown Dance Company in the 1970s and has performed with many other NYC choreographers. Her own group, the Wendy Perron Dance Company, appeared at The Joyce, DTW, the Danspace Project, and the Lincoln Center Festival, as well as in cities throughout the U.S. She was one of eight choreographers profiled in the documentary film Retracing Steps: American Dance Since Postmodernism. She has taught dance at many colleges including Bennington and Princeton, and in contemporary dance centers in Europe and Russia. In addition to contributing articles to The New York Times, The Village Voice, Ballet Review, and of course, Dance Magazine, Wendy has written a brief memoir about her training and influences in Reinventing Dance in the 1960s: Everything Was Possible, edited by Sally Banes. She has served on the Bessies committee and has been an artistic advisor to Fall for Dance at NY City Center.
Hanna has written on dance for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Time Out: New York, and The Village Voice. She is co-author of The Ballet Book (Rizzoli, 2003), and has worked as an editor at Travel Holiday, Boating, Adweek and other publications.
Raymond discovered his earliest dance inspiration in print in the photographs of Barbara Morgan, specifically her collaborations with Martha Graham. As an art and creative director he has been recognized with numerous awards. Raymond is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and cofounder of the contemporary art gallery Curious Matter.
Kina studied ballet at the Ballet San Jose School in San Jose, CA under Lise La Cour and Dennis Nahat, and also trained at the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre. She performed with BSJ as a trainee, dancing in Michael Smuin’s The Tempest and Nahat’s The Nutcracker. She received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in English from UCLA in 2008. She continues to take ballet class around New York City.
Originally from West Virginia, Khara began dancing with the Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company. Like a lot of dancers, her stage debut was as a baby angel in The Nutcracker. She earned a B.F.A. in Dance Performance from the Boston Conservatory, where she fell in love with Graham, Limón, Nikolais, and Cunningham techniques. She has performed works by Sean Curran, Monica Levy and others. She’s also a member of AFTRA and the Screen Actor’s Guild, having studied at Stella Adler, the T. Schreiber studio, and privately with Peter Kelley. Her all time favorite ballet is Romeo & Juliet.
Growing up in the Philadelphia suburbs, Jenny’s love for dance was instilled by her first ballet teachers, Edmund Novak and Irina Kovalska. She continued her training at Boston Ballet's Summer DanceLab and the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, and received a B.F.A. from the Boston Conservatory. A former assistant editor of Dance Teacher, she continues to teach children's dance classes in NYC.
Jenny studied ballet and jazz at Professional Ballet School in Belmont, CA and also trained with the Joffrey Ballet School and American Ballet Theatre. She danced for Peninsula Ballet Theatre in San Mateo, CA while still in high school. She has also performed in community musical theater productions, including A Christmas Carol and West Side Story. In 2006, she earned a BFA in Dance and Journalism from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She currently dances with and choreographs for Corps Four in Brooklyn.
Win a Pair of Tickets to Alvin Ailey! Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes for a week’s run to Lincoln Center’s David Koch Theater, June 12–16. Dance Magazine is giving away a pair of tickets to the opening night June 12th performance.
Win a Pair of Tickets to Alvin Ailey! Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater comes for a week’s run to Lincoln Center’s David Koch Theater, June 12–16. Dance Magazine is giving away a pair of tickets to the opening night June 12th performance.(Click here to enter.)
Win a Pair of Tickets to See Rioult Dance! Rioult Dance returns to the Joyce Theater in New York June 4-9. Dance Magazine is giving away a pair of tickets to the June 8th performance at 2:00 pm.
Win a Pair of Tickets to See Rioult Dance! Rioult Dance returns to the Joyce Theater in New York June 4-9. Dance Magazine is giving away a pair of tickets to the June 8th performance at 2:00 pm.(Click here to enter.)