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Damian Woetzel Named Juilliard's New President

A dancer is taking over Juilliard: Damian Woetzel will be the school’s next president, starting in July 2018. It’s just the latest feat for the former New York City Ballet star who’s racked up an impressive list of accomplishments since retiring from the stage in 2008. After earning a master’s degree in public administration from […]

Damian Woetzel—Our Guy in the White House

Damian Woetzel is power blasting through different orbits at once. It seems to me that the style, ebullience, clarity, and commitment he showed onstage as a dancer at New York City Ballet has completely transferred to his activities offstage and behind the scenes. Here are some of the ways he’s shown leadership. He’s (re)created a […]

Vail Dance Blooming & Booming Under Damian

Damian Woetzel’s enthusiasm for dance is contagious. As artistic director of Vail International Dance Festival, he engages and educates the audience with each introduction to each dance. On Monday night, in his zeal to give us the experience of dancing to live music, he even got the whole crowd of 1,300 or so on its […]

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Celebrating Dance Magazine Award Honoree Alicia Graf Mack

A review of Alicia Graf Mack’s first five years at the helm of The Juilliard School’s dance division—she is its youngest and first African American head—reveals that her 2018 appointment was an undeniably historic event. It has signaled a paradigm shift both in terms of race and representation and the school’s pedagogical philosophy.

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