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Why Aren't We Seeing Older Dancers More Often?

I get it that not every older dancer is as glorious as Carmen de Lavallade. But Paradigm keeps coming up with some great dancers in its small company. For instance, Karen Brown, whom I never saw when she danced with Dance Theatre of Harlem. Radiant, delicate, and focused. These performers have such vivid eyes and […]

How These 3 Dancers Have Kept Performing Into Their 60s and Beyond

Your dance career doesn’t have to end in your thirties. We spoke to three lifelong dancers who see no finish line in sight. Vicky Shick, 68: “It’s about consistency.” As a young dancer, Vicky Shick never thought about how long her career might last. She danced with numerous artists, spending six years with the Trisha […]

The Sophomore Slump Can Hit Dancers Hard—Here's How to Beat It

You did it: You landed the job, a spot at the pre-professional school of your dreams or at the best-of-the-best university dance program. And that first year was hard, and exhilarating. But since then, the shiny new has worn off, and the patina of the everyday has left you in a rut. The sophomore slump […]

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