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Susanne Carmina Cansino with her husband Jack Beaber in 1974, Courtesy Lili Schwartz

Susanne Carmina Cansino, the Last Original Member of the Dancing Cansinos, Is Dead at 90

Susanne Carmina Cansino was born on April 21, 1930, and passed on April 10, 2021, at the age of 90. She was born at the Carnegie Hall Studio apartments, to ballet dancer Susita Rossi and Spanish dancer Angel Cansino, an original member of the Dancing Cansino family. Susanne was one of two Cansino children born at the famed Carnegie location; the second was her cousin Antonio Cansino III, born to family member and Spanish dancer Antonio Cansino II and his wife, dancer Catherine Stoneburn.

Cansino was introduced to her first audience over the New York radio waves to advertise her recent appearance in the movie short Starlets; she was 7 years old and was featured as the youngest Spanish dance member of the Dancing Cansinos.

Madelyn Ho in Paul Taylor's Syzygy. Photo by Paul B. Goode, Courtesy PTDC

Paul Taylor Dancer Madelyn Ho, MD, Is Spending Her Weekends Volunteering At Vaccine Sites

When Madelyn Ho joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company in 2015, she was smack in the middle of medical school at Harvard. Instead of quitting, she simultaneously juggled school and company demands until graduating in May 2018. But she held off on pursuing a residency until after her dance career, and hadn't had a chance to practice medicine yet in any formal capacity. Then the pandemic hit.

In January, she began volunteering at two vaccination sites in New York City. She's picked up various roles, and spends the majority of her time helping run the vaccine floor—making sure vaccinators have the supplies they need, trouble-shooting, watching to keep any doses from getting wasted, answering questions and translating to and from Mandarin, and making sure people feel okay after getting their shots.

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The Royal Ballet's Mayara Magri Is Seeing Her Dreams Come True

Growing up in Brazil, Mayara Magri declared she would have a professional dance career abroad before she even fully understood what that meant. She set her sights on The Royal Ballet—and, in just a few years, she went from watching a video of the company's production of La Bayadère to performing in it as one of her first corps roles.

"I was obsessed with the video with Darcey Bussell," recalls Magri, now a first soloist. "I knew I wanted that for my life. Funnily enough, when I got to do Gamzatti a few years ago, I was wearing Darcey Bussell's tutu!" she says, laughing in disbelief. "I was like, 'This just can't be.' "


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