With a wide range of spoken, signed, and movement languages, the 2023 Dance Magazine Awards celebrated the singular contexts and voices of the awardees.
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.
The 2023 Dance Magazine Awards will honor Antoine Hunter, Alicia Graf Mack, Norton Owen, Bijayini Satpathy, and Maria Torres.
Alicia Graf Mack, the dean and director of The Juilliard School’s dance division since 2018, utilizes a service-oriented approach to bolstering young dancers’ artistry.
Sometimes, change happens all at once. Last year, The Juilliard School, one of the country’s top conservatories for music, dance and drama, got not one new leader but three. Damian Woetzel, a former star at New York City Ballet, took the reins as Juilliard’s new president, the first in the institution’s history to come from […]
On Monday night, a memorial was held at Riverside Church to honor the life and achievements of Dance Theatre of Harlem co-founder Arthur Mitchell. With nearly three months to process and grieve (Mitchell passed away on September 19) the atmosphere was not that of mourning as much as reflection, reverence and admiration for who he […]
July 1 marks an exciting new era for The Juilliard School. Vail Dance Festival director and former New York City Ballet principal Damian Woetzel steps into the role of president, and the dance division will also have a new leader: Alicia Graf Mack, 39, will take over from Taryn Kaschock Russell, acting artistic director for […]
As studios in South Texas begin to dig out from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, the dance community has a message: We’re here to help. Gil Stroming , owner of Break The Floor (which produces epic conventions like JUMP and Dancer Palooza), has pledged to donate $25,000 directly to studio owners directly affected by […]