Beatriz Stix-Brunell Is Swapping Her Ballet Shoes for Books

You might think that, as a Royal Ballet dancer who trained at both the School of American Ballet and the Paris Opéra Ballet School, Beatriz Stix-Brunell has had enough experience of world-class institutions to last her a lifetime. But having always had an academic itch, she’s decided to scratch it—so she’s adding one more institution […]

How Do You Make the Leap from Dancer to Choreographer?

Nine years ago, Del Mak decided he was done performing for artists like Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and One Direction. “I’d done everything I wanted to, and I was tired of the rat race,” he says. “My body was starting to hurt.” The next obvious step? Choreography. Though “obvious” doesn’t mean “easy.” For commercial dancers looking […]

Choreographer Keely Garfield Doubles as an Interfaith Chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital

To Keely Garfield, there’s little difference between supporting those who suffer and connecting with audiences through dance—both walk the same path of human empathy. Lauded for her deligh­tfully unpredictable dance work, Garfield’s recently launched a surprising new pursuit: interfaith chaplaincy. Now in her residency, she offers relief to ailing patients at Mount Sinai Hospital in […]

Robbie Fairchild’s Flower Business boo•kay Is Blooming

Robbie Fairchild’s new floral-design endeavor, boo•kay nyc, is proof that you can bloom even in a dry spell. While live performances are put on pause indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fairchild is using the downtime to explore his entrepreneurial side and his passion for flowers. “I’m putting on my businessman hat and making things […]

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