Tag: contemporary ballet

What The World Needs Now Is Dance

“I’m sorry, but I just can’t possibly give you the amount of money you’re asking for.” My heart sinks at my director’s final response to my salary proposal. She insists it’s not me or my work, there is just no money in the budget. My disappointment grows when handed the calendar for Grand Rapids Ballet’s […]

What It Takes: 7 Tips for New Leaders from BalletX’s Christine Cox

It takes an excellent leader to run a dance company. But Christine Cox, executive and artistic director of Philadelphia’s BalletX, knows that it’s not only hard work that distinguishes a leader. Cox started BalletX with Matthew Neenan in 2005, using fellow Pennsylvania Ballet dancers during their summer layoff to populate a startup contemporary ballet troupe. […]

Janie Taylor's Second Chapter—In Sneakers

Janie Taylor didn’t know if she’d ever return to the stage. But that’s exactly where the former New York City Ballet principal has found herself: Nearly three years after retiring, she is performing again, as a member of L.A. Dance Project. Taylor officially debuted with the company at its December 2016 gala in Los Angeles, […]