Meet Dario Natarelli, the 21-Year-Old Tap Dancer Who's Already Served as Michelle Dorrance's Assistant Choreographer

While tapping to Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Dario Natarelli finds a way to make something we have all heard before sound new. His choreography alternately matches the rhythmic cadence of King’s words and honors the meaningful pauses between them. Watching the masterful control he has over his footwork and dynamics, […]

Why I'm Already Planning My Return To Vail Dance Festival

Last week, Dance Magazine‘s owner Frederic Seegal visited the Vail Dance Festival. He was so excited by what he saw there that he wanted to share with Dance Magazine readers a few of the highlights that made the biggest impression on him. Having been fortunate enough to be on the board of New York City […]

Tiler Peck Says This Hulu Documentary Shows Her Most Exhausted, Honest Self

Tiler Peck is coming to Hulu. Fans everywhere can catch her new documentary, called Ballet Now, starting on July 20. But Seattle residents will get a sneak peek at the Seattle International Film Festival starting tonight. The film follows the New York City Ballet principal during her time directing the BalletNOW series at The Music […]

Damian Woetzel Named Juilliard's New President

A dancer is taking over Juilliard: Damian Woetzel will be the school’s next president, starting in July 2018. It’s just the latest feat for the former New York City Ballet star who’s racked up an impressive list of accomplishments since retiring from the stage in 2008. After earning a master’s degree in public administration from […]

The Ballerina and the Clown

New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck is working through a tap combination—in pointe shoes and a gray bowler hat. Nearby in the same New York City Center studio, the comedian and actor Bill Irwin goes over a note with Damian Woetzel, then rejoins Peck to practice a phrase together. They count aloud as they […]

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