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A colorful collage of the 2022 "25 to Watch" artists in the studio and in performance.

Introducing Our 2022 “25 to Watch”

What’s next? Our annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies on the verge of breaking through offers several answers to the question of where our field is headed. We’re betting we’ll be seeing—and hearing—more from these 25 artists not just this year, but for many more to come.

7 Outdoor Shows to Close Out the Summer

As we head into August, here are seven outdoor festivals, series and shows bringing summer to a close with a bang. American Ballet Theatre’s Calvin Royal III Erin Baiano, Courtesy Vail Dance Festival VIPs in the Valley VAIL, CO Vail Dance Festival returns, headlined by a comfortingly familiar cast of characters. As the festival’s artist […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in February 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell has been named artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. María Riccetto has been appointed artistic director of the Ballet Nacional de Sodre. Terry Wilson has been named artistic director of […]

Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell Named Hubbard Street’s New Artistic Director

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announced new leadership Thursday, hiring Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell as artistic director, effective March 1. Fisher-Harrell is only the fourth person to lead Hubbard Street. Lou Conte founded the contemporary company in 1977, serving as artistic director for 23 years. Jim Vincent preceded Glenn Edgerton, who resigned last season after 11 years in […]

In the Room Where It Happens: How Repertory Companies Plan Out a Season

Repertory company directors have a uniquely challenging yet rewarding responsibility when it comes to planning out a season. Without a company namesake to draw from, a troupe’s artistic vision and reputation are cultivated through a collage of choreography contributed by outside artists. Whether reviving beloved classics or bringing in an up-and-coming voice for a world […]

What the Pandemic Has Given Us

Given the devastating effects of COVID-19 on the dance field, it can be easy to get caught up in all that’s been taken away from us. But just focusing on the loss doesn’t offer the full picture of what’s actually happened. Recently, I hopped on a Zoom call organized by Harkness Dance Center director Taryn […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in March 2020

With COVID-19 dominating headlines, good news has a way of slipping under the radar. But despite the uncertainty, companies and artists are still looking to the future and making moves. Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At Boston Ballet, Tigran Mkrtchyan […]

5 Dancer-Approved Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

The post-holiday haze has faded, and now there’s no denying it: Winter is here. If your reaction to below-freezing temps is to burrow inside a cocoon of blankets, emerging only to retrieve your hot beverage or warm comfort food of choice—well, we’re right there with you. Here are five dishes perfect for banishing the cold […]