Improvisation is a skill that can be learned, and it’s one that is becoming increasingly crucial for dancers in nearly any style.
At 6:30 am on a brisk day in September 2018, Christina Kotsopoulos found herself standing in an open-call audition line for Wicked on Broadway—wholly unprepared for what was about to happen. She had just spent the last four years at SUNY Purchase primarily studying concert dance. The training had taught her foolproof concert audition tips, […]
Just hearing the word “improvisation” is enough to make some ballet dancers shake in their pointe shoes. But for Chantelle Pianetta, it’s a practice she relishes. Depending on the weekend, you might find her gracing Bay Area stages as a principal with Menlowe Ballet or sweeping in awards at West Coast swing competitions. She specializes […]