Jodie Gates stands with her back to a ballet barre, floor to ceiling windows behind her showing a city scape at night.

Jodie Gates Named Cincinnati Ballet’s Next Artistic Director

Cincinnati Ballet announced today that it has named Jodie Gates as its new artistic director, effective August 1, 2022. Gates will take over from Victoria Morgan, who is retiring after 25 years at the helm. Gates, most recently the founding director of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance and founder and artistic director of the Laguna Dance Festival, will inherit […]

How to Use Your Time in College to Cultivate Your Artistry

Dancers spend most of their training years perfecting the mechanics of the art form—rolling through the feet when they come down from every relevé and tracking the knees over their toes in every plié. So when dancers progress in college dance programs and many corrections shift from technical ability to more individual and artistic guidance, […]

6 Tips for 2020 Grads Trying to Make It in Dance Right Now

For 2020 grads emerging from school in the wake of COVID-19, the future can feel daunting. Although the dance industry is always difficult to break into, this year unemployment has reached record levels, and chances to perform have almost completely dried up. But even though it seems like opportunities are few, there are proactive steps […]

Is the Line Between Concert and Commercial Dance Finally Fading?

Dancer Stephanie Crousillat has had the kind of career that would make most artists swoon: She’s worked with choreographers like Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and Andrea Miller; performed in Sleep No More and on “Saturday Night Live”; been featured in a CoverGirl ad with Janelle Monáe; and danced in music videos for Paul McCartney, Alicia […]

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