So You Want to Go Pro? The Joffrey West is a Window into the Commercial World

As groove-heavy rap echoes through a light-filled studio at California State University, Northridge, jazz choreographer Liz Imperio challenges 30 ballet dancers to stomp, punch and whiplash with even greater intensity. “I want you to soar. I want you to be majestic!” she exclaims, her booming voice seeming to ricochet off the ceiling. “No one is […]