Patricia Delgado’s Second Act: Film, Broadway, Juilliard & More

Early on in the rehearsal process of the upcoming film West Side Story, director Steven Spielberg turned to Patricia Delgado and asked her why the dancers weren’t in unison. “He was right,” remembers Delgado, who was serving as associate choreographer to her husband, choreographer Justin Peck. “I explained to him that it takes a lot […]

Why Do Mixed-Rep Companies Still Rely on Ballet for Company Class?

In a single performance by a mixed-rep company, you might see its shape-shifting dancers performing barefoot, in sneakers and in heels. While such a group may have “ballet” in its name and even a rack of tutus in storage, its current relationship to the art form can be tenuous at best. That disconnect grows wider […]

How to Prepare Your Body (And Mind) for Returning to the Studio

After months of living-room Zoom classes, most dancers are beyond eager to get back into wide-open studios. “I think I can speak for the entire dance community when I say that we are ready to propel ourselves through space again,” says The Juilliard School’s dance director, Alicia Graf Mack. But look before you leap—pacing yourself […]

Daisy Jacobson Asked Benjamin Millepied to Choreograph a Solo on Her. Then He Asked Her to Join LADP.

It isn’t easy to stand out when you’re a newbie in a pack of fearless dancers. But Daisy Jacobson does, and effortlessly. Onstage with Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project, she combines the refinement of her classical training with a soulful, infectious attack, making her impossible to miss. Jonathan Potter, Courtesy LADP Company: L.A. Dance Project […]

Remembering Lawrence Rhodes: Dancer, Teacher and Director

Lawrence Rhodes passed away on Wednesday, March 27, at age 80. Rhodes, best known as Larry, had a long and celebrated career as a dancer, teacher and director, most recently heading The Juilliard School’s dance department. I first met Rhodes in 2017, when we started work together on an autobiography charting his life and career. […]

Meet The Winner of Our $25K College Scholarship

Throughout her years growing up at New York City Dance Alliance, Jacalyn Tatro has dominated the podium: In 2011, she was National Mini Outstanding Dancer, in 2014 she won National Teen Outstanding Dancer and in 2016 National Senior Outstanding Dancer. It’s easy to see why: Tatro dances with a maturity beyond her years—her performance quality […]

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