Dionne Figgins, appointed artistic director of Ballet Tech in 2021, brings extensive professional experience and a deep investment in education to her leadership role at this unique New York City public school that combines academics and classical ballet training.
Ever wondered how the Rockettes achieve those classic sky-high kick lines and intricate movements that culminate in a dazzling array of precision dance routines? We’re pulling back the velvety curtains so you can get a sneak peek of the world-famous troupe in rehearsal. This year, 14 new Rockettes were welcomed from nine states—New York, New […]
A recent win for size inclusivity has even cemented itself legally: On May 26, 2023, New York City mayor Eric Adams signed new legislation to prohibit height or weight discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, adding these two physical characteristics to the list of those protected, which includes race, gender, age, religion, and sexual orientation.
On Monday, July 24, Dance Magazine’s annual “25 to Watch” feature was brought to the stage for the first time, featuring 12 of 2023’s “25 to Watch” artists. An evening of stellar performances and panel discussions kicked off at 6 pm at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in New York City. Maria Majors, […]
“I was always trying to find more in my artistic development,” Freemantle says of his decision to leave the company and move to New York City this past summer
The way you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. Establishing a productive and mindful morning routine can leave you feeling relaxed, grounded, and ready to take on the day ahead, no matter how busy. We asked five professional dancers to share what they like to do each morning […]
“Should I watch it to get a sense of what happened, or should I go with my own vision and understanding of the culture?” That’s what choreographer Camille A. Brown was wondering in June, when she started work on the Broadway revival of the Antilles-themed musical Once on This Island. The 1990 show, directed originally […]
“I don’t wanna go to dance!” As a kid, these were my famous words. When packing into the car for the interminable ride to the studio, I would kick and scream so much that I earned the nickname “The Hornet.” I am so glad my parents put up with my sting, because looking back, it […]