dancers performing in a theater with a packed audience watching from their seats

Dance Companies and Real Estate Developers Partner on New Spaces

Finding space to dance is a perpetual, nearly universal challenge for dance companies and schools. But a flurry of recent creative partnerships with real estate developers has resulted in opulent new facilities for a handful of organizations around the country.
At first glance, the trend seems too good to be true. Thousands of new or renovated square feet, at a price a nonprofit dance organization can afford?

a female dancer holding a candle while performing and arabesque and being supported by a male dancer while on stage

Lauren Lovette on Her Career Pivot From Dancer to Dancemaker

In 2019, Lauren Lovette seemed to have it all—she was a star principal at New York City Ballet and was Vail Dance Festival’s artist in residence. But inside, she was ill at ease. “I never really enjoyed performing,” says Lovette, now 32. Intrigued by choreography, she had created her first piece, For Clara, three years earlier for NYCB’s 2016 Fall Fashion Gala.

male dancer on stage

Eight Pros on Landing Their Dream Role

Every dancer has a dream role. For some, it’s one character they’ve dreamed of dancing, often from a young age. For others, it extends beyond the stage—a dream role can be less about portraying a specific part or dancing in a particular show and more about finding a career path that feels perfectly suited to them.

Devon Louis, a shirtless Black man wearing pink-toned leggings, lifts Eran Bugge, a light-skinned, white woman who is barefoot and wearing tights and a pink ombré leotard. Louis' right arm is shaped into a low half circle. Bugge's legs are bent in front and back attitude. The dancers are gazing into each other's eyes.

Moving Into the Future: A New Era Dawns at Paul Taylor Dance Company

The past several years have brought momentous change to the Paul Taylor Dance Company: a new director, a wave of new hires, a pandemic, the naming of a choreographer in residence, all since 2018. It seems that the company has emerged from the pandemic with a new sense of mission, though with its core of fundamental values intact.

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