“The more I danced here, the more I really got into the style, the classes and the magic of the opera house,” she says. “Everyone was adjusting to so much change with the pandemic that it empowered me to go for it.”
Growing up in Hawaii, Babatunji Johnson started his dance training in an unconventional way: by watching YouTube tutorials. Seeing Alonzo King LINES Ballet perform on tour inspired him to make dance his career.
“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
India Bradley started dancing as a young girl, tagging along whenever her mother, a former dancer with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, taught classes. But the Michigan native has always followed her own path, and Bradley ultimately decided to focus on ballet instead of modern.
Nanci Anderson’s decades-long career spans television, film and world tours with just about every major pop star of the early 2000s, from Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears to Justin Timberlake.
Meet Cira Robinson, who trained under Arthur Mitchell at Dance Theatre of Harlem and joined London’s Ballet Black in 2008.
Get to know Daphne Fernberger, a dancer with L.A. Dance Project, filmmaker, choreographer and meditation devotee.