Ryan Heffington: Hollywood's Delightfully Absurd Dancemaker

On paper, the finale of last year’s Netflix series “The OA” looks absurd: Choreography as a pivotal plot device for a cerebral sci-fi show? Please. “It could be truly amazing, or the worst part of the series,” admits Ryan Heffington, the man behind the moves, which were introduced over eight surreal episodes. But the climax […]

We're Dying to See What This New Ryan Heffington/Spike Jonze Collab Will Look Like

Whether he’s choreographing bizarre music videos for Sia, an immersive dance show on the High Line or soundtrack-synchronized moves for the summer blockbuster Baby Driver, Ryan Heffington‘s dances keep popping up in unexpected places. His latest project? Choreographing a “dance story” for Opening Ceremony during New York Fashion Week. If you’re wondering what a “dance […]

Vote for Our 2017 Readers' Choice Awards

It’s time! You submitted your nominations for the most memorable dance you saw this year. We narrowed down our favorites, and now it’s up to you to decide what will make it into our December issue. Voting will be open until September 25th. Only one submission per person will be counted. Loading…

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Ryan Heffington

Patron saint of queer quirk and founder of Los Angeles studio The Sweat Spot, Ryan Heffington first made headlines three years ago as the choreographer of “Chandelier,” a music video for Sia starring Maddie Ziegler with a combined view count of more than 1.5 billion. Last year, Heffington both broadened his range and reinforced his […]

The Most Influential People in Dance Today

For Dance Magazine‘s 90th anniversary issue, we wanted to celebrate the movers, shakers and changemakers who are having the biggest impact on our field right now. There were so many to choose from! But with the help of dozens of writers, artists and administrators working in dance, the Dance Magazine staff whittled the list down […]

3 NYC Dance Events You Ought to Know

Amidst the plethora of dance events happening in New York City this month, here are three that caught our eye. Ballerina Cross-Fade at ABT Diana Vishneva and Marcelo Gomes in Cranko’s Onegin. Photo by Gene Schiavone, Courtesy ABT. The role of Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin will be more emotional than ever for audiences at […]

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