Tag: samantha figgins

Dancing While Deaf: What It's Like to Move to Music You Can't Hear

Paul Taylor rather famously never allowed mirrors in his studio, believing they fostered bad habits. But spend a few hours in the studio with Deaf and hard of hearing dancers, and you’ll never look at your reflection in the same way again. “Some dancers use mirrors just for vanity,” says Lexine Brooks, a Deaf dancer […]

10 Minutes With Samantha Figgins

On her first season with Ailey, from life on tour to tackling new rep     Photo by Erin Baiano for Dance Spirit.   Samantha Figgins recently made a big career leap. She left behind Complexions Contemporary Ballet—and set aside her pointe shoes—to become one of a handful of dancers at Alvin Ailey American Dance […]