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30 Over 30: Dance Pros Who Prove Success Can Happen at Any Age

Maybe even more than most industries, the dance field is obsessed with youth. We fawn over prodigies, we love to predict the next big thing. Yes, Dance Magazine itself is 100 percent guilty of this, with features like “25 to Watch” and On the Rise. But just because a performing career can be short doesn’t […]

Catching Up With 2020 Tony-Nominated Choreographer Sonya Tayeh

It’s been five months since the 2020 Tony Award nominations were announced—and while there’s still no set date for the awards ceremony, voting officially began March 1. This week, Dance Magazine is catching up with each of this year’s three nominees for Best Choreography. Here, Sonya Tayeh (who, with Sing Street, had been set to […]

Why Choreographer Jenn Freeman Makes a Point to Spend Time Outdoors

Jenn Freeman makes combining the worlds of contemporary and commercial look easy. Having danced in works by Sonya Tayeh, Mia Michaels and Kyle Abraham, Freeman has also appeared on the MTV Video Music Awards, performed as part of The Rolling Stones’ 50th-anniversary tour, and helped with the development of productions for the likes of Florence […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in May and June 2020

Here are the latest promotions and appointments, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last two months. Comings & Goings Ma Cong has been named associate artistic director at Richmond Ballet. He will serve in an adjunct capacity before joining full-time in 2022. New Zealand Dance Company has appointed Victoria Colombus and James O’Hara co-artistic […]

Sonya Tayeh Is Done Proving Herself, But Never Done Growing

When Sonya Tayeh saw Moulin Rouge! for the first time, on opening night at a movie theater in Detroit, she remembers not only being inspired by the story, but noticing the way it was filmed. “What struck me the most was the pace, and the erratic feeling it had,” she says. The camera’s quick shifts […]

Why Sonya Tayeh Leapt at the Chance to Choreograph Rent Live

When the live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar won NBC a ratings bonanza and a slew of Emmys last year, it was a good bet more rock operas would follow. Now Fox has lined up Broadway’s Michael Greif to direct Brandon Victor Dixon, Vanessa Hudgens and Keala Settle (among others) in a live telecast of […]

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