As we head into August, here are seven outdoor festivals, series and shows bringing summer to a close with a bang. American Ballet Theatre’s Calvin Royal III Erin Baiano, Courtesy Vail Dance Festival VIPs in the Valley VAIL, CO Vail Dance Festival returns, headlined by a comfortingly familiar cast of characters. As the festival’s artist […]
Collage Dance Collective’s $11 million capital campaign was already underway when COVID-19 started peaking in the U.S. The Memphis-based dance conservatory and company—the largest Black-owned ballet company in the South—opted to stay the course and continue building a brand-new dance center, which opened for limited in-person classes last October. Collage is not alone in forging […]
My first dance photo shoot was an epic fail. The photographer was professional and we had a great working relationship, but I made the rookie mistake of failing to thoroughly prepare. I didn’t understand the purpose of the photos and how they should serve my career, so I ended up with images that were beautiful […]
Growing up in ballet classes, Visceral Dance Chicago’s Paige Fraser realized that she would have to work hard to improve her feet. “I didn’t have the facility that a lot of dancers are born with,” says Fraser, one of our 2017 25 to Watch. “I had to learn how to make it work for me.” […]
Paige Fraser of Visceral Dance Chicago has an edgy, colorful look that blends solids with patterns. Visceral Dance Chicago’s Tom Mattingly has layers of grey to make a statement at barre and in center.
Leriche in Kyle Abraham’s Counterpoint. Photo by Todd Rosenberg, Courtesy HSDC. Emilie Leriche Both delicate and strong, Emilie Leriche can move with the softness of a cool puff of air or strike a pose worthy of the mythic huntress Diana. She crystallizes moments in time with the magic of a born performer. And she’s whip-smart—as […]