Scott Shaw, Courtesy Gibney

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Gina Gibney

More than just a company or a studio space, Gibney Dance provides a hub for New York City's dance artists, offering a wide array of resources:

• choreographic mentorship

• performance series

• space grants and rentals

• open classes and training programs

• financial and digital technology advice

• leadership seminars

• town-hall–style gatherings

That's not to mention the Gibney Dance Company, whose members, in addition to performing, are enabled to start their own social justice–oriented initiatives under the Gibney umbrella.

Read the rest of Dance Magazine's list of the most influential people in dance today.

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AMDA students learn how to present their best selves on camera. Photo by Trae Patton, Courtesy AMDA

AMDA's 4 Tips for Acing Your Next Audition

Ah, audition day. The flurry of new choreography, the long lines of dancers, the wait for callbacks. It's an environment dancers know well, but it can also come with great stress. Learning how to be best prepared for the big day is often the key to staying calm and performing to your fullest potential (and then some).

This concept is the throughline of the curriculum at American Musical and Dramatic Academy, where dance students spend all four years honing their audition skills.

"You're always auditioning," says Santana Trujillo, AMDA's dance outreach manager and a graduate of its BFA program. On campus in Los Angeles and New York City, students have access to dozens of audition opportunities every semester.

For advice on how dancers can put their best foot forward at professional auditions, Dance Magazine recently spoke with Trujillo, as well as AMDA faculty members Michelle Elkin and Genevieve Carson. Catch the whole conversation below, and read on for highlights.

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July 2021