With her sweeping mobility, earthy passion and soaring lines, Ballet Hispánico's Shelby Colona illuminates the stage. Performing the featured role in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's Linea Recta last season, Colona was so captivating in the flamenco-inspired piece that she earned a standing ovation before the dancing had even ended.
Company: Ballet Hispánico Age: 24 Hometown: Houston, Texas Training: Rowland/Ballard School (Kingwood, Texas), Kingwood Youth Ballet, Kingwood Jazz & Company, High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Houston, Texas), The Ailey School certificate program
In Broadway's CATS, Giuseppe Bausilio exploded across the stage as the wild and rascally Carbucketty. With fiery exuberance, he transformed steps into drama, songs into lullabies, dosing out magic with his sheer joy of performing. He recently left his cat suit behind to join his fifth Broadway show, Hello, Dolly! Though he's only 19, he makes dreams like "originating a leading role on Broadway" sound possible.
An international dance festival honors his company's past and looks to the future.
“Do not bother to walk on stage unless you have the power to dominate it, and make it yours entirely," wrote José Limón in An Unfinished Memoir. That's exactly what a group of dancers plans on doing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of his legendary Limón Dance Company during the José Limón International Dance Festival, October 13–25 at The Joyce Theater in New York.