I have talked to many dancers about the benefits of taking a gap year. After all the President’s daughter is doing it. It can be really beneficial, especially if you are not sure how you want dance in your life…. Continue Reading →
Dancers are the ultimate “doers”. Amanda Taylor grew up dancing and majored in Musical Theatre at college. She has taken entrepreneurship to a whole new level, and brings dance to the masses. What started as an idea in her NY apartment now has over… Continue Reading →
Colleges, Conservatories and Studios do a great job of training artists, but often fall short when it comes to preparing students for real life. 2 new books came on my radar recently, both are written by accomplished artists/business people, who… Continue Reading →
The National Dance Education Organization has a wonderful program that honors dancers from high school through college. Read about the benefits to studios, school programs and dancers, in my latest blog on Dance Life.
The New York Museum of Modern Art will be presenting a new exhibit that brings the Degas ballerinas to lift through Misty Copeland. Read this Harpers Bazaar article and photo journal about the creation experience, and be sure to watch… Continue Reading →
Google know everything, and now Google shows us everything. Okay, this new Google feature isn’t really like seeing a live performance, art installation, hearing music or whatever, but you can’t be everywhere. Check out the latest from Google, posted in… Continue Reading →
If you are in NYC don’t miss this wonderful evening of dance, design and discussion at FIT with a choreographer Marilyn Klaus and her costume designer Catherine Zehr, as they dissect the creations for Ballet with a Twist.
I know shoes can be one of the most costly expenses for dancers, so I wondered if the costs have kept up with inflation. I started my research with a 1958 Taffy’s catalog. Read this if you want to know… Continue Reading →
College is an important part of your dance career, it can take you places you never dreamed of. Here is my article about going to college to dance posted on the Dance Life blog.
Color, fabrics, tutu lengths – how a designer revitalizes a classic. Here is a great article about the new costumes for the ABT Classic: Sleeping Beauty. Based on the original designs by Leon Baskt, this new version sounds like a visual feast.