An Ode to Dance Moms

For living in your cars amidst the smell of old dance shoes; For living room rehearsal sessions, going over movement cues; For tuition, for costumes, for fees you didn’t disclose; For venting about the life of a dancer and all of its many woes; You’ve been my cheering section, my toughest critic, too; And I…

More Women in Ballet Must Go From Pointe to Power

Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Jerome Robbins. What do all of these names have in common? They’re all ballet choreographers, and they’re all white males. It’s 2017, why is this still a thing?  I recently wrote an article in The Clyde Fitch Report for The Marbury Project examining the logistical, artistic and personal reasons for the…

Terpsichorean Heroes: FKA Twigs

I’ve been completely obsessed with FKA twigs’ Nike ad campaign since it came out in January (you can read a story I wrote about it for TheCelebrityCafe.com here).  It’s truly one of the most gorgeous commercials, concept videos, visual pieces of art I have seen in a long time and I was so excited that…

Dance World News (March 16, 2017)

Girl Power…The Cincinnatti Ballet is making strides towards gender parity by commissioning work from over 50 percent female choreographers for the Cincinnatti Ballet’s 2017-2018 season. Eight of the 15 choreographers are female and five (Kate Weare, Penny Saunders, Jennifer Archibald, Johanna Bernstein Wilt and Heather Britt), are debuting new works. Read more here. Who will…

Dance World News (Feb. 23, 2017)

Sad news as the Trump administration continues its plans to cut the NEA but every cloud–no matter how orange–has a silver lining!

Dance World News (Feb.11, 2017)

  We’ve got studies, shadowing, musicals games, YOU NAAAAME IT! Oh that’s dead already? Awkward…     Breaking down the science of dancing continues. Studies show that hips and leg movements can determine “dance attractiveness,” which can also determine relationship and friendship success. The New York Times recently shadowed New York City Ballet corps dancer…

Video of the Week: Andrew Winghart’s ‘Cry Me A River’ dance video

If only I could depict heartbreak in such a compelling, organized way. This video has been making its rounds on the internet this week. Dancer Andrew Winghart, who has also choreographed works to songs by Kanye West and Lorde, created this latest offering to Justin Timberlake’s 2002 song “Cry Me a River.” The video features…