| Mar 29, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Off stage, Dana Jacobson stands a stunning 5 feet 9 inches tall, with arms and legs that go on forever. When she dances, she stretches her arabesques and lengthens her high-flying leaps to look even taller, at least 7 feet from the tips of her toes to the...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Dance companies see winter coming long before the rest of us. Many of their performance dates have been booked since May, and their season brochures have long since gone to the printers for distribution to potential subscribers.
The Washington Ballet was...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:36 PM
The Sugarplum Fairy remains the most challenging role in "The Nutcracker" ballet. A ballerina must be secure in her classical technique and mature in her dramatic skills to excel in this role. She also must be a smart leader on stage as she endeavors to...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 9:19 AM
Someone once said that ballet and modern dance would merge when a contemporary dancer donned toe shoes and ballerinas went barefoot. Well, that did happen in an Alvin Ailey piece years ago, and it was evident again last week in the dance kickoff of...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 11:46 AM
In mid-December, we caught Columbia's Alicia Graf in a premiere program presented by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Seeing her back performing with Ailey as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebrations was definitely a...
| May 28, 2012
| 8:00 AM
To purchase a copy of the book:
I Was A Dancer
In this rich, expansive, spirited memoir, Jacques d'Amboise, one of America's most celebrated classical dancers, and former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for more than...
| May 11, 2012
| 7:31 AM
This summer will not be a time for fun in the sun for everyone.
Nine dancers in the Crooked Tree Arts Center's pre-professional ballet program will be spending their summer dancing, dancing and more dancing. Years of hard work has paid off in their...
| Apr 26, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Nine dancers from the Crooked Tree Arts Center's pre-professional ballet program have been accepted into nationally renowned summer dance programs across the country.
"Our dancers are excelling nationally year after year," said instructor Heather Raue....
| Sep 9, 2011
| 4:32 PM
The 14th season of Florida State University’s popular festival of the performing arts, Seven Days of opening Nights, boasts a diverse lineup and an array of educational opportunities for university-level and K-12 students. Running from Feb. 9-20,...
| May 14, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Victoria Looseleaf talks with former ballet dancer Jacques d'Amboise about his book, "I Was A Dancer"...
| Jul 6, 2010
| 4:33 PM
âI didnât want to be a ballet dancer. My motivation was the musicals,â says Arthur Mitchell, one of the 20th-centuryâs noblest classical dancers, who grew up in New York City in the 1940s enamored of Broadway. âVaudeville was incredible. The.......
| Feb 25, 2010
| 9:32 PM
After deliberating for hours on healthcare in Thursday's summit, President Obama turned to the arts, entertainment, literature and scholarship, conferring the National Medal of Arts -- the nation's highest award in the field -- on 12 recipients and the...