Dance

‘The Doors Didn’t Open Easily’ on Her Path to ‘Cinderella’

Ensemble roles in Broadway shows (“Miss Saigon,” “Guys and Dolls,” “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”) followed, and…

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‘The Nutcracker’ Returns, With New Rules for Children

“Our ultimate goal, of course, is to try and get everyone — both students onstage and audiences in the theater…

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Moving Over: A Powerhouse of Black Dance Is Retiring (Mostly)

Are they Black? No. White. I had to school them. Does Kim run the school also? Well, the school is…

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New York City Ballet Taps Diana Taylor to Lead Its Board

Appointing a new leader to guide the company through its much-awaited reopening, the New York City Ballet voted to approve…

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Ailey II Names a New Artistic Director

Ailey II, the second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, has a new artistic director, Francesca Harper, the company…

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They Finally Get to Dance on Broadway

No one but her puppy, Alfie, was with Ayla Ciccone-Burton when she heard the good news from her agent. “I…

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At Rockaway, Dancing for the Sea, the Sky, the Sand and the Birds

“The beach is a moody place, you know?” the choreographer Moriah Evans said. Rockaway Beach, stretched under a sky of…

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Sequins and Soul-Searching in the Competitive Dance World

One of the only people of color in an industry leadership role is Sonia James Pennington, a founder of the…

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Baryshnikov Arts Center to Continue Online Programming This Fall

Baryshnikov Arts Center will hold another free online season before welcoming audiences back to its theaters in spring. Mikhail Baryshnikov,…

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Oklahoma’s Gift to Ballet: The Five Moons Ballerinas

Balanchine, who adored America, loved her Osage heritage, she wrote in her 1997 autobiography. But strained cultural characterizations prevailed in…

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