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iLuminate: Dance artists lighting up the stage

iLuminate Artists of Light

By Chelsea Thomas and Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. The wildly popular and successful iLuminate has in many ways become a pioneer in the dance and entertainment world. Before the group’s innovative designs came along many entertainers’ relationship to their …

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What’s the Point of Pointe?

Capezio pointe shoes

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. Blisters, stress fractures, taping, padding…these are some of the perks that come with being a professional ballet dancer who dances en pointe for a living. For years and years, ballerinas have endured countless hours …

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Real Life Pas De Deux

Chauncey Parsons and Makino Hayashi

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Chauncey Parsons and Makino Hayashi share their real love story. By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Chauncey Parsons and Makino Hayashi first met when they both joined Colorado Ballet in 2002. The two started dating the next …

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Ballet and fashion’s historic relationship

National Gallery of Victoria Exhibit Ballet and Fashion exhibit

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Since the very beginning of ballet, the dance form has both inspired and been inspired by high fashion. Taking a quick look into dance history shows a constant interaction between the ballet world and …

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Capezio A.C.E. Awards 2013

Erica Sobol Capezio ACE Awards

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. The 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards, held at Dance Teacher Summit NYC on August 6, were once again an exciting display of young choreographic talent from across America. During the same week the Capezio A.C.E. …

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Real Life Pas De Deux

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancers Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette in Peter Quanz’ 'Jupiter Symphony'. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette share their real love story By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette first met when they were teenagers dancing in a summer program at the Rock School for Dance …

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Where Are They Now?

Cynthia Harvey

Some of the industry's best give the scoop on their latest dance and non-dance endeavors. By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. They’ve graced the stages of some of the most reputable theaters around the world, their faces are recognizable from …

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Why Warm Up and Cool Down?

Sydney Dance Company. Photo Peter Greig

By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. Warm-up, stretch, strengthen, cool down and repeat – these are all necessary components of a dancer’s day. The objective is to maximize the impact of these specialized tasks, control the body’s response to …

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Starpower International Talent Competition

Starpower

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Starpower is entering its 27th season this year with events scheduled in 62 cities across the US, Canada and England. As a dance teacher, studio owner and father of a dancing daughter, Starpower founder …

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Sabra Johnson’s Latest News

Sabra Johnson

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Where are you dancing right now? I am in Germany. I’m on my second contract here with Tanztheater Darmstadt in Darmstadt, just outside of Frankfurt. This is my second year, and I finish here …

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