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New Upgrades for Capezio Pointe Shoes

Capezio pointe shoes

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa Capezio has introduced exciting new upgrades in the pointe shoe line designed for this generation of dancer. Alterations on the upper, sole and box of the shoes aim to improve fit, feel, functionality …

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Men on Pointe

Men on Pointe

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa Pointe shoes are not only for females. Today, there exist many all-male dance companies who perform on the tips of their toes. Their work is often comical, with exaggerated roles and costuming, but …

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Jared Grimes’ Latest News

Jared Grimes

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa You recently performed The Jared Grimes Feel, a 75-minute music and dance concert, at Drom in NYC. How was it received? “It was awesome. I had so much fun. My band is crazy. I’ve …

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Desmond Richardson’s Latest News

Desmond Richardson

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa Complexions Contemporary Ballet has just been performing in Moscow, Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg, Russia, and then Kiev, Ukraine. What’s next on your schedule? “I am going to Japan. We are working to set up …

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Michelle Dorrance’s Latest News

Michelle Dorrance

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa What are you working on right now? “Last year I received a Choreographic Fellowship from the Princess Grace Awards to set a new work on Chicago Human Rhythm Project’s BAM. I was given a …

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Dancing in LA vs NYC

Christopher K. Morgan

Dancers Talk about Working Professionally in Both Cities  By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa When considering the nation’s top dance metropolises, two cities seem to have the strongest pull for aspiring and working dancers: Los Angeles and New York City. …

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The Dangers of Dancing Barefoot

dancing barefoot

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. Dancing barefoot can be a wonderful sensation for a dancer, enabling one to feel more connected to the floor as well as show off articulation that can sometimes be masked by shoes. However, dancing …

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Ballet’s Beginnings in America

Ballet history

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. By the time ballet was truly introduced on American soil, the art form had already undergone various changes, deviations and evolutions. Ballet, which had been evolving since its 15th and 16th century beginnings in …

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Tailoring Class for Adult Dancers

Dance class for adults

By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa Adult dancers attend an open class for a variety of reasons. Nearly all come because there is something about the atmosphere and physical work accomplished during dance class that cannot be replaced by …

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Audition Advice from the Pros

Joshua Bergasse

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa Auditions can be nerve wracking: a ton of capable dancers in one room, several sets of watching eyes, lots of tension and that awful pit-in-the-stomach feeling before "the cut". If a dancer wants …

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