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Latin dancer Roman Italyankin takes the dance floor by storm

Roman Italyankin

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Latin dancer, ballroom competitor, choreographer, teacher and Capezio Athlete Roman Italyankin has been ranked as one of the best Latin male dancers in the world. Last year, Italyankin was placed in the Top 10 …

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Nutrition for Little Ballerinas

Nutrition for Young Dancers

Feeding growing young women for success and good health By Emily C. Harrison MS, RD, LD of Dance Informa and As a nutritionist and former professional dancer, I am acutely aware of how food choices affect growth, cognitive functioning, …

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Stories from the Night Before Stars Capezio Athlete Abigail Simon

Stories from the Night BeforE, Maurice Brandon Curry

What happens when you bring together some of the best dance artists from the worlds of ballet, modern dance and musical theatre with a director-choreographer who has a penchant for making narrative dances? You get an event that Maurice Brandon …

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Velocity Dance Convention picking up speed

Velocity Dance Convention

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. In the midst of an exciting second season and 15-city tour, Velocity Dance Convention is picking up speed and quickly becoming a must-attend dance event. For Founders Eve Mason and Cory Jones, two dancers …

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Going Through Pointe Shoes

Michele Wiles

How many pairs does a professional dancer really wear each season? By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Between numerous classes, hours of rehearsals and full performance schedules, professional dancers sure do make a dent in their pointe shoe inventory. …

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My Child is Starting Ballet…What Do I Need?


By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. So you have signed up your child for ballet classes, and now you need to know what to buy. Shoes? Leotards? Tights? Tutus? Pointe shoes? Legwarmers? There are infinite products out there, so …

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Courtney Lavine’s Latest News

Courtney Lavine

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. Courtney Lavine, Capezio Athlete and Corps de Ballet dancer at American Ballet Theatre, shares her latest news with Dance Informa. What are you currently working on at ABT? “Right now we are rehearsing for …

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Capezio Athlete Sarah Hay talks about her starring role in new TV drama ‘Flesh and Bone’

Sarah Hay

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Over the past several years, dance has surely made its way into mainstream media. Even more recently, ballet, specifically, has found its own niche in pop culture with movies (Black Swan), fictional television …

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Parents’ Guide to Tap Shoes

Kids tap

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Is your child just beginning tap dance classes and you’re lost as to which shoes to buy? Here, Capezio Athlete and phenomenal professional tap artist Michelle Dorrance helps sort out what a young …

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Abigail Simon

Capezio athlete Abigail Simon

By Leah Gerstenlauer of Dance Informa. “Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.” - Jacques D’Amboise “We live only to dance. If living were not an essential prerequisite, we would abstain.” - Toni Bentley “Dancing is my obsession; my …

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