Out with the old, in with the new… a wave of new Nutcracker ballets hit holiday stages this season.
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25 years before Misty Copeland became ABT’s first African-American principal ballet dancer, Lauren Anderson was the first “brown girl” to be made principal at Houston Ballet. In a special Houston event, the pair came together to answer questions about their lives as dancers and the challenges of being black ballerinas in a still, traditionally white art form.
A few years ago, I dreamed up a social media initiative called Why Dance Matters. It wasn’t the first time the question had been asked or answered in one way or another but, with the help of a handy hashtag (#whydancematters), I hosted a “virtual event” and the concept caught on. Soon people were sharing […]
YA novels about young dance hopefuls are pretty easy to come by. Thrillers about young dance hopefuls… not so much. That’s what makes dancergirl by Carol M. Tanzman a unique find for dancers who love to read, or readers who like to dance, or just readers! What’s it about? Check out this teaser… “Ever feel […]
The love affair a ballerina has with her pointe shoes is torrid but beautiful. Find out which pointe shoe is a match made in heaven for four Houston Ballet dancers, and how each breaks in her shoes.
Dance Advantage and company attended the 16th Annual National Dance Education Organization Conference. Here is our recap of the event.