Gene Kelly changed the way dance was perceived on film and made his athletic style a staple of American dance. Learn about this legendary dancer, choreographer, and actor’s life and legacy in this brief biography.
From Ballet to Broadway, master classes to movie screens, Matt Mattox left his mark in every aspect of the dance world. In the process, he helped create vocabulary, customs and a style still found in many jazz classes and choreographic works today.
The man remembered as the “Godfather of American Jazz Dancing” could check numerous titles off his list of accomplishments, including dancer, choreographer, master teacher, company founder, author, and, ultimately, the person who led jazz to become a recognized and respected art form.
Think you know everything there is to know about Frank Hatchett? Think again. From dancer to teacher, choreographer to mentor, this jazz dance legend left an impact that will not be forgotten.
Rick Long has worked with artists Lisa Lisa, Daddy Yankee, Salt-N-Pepa, and more. Specializing in Dancehall, Jazz and Hip-Hop, he recently appeared in Step Up 3D and is a teacher. He answers 5 questions about his career in our Pro Dance Profile series.