Tag: 2022 dance teacher awards

Kay Mazzo, Dance Teacher’s 2022 Awardee of Distinction, on Preserving Balanchine’s Legacy

Kay Mazzo has been a symbol of strength and grace in the ballet world since she made her debut with Jerome Robbins’ Ballets USA, while a teenager, in Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun. George Balanchine hired Mazzo into New York City Ballet shortly thereafter. Her extreme delicacy, musicality and sense of style inspired Balanchine to […]

Dance Teacher Award Honoree Kristine Elliott Uses Ballet to Promote Diversity and Social Change

“Ballet has opened doors for me all of my life, serendipitously perhaps,” says San Francisco–based ballet teacher Kristine Elliott. As she speaks by phone, Elliott is preparing for the arrival of three boys from South Africa who will be participating in a summer intensive with Alonzo King LINES Ballet, an opportunity she is coordinating through […]

Hear From Francesca Harper, Artistic Director of Ailey II, at the 2022 Dance Teacher Awards!

Join us for an inspiring conversation with Francesca Harper, the artistic director of Ailey II, at the 2022 Dance Teacher Awards! In this intimate hour-long conversation, Harper talks about the legacy that shaped her as a young artist while her mother and mentor, Denise Jefferson, was director at The Ailey School—and shares how she has […]

Save the Date for the 2022 Dance Teacher Awards!

The much-loved and highly-anticipated 2022 Dance Teacher Awards are taking place at an in-person ceremony on Thursday, August 18, at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in NYC—and you are invited to join us! After reviewing hundreds of nominations, the DT Awards selection committee has chosen to honor eight extraordinary dance educators: Awardees of […]