Tag: Caridad Martinez

A Recap of the 2023 Dance Teacher Awards: An Enlightening Evening

Enlightened. That’s just one way to describe what it felt like to be among some of the best and brightest in the dance education community at the 2023 Dance Teacher Awards. On Thursday, August 10, at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in New York City, five extraordinary dance educators—Ana Marie Forsythe (Awardee of […]

Letter From the Editor: Come Cheer On Your Fellow Dance Educators

Dear DT+ Community, We all have a special place in our hearts for the dance teacher who opened our eyes to the joy of dance and inspired us to become educators ourselves. Here at Dance Teacher, we’ve made it our mission to give these role models the recognition they deserve by celebrating them at our […]

2023 Dance Teacher Award Honoree Caridad Martinez Works From the Heart, and So Do Her Students

The 2023 Dance Teacher Awards will take place on Thursday, August 10 at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture in New York City, and you’re invited! Click here to buy tickets. Caridad Martinez is in high demand.  Currently, the Cuban ballet legend holds faculty positions at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School and The […]

Announcing the Winners of the 2023 Dance Teacher Awards!

The Dance Teacher Awards provide an integral opportunity to recognize dance educators making a mark in their communities. Over the past 20 years, the long list of awardees has grown to include luminaries ranging from Judith Jamison to Stephanie and Bo Spassoff to Earl Mosley to Katherine Dunham. This year, we’re excited to add five […]

Caridad Martinez Teaches Grand Rond de Jambe en l’Air

When it comes to teaching a grand rond de jambe en l’air, New York City–based master teacher Caridad Martinez infuses equal parts technique and elegance for this tricky one-legged yet full-bodied phenomenon. Typically included in an intermediate/advanced barre series or in a center floor adagio combination, the rond de jambe en l’air requires precision and […]