Tag: connor walsh

Salwa Rizkalla on How Hard Work Can Inspire the Next Generation

Salwa Rizkalla’s dance training began at 11 years old in Cairo, Egypt, where she trained in the Vaganova method at the Higher Institute of Ballet. “At the time, Russia and Egypt had a cultural-exchange program in which they sent instructors who were internationally recognized to work with us,” she says. For nine years, Rizkalla attended […]

Four Outstanding DT Award Winners You Should Know About

Four incredible educators: Joanne Chapman, Claudio Muñoz, Pamela VanGilder and Kathleen Isaac foster their students’ love of dance, whether instilling artistry, offering rigorous training or giving special needs students an outlet through movement. Joanne Chapman Keeping it all in the family in Ontario If you’d told the teenaged Joanne Chapman that her future lay in […]

What My Teacher Taught Me: Connor Walsh

Walsh in Manon with Amy Fote Before entering the ranks of Houston Ballet, principal Connor Walsh trained for three years with Houston Ballet academy instructor Claudio Muñoz. In his partnering class, Walsh learned to prioritize emotional connection. “His combinations in partnering class were like choreographic workshops. We were challenged to express and interact with our partners right […]