From director shifts and beyond, here are the major dance educator moves you should know about from summer 2023.
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Noelani Pantastico on Becoming CPYB’s Newest Artistic Director—and Making Students’ Dreams a Reality
It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since Noelani Pantastico joined the faculty of her alma mater, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet. The beloved dancer had officially hung up her pointe shoes only a few months prior, capping off an incredible 25-year career onstage with Pacific Northwest Ballet and Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. Now, […]
A host of leadership changes has rolled across the dance world over the past several months, including in the dance education sphere. From director shifts to new executive directors and beyond, here are the major educator moves you should know about from winter 2021–22.
Darla Hoover was at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet’s studios running a rehearsal in 2014 with director Marcia Dale Weary. Hoover had just returned the day before from staging a ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia. Jet-lagged, she mixed up her words when giving a correction. Weary took Hoover’s hand and gently said, “Honey, you work too […]
Gonzalo Garcia in George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments Manhattan’s Ballet Academy East announces its newest faculty appointment in the pre-professional division: Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet principal. The school’s pre-professional division, where Garcia will teach partnering, technique and men’s classes, is directed by Darla Hoover with a curriculum based on the teachings of Marcia […]