Tag: gregory hines

Gregory Hines: America’s Ambassador of Tap

Gregory Oliver Hines (1946–2003) spent his boyhood days at Harlem’s Apollo Theater with his brother Maurice, watching tap dancers like Chuck Green, Charles “Honi” Coles, Teddy Hale, The Nicholas Brothers, and Howard “Sandman” Sims. Between performances, the hoofers would gather in the dimly lit, costume-cluttered basement to jam on the worn-in rehearsal floor. It was […]

History Quiz: Gregory Hines

Read up on Gregory Hines here, then test your students’ knowledge with this quiz! 1. As young children, Gregory Hines and his brother Maurice were a professional act called what? A) The Hines Kids B) Hines Times Two C) Hines+Hines 2. Who was Gregory Hines’ first teacher? 3. As a young kid, where did Hines […]

How Well Do You Know Baryshnikov, Ballet's Renaissance Man? Test Your Knowledge!

Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov is one of the greatest male ballet dancers of all time, ranked with Vaslav Nijinsky and Rudolf Nureyev. Hailed for his performances with American Ballet Theatre in the 1970s and ’80s, Baryshnikov has had a wide-ranging career, spanning the realms of choreography, performance, direction, film, television and theater. After training at the […]