Ashley Tuttle was only 16 when she joined American Ballet Theatre at the invitation of Mikhail Baryshnikov. She danced with ABT for 17 seasons and made the rank of principal. In addition, she was a member of the Twyla Tharp Dance Company. Now, she continues to perform and teach in New York City. Here, she […]
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Your browser does not support the video tag. Ahtoy WonPat-Borja and Daniel Enskat are the founders of the dance empire Baila Society. In this video, they explain the contra-body motion for the salsa basic.
Your browser does not support the video tag. Alberto Del Saz was a member of the Nikolais/Louis company until it closed in 1999. Now, he co-directs the Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance and collaborates with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. He’s also a professor of dance at Marymount Manhattan College and Hunter College. Here, Del Saz […]
Your browser does not support the video tag. Jared Grimes is an unstoppable force in the entertainment industry. The quadruple threat can currently be seen in the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular, and when he isn’t performing, he’s sharing his contagious energy with his tap students at Broadway Dance Center. Here, he teaches a rhythmic […]
Your browser does not support the video tag. Blossom Leilani Crawford is a Pilates historian and disciple of first-generation Pilates student Kathleen Stanford Grant. Here, she demonstrates some of Kathy Grant’s “Cat” exercises, a series of quadruped exercises aimed at helping hypermobile dancers develop strength and stability.
Your browser does not support the video tag. Heather Rigg is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center, where she leads sassy commercial jazz classes. Her performance career includes the Britney Spears “Oops!…I Did It Again” tour and other major 90s acts like *NSYNC, but Rigg, who assisted Frank Hatchett and Joe Tremaine, has always wanted […]
Your browser does not support the video tag. Nancy Bielski’s advanced intermediate professional class at Steps on Broadway is a favorite for many professional dancers. She even teaches company class at ABT on Saturdays. Here, she offers advice on mastering the tricky grand rond de jambe with a promenade in the center.
Martha Chapman, a former dancer with the New York City Opera Ballet, understands the importance of proper alignment for each individual’s body. In her Advanced Beginner Ballet class at Steps on Broadway, she emphasizes making ballet fit every body. Here, she teaches an attitude exercise at the barre. Your browser does not […]
Derek Mitchell is on street jazz and contemporary faculty at Broadway Dance Center, where he grew up training under legends Frank Hatchett and Sheila Barker. Here, he teaches a street jazz pivot turn combination focusing on the importance of foot placement and spinal movement. Your […]