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Office Hours with Martha Graham School’s Ashley Brown

When Ashley Brown was a sophomore at Spelman College, she was asked to substitute-teach a ballet class for children. The rest, as they say, is history. Brown ended up taking over the ballet class long-term, as well as teaching jazz and creative movement. She also became assistant director of the school’s Children’s Drama and Dance Performance Theater. “I really fell in […]

2023 Dance Teacher Award Honoree Irene Dowd Has Transformed How Dancers Learn Anatomy

Irene Dowd brings the teaching of anatomy to dancers into motion. As a teacher of functional and kinesthetic anatomy and neuromuscular reeducation, perhaps most notably as a member of The Juilliard School’s dance faculty for 28 years, and the author of the seminal Taking Root to Fly: Articles on Functional Anatomy, she has influenced generations of dance professionals.