Amanda Castro has been dancing for as long as she can remember. “I’m Puerto Rican, so it’s in my blood,” she says. By the time she was 4 years old, her mom was eager to put her innate talent to good use and enrolled her at Gloria Jean’s School of Dance in North Haven, Connecticut. […]
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Shifting Through Adaptability: A Conversation With Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Dance Teacher’s 2021 Award of Distinction Recipient
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar continues to shape an empowered generation of dancers, cultivating their unique “sound” while encouraging their involvement in civic engagement and organizing.
Hundreds of NYC-based dance artists, choreographers, teachers, administrators and advocates gathered at Gibney Dance Center for the Dance/NYC 2017 Symposium. The event’s lectures and panel discussions covered topics ranging from racial equity to making dance space affordable to improving accessibility for disabled audiences. Here are 3 takeaways from the day. Dance education for every child! […]
Last night’s Dance Magazine Awards honored five remarkable artists: flamenco dancer Soledad Barrio, National Ballet of Canada artistic director Karen Kain, American Ballet Theatre principal Marcelo Gomes, dance archivist David Vaughan and Urban Bush Women artistic director Jawole Willa Jo Zollar. Held at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, the awards ceremony consisted of heartfelt speeches by […]