Tag: what my teacher taught me

Ballet Hispánico's Gabrielle Sprauve Shares the Impact Teachers of Color Had on Her Training

Ballet Hispánico dancer Gabrielle Sprauve understands firsthand the major impact teachers of color can have on a young black dancer’s career. Over the course of her training, she had two teachers in particular who left a lifelong impression on her dancing. Here, she shares some of her experiences. James R. Atkinson As a 12-year-old girl, […]

What Parsons Dancer Zoey Anderson Says College Did for Her Dance Career

The decision to go to college is often difficult for aspiring professional dancers to make, but for Zoey Anderson, attending Marymount Manhattan College made all the difference in achieving her goals. Aside from the great education that she says honed her technique and refined her artistry, Anderson was able to meet MMC Dance Department chair, […]

What My Teacher Taught Me: Meredith Fages

After joining Heidi Latsky Dance in 2007, Meredith Fages expanded her dynamic range as a performer under Latsky’s mentorship. “When we first started working together, she said to me, ‘Meredith, you have training coming out of your ears. I’m going to help you do something with it. I may not be able to make you […]

What My Teacher Taught Me: Sarah Daley

Before joining Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Sarah Daley learned how to find inspiration in everyday life from her mentor Watmora Casey. “I remember when I was getting ready to compete in Youth America Grand Prix in 2002, I was doing the Black Swan Variation. I wasn’t giving enough fire to portray the character, so […]

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