A standout for his ability to quickly absorb choreography and for his versatility, Billy was hired on the spot during a master class by choreographer Paul Becker for appearances as a dancer in ABC’s Once Upon A Time TV series. Billy has also appeared in major dance scenes for both film and television, working with well-known choreographers such as Kenny Ortega and Jamal Sims…
Luke relates that, in the world of music, there’s a saying that “conducting a ballet is like conducting a concerto” — except that the you can’t see the soloist.
But though an orchestra and dancers share in the art of music, Luke cautions that terms such as “counts” and “tempo” can have different connotations to dancers and musicians.
by Luis Eduardo Gonzalez Swan Lake is one of the most loved and mesmerizing classical ballets of all time. The ballet was composed in 1875 and was Tchaikovsky’s first. It debuted in 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre and was revamped in 1895, by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov in St Petersburg. Over 100 years later […]
Dance for Life conducts an annual photo shoot with Chicago dancers to develop imagery for our marketing and promotional material…I contacted Todd about working with Dance for Life in 2018. He said, “yes,” and suggested a collaborative concept he had in mind with painter Alice Klock. His photographs would be painted upon by Alice…the resulting images are magical.
We love a good dance conference, and we recently heard about this new offering for dance studio owners and teachers that takes place in Chicago in August. Energize provides a space for these professionals to gather, network, get the jump on costumes, and take advantage of a variety of different seminars designed to help them […]