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Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Andrew is a lifelong traveler and cook. Born into a military family, he became used to moving frequently and having to learn new things. He enjoys the rich variety of life. After a first career as a dancer with the Hartford Ballet and Ohio Ballet companies, Andrew did his undergraduate degree at the University of Akron and then went to Kent State for graduate school. All along the way he has been a cook in restaurants from New Orleans to New York City. Andrew also collaborates with his writing partner, Vikas Khanna, on cookbooks in addition to the Holy Kitchens film series. Andrew is the writer of Flavors First, recently published by Lake Isle Press.
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BWW Reviews: San Francisco Ballet's From Foreign Lands - Symphonic Dances - Suite en BlancBWW Reviews: San Francisco Ballet's From Foreign Lands - Symphonic Dances - Suite en Blanc
October 25, 2013

San Francisco Ballet's mixed rep program showed off its strong dancers from top to bottom featuring the star power of resident prima ballerina, Maria Kotchetkova.
BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Black and White ProgramBWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Black and White Program
September 30, 2013

NYC Ballet's Black and White program offers rich rewards for dedicated dancegoers. The company is in great form, so much so that it's too much for the eye to take in.
The Young Dancemakers Company at Symphony SpaceThe Young Dancemakers Company at Symphony Space
August 12, 2013

The Young Dancemakers Company, led by Bessie Award winner Alice Teirstein, creates and performs original works of choreography in a one of a kind program for NYC high school students.
BWW Reviews: NYCB Art Series Takes Off with Les Ballets FAILEBWW Reviews: NYCB Art Series Takes Off with Les Ballets FAILE
May 29, 2013

New York City Ballet's Art Series is off to a great start thanks to the fun and provocative work of Faile, an art duo based in Brooklyn. NYCB is once again asserting its place as a leading Arts organization thanks to the forward thinking leadership of Peter Martins.
Jump on the DanceWagon: Four Emerging Women ChoreographersJump on the DanceWagon: Four Emerging Women Choreographers
April 24, 2013

The second annual Jump on the DanceWagon Festival features four emerging women choreographers showing their work at the Ailey Citigroup Theater this weekend, April 26, 27 and 28.
BWW Reviews: Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce TheaterBWW Reviews: Ballet Hispanico at the Joyce Theater
April 18, 2013

Overall the experience of Ballet Hispanico is a real pleasure. There are many fine dancers here beyond those already mentioned. This is strong dancing with high energy and top level technique.
BWW Reviews: The Joyce Theater Foundation Spring GalaBWW Reviews: The Joyce Theater Foundation Spring Gala
April 12, 2013

Gala occasions for dance companies are usually about packing in as many stars as possible who then oblige the audience by showing off with excessive pyrotechnics. The Joyce Foundation Spring Gala, honoring Paige Royer and Kerry Clayton as well as Michele and Steven Pesner, bucked the trend by having four different repertory pieces performed by a highly diverse group of dancers assembled from across the dance world.
BWW Reviews: Metáfora: Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía at City CenterBWW Reviews: Metáfora: Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía at City Center
March 11, 2013

Ruben Olmo presented his first work as head of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia and showed why he is one of the most original and creative minds in any genre of dance today.
BWW Reviews: NYCB: Ana Sophia Scheller Shines as Aurora in SLEEPING BEAUTY DebutBWW Reviews: NYCB: Ana Sophia Scheller Shines as Aurora in SLEEPING BEAUTY Debut
February 22, 2013

As New York City Ballet's winter season winds down in its final week there is still plenty of news being made. Ana Sophia Scheller's debut in the role of Princess Aurora was a resounding success while Savannah Lowery sparkled as the Lilac Fairy.
BWW Reviews: Pacific Northwest Ballet's ROMEO ET JULIETTEBWW Reviews: Pacific Northwest Ballet's ROMEO ET JULIETTE
February 19, 2013

Jean-Christophe Maillot's Romeo et Juliette, presented by Peter Boal's dynamic Pacific Northwest Ballet at City Center, is a cinematic ballet that is mostly faithful to the original and yet original in its own right.
BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet - Martins, Robbins and BalanchineBWW Reviews: New York City Ballet - Martins, Robbins and Balanchine
February 7, 2013

Another exciting NYC Ballet performance with standout appearances by Ashley Bouder, Georgina Pazcoguin, Tiler Peck and Brittany Pollack.
BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet: Jumping for JoyBWW Reviews: New York City Ballet: Jumping for Joy
January 28, 2013

The final presentation of the all Tchaikovsky/Balanchine programs featured the revelatory performance of Ashley Bouder.
BWW Interviews: David Shimotakahara Brings GroundWorks DanceTheater to NYCBWW Interviews: David Shimotakahara Brings GroundWorks DanceTheater to NYC
January 20, 2013

Cleveland-based GroundWorks DanceTheater, under the direction of David Shimotakahara, makes its first appearance at 2013 APAP showcase in New York City. This is a great dance company that is all about creating and performing new works.