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BWW Interview: Talking and Tilting with the Talented Tate McRae BWW Interview: Talking and Tilting with the Talented Tate McRae
by Gianluca Russo - February 07, 2017

With the announcement that Fox's So You Think You Can Dance will be returning this summer, this time reverting back to contestants ages 18-30, we decided to look back on this past season's incredibly talented kids. From hip hop to jazz to contemporary, season 13 of SYTYCD certainly did not disappoin... (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel Harder BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Daniel Harder
by Elliot Lanes - February 06, 2017

Today's subject is living his theatre life as a company member of one of the most prestigious dance companies in the country. Daniel Harder is currently on tour with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. The company will be performing at The Kennedy Center starting tomorrow evening (Feb 7th) throu... (more...)
BWW Interview: Hamish Scott, Bronze Medallist at the GENEE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION BWW Interview: Hamish Scott, Bronze Medallist at the GENEE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION
by Emma Cann - December 29, 2016

Following the recent Royal Academy of Dance's Genée International Ballet Competition, Emma Cann catches up with young British dancer Hamish Scott, who was awarded a bronze medal at the hotly contested final in Sydney. Tell us about you - where you're from, why you started dancing and where you're... (more...)
BWW Feature: Dancing Full Circle with Alexandra Pernice of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS BWW Feature: Dancing Full Circle with Alexandra Pernice of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Kimberly Moy - December 12, 2016

At some point in life you've probably pondered a career in the performing arts. For some that dream dies early, but for others they can turn their talent into a career. Orlando local Alexandra Pernice spent some time growing up here and learning how to be a professional performer. She now returns to... (more...)
BWW Interview: Chicago Native Artis Olds Returns to Stomping Ground for Limited Engagement of STOMP BWW Interview: Chicago Native Artis Olds Returns to Stomping Ground for Limited Engagement of STOMP
by Kailey Hansen - November 22, 2016

Rusty trash cans and old shopping carts become music in the 'international percussion sensation', Stomp. Coming to Chicago this holiday season is a unique musical experience that's sweeping the globe. Performer Artis Olds returns to his 'stomping ground' for a limited engagement at the Broadway Play... (more...)
BWW Interview: Caitlin Meighan of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Bushnell, 11/15-20 BWW Interview: Caitlin Meighan of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Bushnell, 11/15-20
by Joseph Harrison - November 14, 2016

From the world of ballet to the beautiful world of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Connecticut native Caitlin Meighan will make her hometown musical theatre debut on the Bushnell Theater stage when this beautiful new production rolls into Hartford on November 15. I had the chance to sit down and speak with Ca... (more...)
BWW Interview: Houston Ballet First Soloist Jessica Collado and Corps Member Bridget Kuhns CELEBRATE FORSYTHE in L.A. BWW Interview: Houston Ballet First Soloist Jessica Collado and Corps Member Bridget Kuhns CELEBRATE FORSYTHE in L.A.
by Katricia Lang - October 21, 2016

From October 21 to 23, the Houston Ballet will be in Los Angeles, CA for CELEBRATE FORSYTHE, a program that celebrates three works from celebrated choreographer William Forsythe.... (more...)
BWW Interviews: Kyle Robinson of SHAPING SOUND Talks Heading Back on Tour With a Brand New Cast BWW Interviews: Kyle Robinson of SHAPING SOUND Talks Heading Back on Tour With a Brand New Cast
by Gianluca Russo - October 12, 2016

Acclaimed dance company Shaping Sound has become a household name among dance professionals since its first national tour back in 2013. Under the artistic director of Emmy Award winner Travis Wall, alongside founders and choreographers Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, the group has ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Dancer Ryan Steele on His Dual Roles in the Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS BWW Interview: Dancer Ryan Steele on His Dual Roles in the Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Bob Rizzo - September 20, 2016

You may know him as Broadway's bespectacled 'Newsie' who whipped off multiple ballet turns atop a sheet of newspaper. Maybe you spotted him as a lost boy in NBC's Peter Pan Live!, or caught his sensitive portrayal of Baby John in the revival of West Side Story. But Ryan Steele has graduated from ado... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Morgan McEwen BWW Dance Interview: Morgan McEwen
by Barnett Serchuk - September 08, 2016

Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director, launched MorDance in January of 2013. This young organization, with dancers from some of the world's most prestigious companies, has playfully leapt to the edge of the classical ballet world. MorDance explores the use of athleticism in its aim to mo... (more...)
BWW Interview: Irina Kolesnikova in Her Name Was Carmen, St Petersburg Ballet BWW Interview: Irina Kolesnikova in Her Name Was Carmen, St Petersburg Ballet
by Emma Cann - August 10, 2016

The celebrated St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to the London Coliseum to present the world premiere of Her Name Was Carmen starring Irina Kolesnikova 23 – 28 August 2016. I caught up with Irina weeks before the production begins to talk about this brand new ballet, which has been created for he... (more...)
BWW Interview: Eloise Kropp Taps Against the Clock as Jennyanydots in Broadway's CATS BWW Interview: Eloise Kropp Taps Against the Clock as Jennyanydots in Broadway's CATS
by Bob Rizzo - August 09, 2016

After her breakout performance as Ruby in last season's toe-tapping revival of Dames At Sea, Eloise Kropp joins a cast of exceptional dancers and singers in the new Broadway revival of CATS. CATS marks Eloise's third Broadway show in just two years, having also danced in the ensemble of the hit r... (more...)
BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
by Gil Kaan - July 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will... (more...)
BWW Interview: MONSTAH BLACK; Becoming a Fabulous Creature and Processing, Part I BWW Interview: MONSTAH BLACK; Becoming a Fabulous Creature and Processing, Part I
by Juan Michael Porter II - July 07, 2016

You know how some people are effortlessly glamorous even when they are meeting up for a simple chat? The describes Monstah Black with whom I met a month ago to discuss his upcoming show at Dixon Place, "HYPERBOLIC! (The Last Spectacle)". Monstah is a handsome black man with impeccable style even whe... (more...)
BWW Interview: Choreographer Al Blackstone Talks FREDDIE FALLS IN LOVE for the Fire Island Dance Festival BWW Interview: Choreographer Al Blackstone Talks FREDDIE FALLS IN LOVE for the Fire Island Dance Festival
by Bob Rizzo - July 07, 2016

Popular choreographer Al Blackstone, known for his Broadway style routines on So You Think You Can Dance, is excited to be returning for his third season at the Fire Island Dance Festival. Blackstone will be presenting an excerpt from his new work, Freddie Falls In Love, which recently had its premi... (more...)
Houston Ballet Academy Students Spend Independence Day in Hamburg Houston Ballet Academy Students Spend Independence Day in Hamburg
by Katricia Lang - June 29, 2016

This Independence Day six talented Houston Ballet Academy students go to Hamburg, Germany to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of John Neumeier's YONDERING.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Shaun Andrews, The Australian Ballet at the London Coliseum BWW Interview: Shaun Andrews, The Australian Ballet at the London Coliseum
by Emma Cann - June 22, 2016

Ahead of The Australian Ballet's visit to the London Coliseum this July, Emma Cann chats to corps de ballet dancer Shaun Andrews about his life in ballet and the prospect of the UK tour.... (more...)
BWW Interview: Dancer JEANNINE JACKSON Talks About Thrilling Dance Show on June 25 BWW Interview: Dancer JEANNINE JACKSON Talks About Thrilling Dance Show on June 25
by Don Grigware - June 20, 2016

Dancer Jeannine Jackson is performing with Gloria Angeles and four other ladies in The Marge Patka Summer Spectacular 2016 on Saturday June 25 at 2 pm at Reseda High School. In our chat, she talks about the show, her past career achievements, her plans for the future and her overall joy of being in ... (more...)
BWW Interview:  Sylvia Waters and JERSEY NEW MOVES EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS at NJPAC 6/17 BWW Interview: Sylvia Waters and JERSEY NEW MOVES EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHERS at NJPAC 6/17
by Marina Kennedy - June 16, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Sylvia Waters about mentoring Kyle Marshall for 'Jersey (New) Moves Emerging Choreographers' at NJPAC on Friday, June 17th.... (more...)
BWW Interview: JESSICA LANG Conquers The World BWW Interview: JESSICA LANG Conquers The World
by Juan Michael Porter II - June 15, 2016

A month ago while Jessica Lang was in Utah working with Ballet West, I rang her to interview her about her incredible year of ongoing success. Years ago I took class with Robert Battle and struck up a dance friendship with his company dancers including Jessica's husband Kanji Segawa. But I have neve... (more...)
BWW Interview: Principal Dancer Ian Casady Talks Houston Ballet's Spring Mixed Repertory Program BWW Interview: Principal Dancer Ian Casady Talks Houston Ballet's Spring Mixed Repertory Program
by Katricia Lang - June 03, 2016

Houston Ballet's 2016 Spring Mixed Repertory Program reprises Balanchine's SERENADE and Sir Kenneth Macmillan's GLORIA and presents the Houston Ballet premiere of Alexander Ekman's self-aware comedic contemporary work CACTI. We talk to company principal dancer Ian Casady ('Gloria' and 'Cacti') about... (more...)
BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Josh Walden of Off-Broadway's CAGNEY BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Josh Walden of Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by Bob Rizzo - June 01, 2016

Josh Walden is a seasoned Broadway hoofer. He's sung and danced in the revivals of 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, La Cage aux Folles and Ragtime. But it's in the new Off-Broadway musical Cagney where Walden gets to really show off his versatility and range. He changes characters and costumes faster tha... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters ... (more...)
BWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueen BWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueen
by Barnett Serchuk - May 11, 2016

Founder and Artistic Director of The Black Iris Project, Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning emerging choreographer. A 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's Choreographers of Color Award and two-time finalist of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, McQueen's work has appeared a... (more...)
BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar BWW Interview: Q&A With PS122 Gala Honorees: Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar
by Wesley Doucette - May 02, 2016

A Q&A with PS122 Gala's Honorees: Annie B Parson and Paul Lazar... (more...)

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