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BWW Interviews: Hilda Morales: An Extraordinary Career with Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Antony Tudor and the Hartt School of DanceBWW Interviews: Hilda Morales: An Extraordinary Career with Pennsylvania Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Antony Tudor and the Hartt School of Dance
by Barnett Serchuk - May 12, 2014

Hilda Morales was born in N.Y. City, and grew up in Puerto Rico. Her early training was with Ana Garcia of the Ballet San Juan. At 14 years of age, Ms. Morales received a Ford Foundation Scholarship to study at George Balanchine's School of American Ballet. She danced as a principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, soloist with American Ballet Theatre, artist-in-residence with the Colorado Ballet and guest appearances with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Albuquerque Ballet and Jacksonville Ballet. During her dancing career, Ms. Morales performed in full-length classic ballets as well as works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, John Butler, Alvin Ailey, and Jose Limon. Ms. Morales was featured in the movie The Turning Point, in the role of Sandra, directed by Herbert Ross. She guest teaches and is on the faculty of the Central Pennsylvania summer programs, and joined The Hartt School faculty in 1998. (more...)

Harkness Foundation Executive Director Theodore S. Bartwink Announces RetirementHarkness Foundation Executive Director Theodore S. Bartwink Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Harkness Foundation for Dance announced the retirement of its beloved long-time Executive Director, Theodore S. Bartwink as of January 31, 2014. Mr. Bartwink, 85 years old, is continuing physical therapy and rehabilitation from the grievous injuries suffered when run ­down by a car near his home in Kew Gardens, Queens, NY in February 2013. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Narrates PBS's MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE TonightMandy Patinkin Narrates PBS's MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2012

American Masters Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, premiering nationally tonight, December 28, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of the first quintessentially American dance company, the Joffrey Ballet. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE, Premiering TodayVIDEO: Sneak Peek - JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE, Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2012

JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE will premiere Today, December 28, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Mandy Patenkin narrates this American Masters special. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

VIDEO: Joffrey Ballet's PARADE Revival Featured in Upcoming PBS DocumentaryVIDEO: Joffrey Ballet's PARADE Revival Featured in Upcoming PBS Documentary
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

American Masters Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance, premiering nationally Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of the first quintessentially American dance company, the Joffrey Ballet. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE, Premiering 12/28VIDEO: Sneak Peek - JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE, Premiering 12/28
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

JOFFREY: MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE will premiere Friday, December 28, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). Mandy Patenkin narrates this American Masters special. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Narrate PBS's MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE, 12/28Mandy Patinkin to Narrate PBS's MAVERICKS OF AMERICAN DANCE, 12/28
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Narrated by Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), the film features interviews with former and current Joffrey dancers, the breakthroughs of choreograpers Twyla Tharp, Laura Dean and Margo Sappington, and rare archival performance footage, including excerpts from signature works Astarte, Trinity, and Billboards (the latter with music by Prince). (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Closes Jacob's Pillow 80th Anniversary Season, Now thru 8/26Joffrey Ballet Closes Jacob's Pillow 80th Anniversary Season, Now thru 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2012

The Joffrey Ballet, one of America's pioneering ballet companies of the 20th century, makes a rare East Coast appearance to conclude the Jacob's Pillow 80th Anniversary Season today, August 22 through August 26. (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Closes Jacob's Pillow 80th Anniversary Season, 8/22-26Joffrey Ballet Closes Jacob's Pillow 80th Anniversary Season, 8/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

The Joffrey Ballet, one of America's pioneering ballet companies of the 20th century, makes a rare East Coast appearance to conclude the Jacob's Pillow 80th Anniversary Season August 22-26. The Joffrey Ballet returns for the first time since its high-profile appearances at the Pillow in the 1950s and 60s, presenting an impressive program that features Taiwanese-American choreographer Edwaard Liang's Age of Innocence, Russian choreographer Yuri Possokhov's Bells, and the world premiere of Son of Chamber Symphony by Stanton Welch, Artistic Director of Houston Ballet. (more...)

 
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