Sondra Forsyth

Sondra Forsyth

 

Sondra Forsyth is Editor-in-Chief of Broadway World Dance. A National Magazine Award winner and a member of Dance Critics Association, she founded Ballet Ambassadors in New York City and was the Artistic Director for 16 years with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Sondra has served as a guest teacher for the American Ballet Theatre open classes and on the faculty of The School at Steps on Broadway, the Harkness Dance Center of the 92nd Street Y, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Studio de Ballet Opera in Beirut, Lebanon. She was Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director with Jan Hanniford Goetz of the Huntington School of Ballet and the Huntington Ballet Theatre on Long Island. Sondra is also Co-Editor-in-Chief of thirdAGE.com and formerly held the posts of Executive Editor at Ladies’ Home Journal, Features Editor at Cosmopolitan, and Articles Editor at Bride’s. Sondra’s byline has appeared in Dance Magazine and Dance Teacher as well as many major publications. Sondra has a grown son and daughter, a son-in-law, and two grandsons. She is the author, co-author, or ghostwriter of twelve books and holds an M.A. from Harvard.




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BWW Review: ROBBINS 100, New York City Ballet's Homage to the Co-Founding ChoreographerBWW Review: ROBBINS 100, New York City Ballet's Homage to the Co-Founding Choreographer
Posted: May. 13, 2018


BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Offers an Entrancing BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Offers an Entrancing "All Balanchine" Program
Posted: Apr. 30, 2018


BWW Review: ABT's Staging of GISELLE Offers Superb Dancing but Misses the Mark During the Iconic Mad SceneBWW Review: ABT's Staging of GISELLE Offers Superb Dancing but Misses the Mark During the Iconic Mad Scene
Posted: May. 20, 2018


BWW Review: The Second Annual CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Honored Outstanding Members of the Dance World During a Diverse and Delightful Evening of PerformancesBWW Review: The Second Annual CHITA RIVERA AWARDS Honored Outstanding Members of the Dance World During a Diverse and Delightful Evening of Performances
Posted: May. 21, 2018


BWW Review: NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE's 42nd Annual Gala Raised Funds and Offered Joyous Dancing by the SchoolchildrenBWW Review: NATIONAL DANCE INSTITUTE's 42nd Annual Gala Raised Funds and Offered Joyous Dancing by the Schoolchildren
Posted: May. 2, 2018


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BWW Review: YAGP Final Round and Gala Shone More Brightly Than Ever in 2018BWW Review: YAGP Final Round and Gala Shone More Brightly Than Ever in 2018
Posted: Apr. 21, 2018


BWW Review: Juilliard's 2017 Edition of NEW DANCES Celebrates the Legacy of Lawrence RhodesBWW Review: Juilliard's 2017 Edition of NEW DANCES Celebrates the Legacy of Lawrence Rhodes
Posted: Dec. 8, 2017


BWW Review: BALLET WEST Returns to the Joyce in NYC for a Five-Day RunBWW Review: BALLET WEST Returns to the Joyce in NYC for a Five-Day Run
Posted: Oct. 13, 2017


BWW Review: Program D of the 2017 FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL at City Center Delighted a Full House of DancegoersBWW Review: Program D of the 2017 FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL at City Center Delighted a Full House of Dancegoers
Posted: Oct. 16, 2017


BWW Review: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Dazzles Again for Its 84th SeasonBWW Review: RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Dazzles Again for Its 84th Season
Posted: Nov. 20, 2017


BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET'S Swan Lake Features World Class Dancing but Lackluster Decor and CostumesBWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET'S Swan Lake Features World Class Dancing but Lackluster Decor and Costumes
Posted: Sep. 22, 2017


BWW Reviews: Matthew Bourne Turns SLEEPING BEAUTY into a Spellbinding Gothic RomanceBWW Reviews: Matthew Bourne Turns SLEEPING BEAUTY into a Spellbinding Gothic Romance
October 27, 2013

With "Sleeping Beauty", the third ballet in Matthew Bourne's Tchaikovsky trilogy that includes "Nutcracker!" and "Swan Lake", the award-winning British choreographer has once again proved himself to be not only a gifted dancemaker but a masterful storyteller. The production, correctly billed as "A Gothic Romance", is playing at New York's City Center on West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues until November 3rd with the superb original cast of world class dancers from Bourne's London-based New Adventures company.

BWW Reviews: SAN FRANCISCO BALLET Treats NYC Audiences to Two Weeks of East Coast PremieresBWW Reviews: SAN FRANCISCO BALLET Treats NYC Audiences to Two Weeks of East Coast Premieres
October 21, 2013

I still remember how surprised I was as a young dancer to learn that the first professional ballet company in the United States, the San Francisco Ballet, was not established until 1933. Given the fact that the Paris Opera Ballet was founded almost three centuries earlier in 1673, I realized that dance in America is very young indeed. Yet I am happy to report that on the evening of October 18th 2013 at the Koch Theater during the San Francisco Ballet's brief but welcome return to NYC, I watched the troupe that launched the liveliest art on these shores prove that it has become one of the finest companies on the planet.

BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Offers Faithful and Flawless Renditions of Some of Mr. B's Greatest HitsBWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Offers Faithful and Flawless Renditions of Some of Mr. B's Greatest Hits
October 21, 2013

I have always told my ballet students that because the art form is kept alive by each new generation of dancers, we must be as proficient in historical styles as we are in contemporary techniques. The important works of the past cannot be hung on museum walls the way the paintings of the masters are. Instead, we have to recreate what came before us or else the ballets will be lost. Years ago when I made that speech, I was referring to the centuries-old ballet classics. Yet on the afternoon of October 13th 2013, when the New York City Ballet offered a mixed bill of Balanchine's iconic 'black and white' ballets at the Koch Theater, I was reminded that now the dance gems of the 20th Century

BWW Reviews: David Howard Tribute Celebrates the Life of the Great Master Ballet TeacherBWW Reviews: David Howard Tribute Celebrates the Life of the Great Master Ballet Teacher
October 15, 2013

On the evening of Sunday, October 13th 2013, an invitation-only crowd filed into Studio II at Steps on Broadway in NYC to share fond memories of David Howard, the beloved ballet teacher who once said that he arrived in New York "as a upstart and became part of the American Dream."

BWW Reviews: The 2013 Bessies at the Apollo Theater Honor NYC Dance ArtistsBWW Reviews: The 2013 Bessies at the Apollo Theater Honor NYC Dance Artists
October 8, 2013

New York City's dance luminaries, rising stars, and fans were out in full force at the fabled Apollo Theater in Harlem on the evening of Monday, October 7th 2013 to attend the 29th annual Bessies Awards. The ceremony, named for contemporary dance legend Bessie Schonberg and produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, recognizes established as well as upcoming artists who have made outstanding contributions to the many disciplines of the liveliest art in the Dance Mecca of the World.

BWW Reviews: TAKE DANCE Delights Fans with World Premieres at Symphony SpaceBWW Reviews: TAKE DANCE Delights Fans with World Premieres at Symphony Space
September 30, 2013

Long celebrated for his unique brand of contemporary choreography that combines powerful athleticism with profound emotional sensitivity, Takehiro (Take) Ueyama did not disappoint his opening night audience on Friday, September 27th at Peter Norton Symphony Space, Broadway at 95th Street. The program, which was repeated on September 28th, treated Take's fans to the world premiere of his 'Dark Mourning' as well as the world premiere of Kazuko Hirabayashi's 'A Baited Soul'. The closing piece was a favorite staple of Take's repertoire, his critically acclaimed 'Flight'.



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