November 19, 2015

A Model for Equity: Diversity and Inclusion

Lack of clarity on what diversity and inclusion mean in our current climate is a great way of not realizing either of them as a goal. Is diversity the same thing as inclusion? If we manage to create an environment of inclusion, does that mean we have d...

November 12, 2015

The Utility of the Creative Process

The average dancer leaves performing by their mid-30s, often facing the critical question: What’s next? Until recently, the answer has been all but clear. It would seem obvious that decades of intense discipline, long hours of practice and deep pa...

October 27, 2015

An Unconventional Perspective From Stables to Studios

Joanna Mendl Shaw has taught dancers for many years. But it was when she began working with horses in large-scale choreographic pieces that she gained new insights into what dance teachers should be doing in the 21st-century studio to train healthy, co...

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