Tag: dancer to dancer

Tapper Warren Craft Writes a Letter—Actually, a Poem—to His Teenage Self

Hoofer Warren Craft mesmerizes audiences with his sophisticated musicality and idiosyncratic style. He started dancing at age 8 in Poughkeepsie, NY, and later took private lessons with Ayodele Casel in NYC. He went on to study at the American Tap Dance Foundation, the School of American Ballet, and The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American […]

19 Quick Questions with San Francisco Ballet Soloist Lauren Strongin

San Francisco Ballet soloist Lauren Strongin’s classic grace and powerful acting skills captivate audiences. The Los Gatos, CA, native trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet and the John Cranko School before joining Houston Ballet in 2009. In 2015, she came to SFB as a soloist and has since danced principal roles in ballets including […]

Yes, You Can Go to College While Dancing Professionally. Here's How.

A full-time university isn’t your only option for earning a degree. Enrolling in college part-time while pursuing a pro career is a challenge well worth the rewards. Challenge by Choice Dancing professionally—which is already physically and mentally demanding—while pursuing a college degree is no easy task. Leta Biasucci, soloist with Pacific Northwest Ballet and 2018 […]

A Week in the Life of a Dance Major

Making future college plans can seem daunting. What is life as a dance major really going to be like? Catie Robinson, a sophomore at California State University, Fullerton, gave us an inside peek at her life on campus. Originally from Round Rock, TX, Robinson trained in a variety of styles growing up, including ballet, jazz, […]

9 Dancers Share the Lucky Charms that Help the Show Go On

For many dancers, having a good luck charm stowed in a dressing room or dance bag feels like the key to a successful audition or show. We asked nine pros to share the goofy/sentimental/magical objects that they believe can make the difference between the performance of a lifetime and, well, actually breaking a leg. Christine […]