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Katherine Dunham

For this week’s #WomanOfInterest, we’ll be looking into the life of American dancer, choreographer, author, educator and social activist Katherine Dunham. Known as the “matriarch and queen mother of black dance,” Dunham is one of the most successful dancers of the 20th century. Early Life Born on June 22, 1909 in Chicago, Dunham grew up in […]

Rejection

Rejection is a natural part of any performer’s life. But just like everything in life, there’s always a way to put a positive spin on things. Here are some tips to keep you at your most positive when facing the inevitable “no”.   1. Don’t Take It Personally. It’s very easy to receive a rejection […]

This week’s #WomanOfInterest brings a fresh take to the world of dance, bringing her art to unconventional places and representing the everyday person. She’s not interested in being a creature of beauty or grace, but rather celebrating the everyday things that make us uniquely human. Her name is Monica Bill Barnes, and she’s here to […]

Orlando

“To all who come to this happy place, welcome!” We truly felt welcome as we landed in the Happiest Place on Earth for the most exciting competition of the season. This past week in #SQOrlando was full of family, joy, and love. The memories we made will last us for years to come.   Monday […]

Arthur Mitchell

For this week’s #DancerDose , we’ll be showcasing the life, work, and accomplishments of dancing trailblazer and founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Arthur Mitchell. Mitchell is an African-American dancer and choreographer described as determined, intelligent, and energetic. Mitchell is known for his creative, groundbreaking accomplishments in the world of dance. He has an undeniable […]

Debbie Allen

Debbie Allen knew from a young age that she was destined to dance. But, she could never know the far reaches her talents would take her. Nowadays she may be recognized for her role as Dr. Catherine Avery on Grey’s Anatomy. She truly made her mark as a choreographer and actor on the hit TV […]

Michaela DePrince

For this week’s #DancerDose, we are spotlighting Michaela DePrince, an orphan, author, and ballerina. Her inspirational story is a testament to the fact that anyone can be a dancer, regardless of their background.    Inspired by Ballet Michaela, born Mabinty Bangura, was born with vitiligo (a condition in which patches of skin may lose their […]

be the best

If you’re in any kind of competitive atmosphere, it’s going to feel natural to compare yourself to others. In most cases, it is not beneficial for you to compare yourself to another dancer, so here are some helpful tips on what you can do to help yourself be your best, without the pressures of becoming “as […]

Marlee Matlin

Has anyone ever told you that you couldn’t do something? Well, our #WomanOfInterest had the universe telling her that, but instead, she worked hard to overcome everything the world threw at her. Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin is a pioneer for the deaf community and an inspiration to us all!   Early Life Marlee Matlin was […]