Anastasia
Broadway, In The Spotlight, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Choreographer Peggy Hickey on Designing the Dances for Broadway’s ANASTASIA

Peggy Hickey’s versatile career includes work in opera, television, film, music videos, and theatre. An award-winning choreographer, she won the MTV Video Music Award for Beck’s The New Pollution. Her dances were also featured in The Brady Bunch Movie and Christina Applegate’s television series, Samantha Who. Her choreography was first seen on Broadway in the […]

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Off-Broadway, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Unmasking Shane Carrigan as Darius in Off-Broadway’s iLUMINATE

iLuminate, the widely popular show based on the unique fusion of technology and dance, continues a limited engagement at New World Stages through January 8th. The show features dancers in glow-in-the-dark suits performing dynamic dance routines and mind-bending illusions on a darkened stage. Dancer and actor Shane Carrigan returns to play Darius, the menacing antagonist […]

Larry Fuller
Broadway, In The Spotlight, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Broadway Choreographer Larry Fuller Talks Career and Being Celebrated by Dancers Over 40

Choreographer Larry Fuller is responsible for the staging of some of Broadway’s most iconic musicals. Whether it was his Tony Award nominated dances in Evita, or his staging for the murderous Sondheim musical Sweeney Todd, his stylized movement always held your attention. Larry has staged both the Tony Awards and the Emmy Awards and has […]

Ryan Steele
In The Spotlight, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Dancer Ryan Steele on his Dual Roles in the Tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

You may know him as Broadway’s bespectacled “Newsie” who whipped off multiple ballet turns atop a sheet of newspaper. Maybe you spotted him as a lost boy in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!, or caught his sensitive portrayal of Baby John in the revival of West Side Story. But Ryan Steele has graduated from adolescent roles […]

Petinaud, Khori
Broadway, In The Spotlight, My Dance Selfie, Profile

My Dance Selfie: Meet Khori Michelle Petinaud of Broadway’s ALADDIN

Khori Michelle Petinaud was more of an athlete as a child yet she still sashayed around her house in tutus, tiaras, and dance slippers. She didn’t actually start formal ballet classes until she was thirteen. Having been bitten by the “ballet bug” was, in a word, transformative. Given her age, the young Petinaud was not […]

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In The Spotlight, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Lori Ann Ferreri talks ADM21 and the Chance to Dance with Donna McKechnie

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21), founded in 2012 by Nikki Feirt Atkins, will return to New York City’s Joyce Theater with a brand new show. Performances begin Monday, December 21st and will run through Sunday, January 3rd. Directed by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who’s Tommy), […]

Julie Branam. Rockettes.
Dance Education, Profile, Spotlight Interview

Director Julie Branam talks Rockettes and the Christmas Spectacular.

Julie Branam has the distinction of being the first Rockette ever to have directed and choreographed the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in New York City. For the past 28 years, Julie has had a successful career performing as a Rockette as well as holding other various positions at the Music Hall. She’s also worked as […]