Author Archives: Alison Feller

About Alison Feller

Alison Feller is Dance Spirit's editor in chief.

The Leg-Hold Turn

Prepare in a wide fourth-position plié.   Battement your leg forward toward your face—keeping it perfectly straight, with your foot … Continue reading

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America’s Favorite Partners!

I can’t say I was surprised when Amy Yakima and Du-Shaunt “Fik-Shun” Stegall were announced as the winners of “So … Continue reading

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Precision at its Finest, Marching Band-Style!

I’ve always been drawn to the Radio City Rockettes and dance teams. It’s not just the sparkly costumes and the … Continue reading

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Tony Testa’s TED Talk

How’s that for a little alliteration? I feel like I’m constantly gushing about my favorite people in the industry, and … Continue reading

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Sean Lew is my Spirit Animal

When I was 11, the routine I did at my year-end dance recital was a lyrical-ballet hybrid thing to that … Continue reading

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James Whiteside is Everything

James Whiteside is a principal at American Ballet Theatre. But he’s so much more than that. He writes music and … Continue reading

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