Author Archives: Abby Gold

The Paris Opéra Ballet School

“Don’t stiffen up, Victoire! Bend your legs. Allez! You have to stretch and bend. You are tense. Breathe, smile, concentrate!More »

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Bright Young Things

You’ve met Warren and Maud. Here are 10 more young dancers who are sure to rock the ballet, Broadway andMore »

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A Jig Gig

In 2005, after years of studying traditional Irish dance and competing in national and world championships, then-19-year-old Siobhan Burke earnedMore »

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The Truth About The Pill

Monica Levy, a Hunter College senior and DS intern, was having trouble with her number one instrument—her body. “I hadMore »

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Protege Megan Johnson on dancing at the Kennedy Center

In early June, 12 advanced students from the School of American Ballet traveled to the John F. Kennedy Center forMore »

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The Basic Pullback (May/Jun 2009)

It’s your favorite tap class: The warm-up is over and it’s time to flap-ball-change across the floor. You’ve finally gottenMore »

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