Category Archives: How To

A Swing Story

Imagine you’re a swing in a Broadway show. You’re backstage with nine minutes until the curtain rises. You think you … Continue reading

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Learning to Fly

As The Nutcracker’s familiar “Waltz of the Flowers” theme swells to its exciting finale, Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Martina Chavez gathers … Continue reading

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Do This, Not That

Competition weekends should be easy enough, right? Rehearse your stuff beforehand, arrive at the venue with your costumes ready to … Continue reading

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Being Annie: Lilla Crawford on Her Starring Broadway Role

It’s definitely not a hard-knock life for Lilla Crawford. At only 11 years old, she’s singing, dancing and acting her heart … Continue reading

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Acing A Capella

You walk onstage for your tap routine—click, click, click—and take your opening position for a performance a capella (without music). … Continue reading

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Choreographer’s Collage: Justin Peck

Justin Peck’s ballets are at once contemporary and playful, with intricate partnering and kaleidoscopic formations. Though the New York City … Continue reading

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