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Dancer/Composer Aaron Severini

Aaron Severini claims the beginning of his dance career was one of those “normal, classic stories”: Boy watches sister do … Continue reading

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Athletic Trainer Megan Richardson

Ballet Hispanico dancer Jessica Batten had never experienced an acute injury—until last May. Jessica was performing a petit allegro combination … Continue reading

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NYCB Dancer-Turned-Singer Genevieve Labean

When Genevieve Labean was a corps member with New York City Ballet, she was cast in a role that led … Continue reading

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From Pointe to PR

Equipped with a dance background, an entrepreneurial spirit and a lot of persistence, former ballet dancer April Thibeault started her … Continue reading

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In the Ring With Circus Director Shanda Sawyer

Street Start: At 14, Sawyer and her older sister began The Rom, a dance company that combined “soap-opera story lines” … Continue reading

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What it Takes to be a Dancewear Designer

When Kelsey Byerly started making her own uniquely styled leotards while studying in the Joffrey Ballet School/New School University BFA … Continue reading

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