Category Archives: Dancer’s Diary

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 for … Continue reading

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Tapping Across the Universe

Last December, 28 teens, 17 adults, a seven-piece band and a five-member tech crew traveled to Beijing, China, to perform … Continue reading

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Dancers from L.A. perform in the United Arab Emirates

Classically trained dancer and teacher Brandy Smith (most recently seen in Christina Aguilera’s video “Hurt”) never expected to spend last … Continue reading

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Reviving a Jose Limon classic

José Limón’s choreography has a quality of earthy nobility, and his work for men often highlights masculine strength, power and … Continue reading

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Jason Akira Somma’s time in The Netherlands

Jason Akira Somma, a 28-year-old dancer living in NYC, is a multi-talented artist—dancer, choreographer, photographer and cinematographer. Growing up, Somma … Continue reading

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Jessi Trauth lights up NYU as Sally Bowles in “Cabaret”

Jessi Trauth, a junior at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, recently nailed her performance as Sally Bowles in the … Continue reading

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