Dancer’s Diary

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, SommaMore »

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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 theMore »

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John Byrne restages The Breakfast Club for JCPenney

The last time we heard from 25-year-old choreographer John Byrne, he wrote about the difference between working in L.A. andMore »

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Rockette Lindsay and Mystere Dancer Arnaud

Making Up Arnaud spends hours transforming into the Green Lizard. During the past month, Arnaud Bertrand’s gig as the GreenMore »

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Bradley Shelver’s Beyond-Busy Schedule as a Working Dancer

As a professional dancer, I have to stay in shape, keep my technique up to par, and organize my independentMore »

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What It’s Like to Study Ballet in Russia, as an American

In May 2004, at 22, I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study classical ballet and the Russian pedagogical approachMore »

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