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A Downtown Modern Dancer’s First Year in NYC

I carve out some space in the studio at 890 Broadway to learn the across-the-floor combination in Christine Wright’s 12 … Continue reading

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Short Stature, Long Career

“Well, Baryshnikov is short.” I’ve been hearing that since age 10, when I moved to NYC from Israel to study … Continue reading

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A Triumphant Comeback

American Ballet Theatre corps member Puanani Brown performs with elegance and ease. To an outsider, she seems to have it … Continue reading

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Alicia Graf

Alicia Graf mesmerized NYC dance audiences from the first moment she stretched her ridiculously long and lithe limbs onstage. Growing … Continue reading

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Dancing With Scoliosis

Faye Hideko Warren has dealt with more serious physical ailments at the start of her career than many dancers do … Continue reading

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Sarah Christine Smith on Her First Year Dancing in L.A.

“Mom, Dad—I got a yearlong scholarship to study at the EDGE! I’m moving to Hollywood!” When you’re 17, it sounds … Continue reading

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