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Anthony Burrell | Director, Choreographer, Dancer | CEO/Founder Breaking Barriers

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anthony Burrell is a Philadelphia born Creative Director, Choreographer, and Actor. He is seen as the creative force on E! Entertainment for Mariah’s World, Mariah Carey’s Vegas Residency 1 to Infinity, Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour, Un-Silent Night Christmas, and All I Want for Christmas at the Beacon Theater. Anthony is part of the artistic team […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Destiny Wimpye

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Destiny Wimpye By Dance Mogul Magazine 60 pages, published 1/21/2017    Dear Readers: Join us as we celebrate Teen Dance Sensation, Destiny Wimpye, in this month’s issue of Dance Mogul Magazine. This is a first of its kind full feature magazine. Yes!…An entire magazine devoted to celebrating Destiny, while offering […]

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Kristin McQuaid | Be a Trendsetter Not a Trend Follower

| February 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Join us as we celebrate the ambitious and creative, Kristin McQuaid  one of today’s hottest choreographers. For more than 15 years, she has wowed audiences as an actor, dancer and choreographer and has just added designer to that list. We hope her words can self-empower you to be all that you desire. Dance Mogul: […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Deja & Taja Riley | 2016 Year End Review & Inspirational Quotes

| December 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers, it brings us great pleasure to share with you our 2016 Year End Review issue, featuring Deja & Taja Riley, Award-Winning Dancers, Choreographers, Creative Directors inspirational quotes. Destiny. We are all instituted with purpose. But much like anything else, even our purpose, requires nurturing, guidance, fathering. Every man is father intended. Every woman, […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Debbie Allen’s The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Our trip to LA was very productive I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ms. Debbie Allen, dance Legend and Cultural Icon. To find out how she continues to inspire young dancers and people all over the world, see notes below….. Join us as we celebrate sharing… Dear Ms. Allen, We at Dance Mogul […]

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Yan Zhuang | Balancing Life In The States

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

From left, Zhuang Yan, Tian Hao and Sun Hong-Liang of “Double It,” which opened at the Baruch Performing Arts Center  Credit Julieta Cervantes for The New York Times   Dance Mogul: What has inspired you to pursue the arts?   Yan Zhuang: Yan Yan Zhao is the first person I worked with in America. She was […]

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Go To Heaven Dance Company | Dancing For A Higher Purpose

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your company?   Keilah Glover: As a young child my goal was to become a dance teacher, so my destiny was fulfilled when Go To Heaven Dance Company was born. The inspiration came from my daughter Heaven and the company was named after her in 2008.     […]

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Olivia Hutcherson | Fighting Back With Dance

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by Joseph Asbery Powered by Studio1 Production Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Olivia: Music has always been a driving force in my life that evokes feelings and inspires movement. My Mom used to teach at Fred Astaire’s in the evening after working in the hospital all day. I remember going to […]

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Arch Contemporary Ballet | 2016 World Premieres

| October 31, 2016 | 1 Comment

  Arch-Contemporary-Ballet-Replica-Photo-by-Noel-Valero-Choreographer-Sheena-Annalise New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet, in its mission to launch ballet and music to an inclusive 21st century audience, presents three world premieres by Artistic Director Sheena Annalise at The Sheen Center with three performances Friday, November 18th – Saturday, November 19th at 8:00 pm. PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Friday, November 18th 8:00 pm Saturday, November 19th 2:00 pm […]

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Elite Academy of Dance |Keeping Sight Of The Bigger Picture

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your studio? Lauren Mangano Callahan: Elite Academy of Dance is located in Shrewsbury MA, and we are in our 9th season of business. The inspiration behind Elite comes from two places; Elite operates in honor and memory of my mother who passed in 2006. I wanted to open […]

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Nerita McFarlane | The Essence Of Being A True Performer

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo By: @photogduck Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Nerita McFarlane: Rhythm wasn’t something that was natural for me, but I always loved music. I was determined from a very young age and it was only a matter of time before I was in a dance class. Dance Mogul: How did you develop your […]

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Benjamin Briones Ballet | The Round Table

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: Tell us about the purpose of your upcoming production? Benjamin Briones: Benjamin Briones Ballet is about to be 4 years in existence since we premiered as a contemporary ballet company that focuses on bringing human connection to it’s audience. We enjoy communicating and creating an environment where people from every background can […]

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Destiny Wimpye | Leaping Hurdles To Your Destiny

| September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Aaron Lacy Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Destiny Wimpye: I was inspired to dance after taking my first recreational class at Starbound Dance Company in Conyers, Ga. When I was two years old. There was a feeling that I loved when it was time to put on our costumes and perform. […]

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Ai Shimatsu l Getting In Formation

| July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Ai Shimatsu: My parents took me to Tokyo Disney Land when I was little. I saw one of the shows and I remember the dancers were shining like stars to me. I told my mom I want to be a part of it. “I want to be a […]

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Alisa Aslanova | Glorifying Ballet In Multiple Ways

| July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Alisa: There wasn’t a specific inspiration. I just came to love ballet very much and this love is forever. Having touched this art once, you will never be able to come off. Dance Mogul: What is the dance culture like in Russia? Alisa: In the Russian […]

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Sisley Loubet | Keeping On My Toes

| July 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Scott Hebert Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Photo Credit: Little Shao Sisley: I think it’s a mixture of different things. First, I’ve always loved dancing. In French Guiana where I’m from, dancing is rooted in our culture and whether you’re a Native Indian, African Maroon, Creole or all 3, the […]

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Liz LeGrande | Living A Life Defined By Courage

| June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Liz: My parents introduced me to dance at the age of 4 hoping I would burn off some energy. Little did they know dance would become my first true love. What has kept me inspired for 23 years is the feeling of losing myself and […]

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JoVonna Parks | Finding Stability

| June 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit: Jamy Hsu  Dance Mogul: What has been some of the hardships you have encountered while pursuing your dreams? JoVonna: Well, pursuing your dreams will always be hard no matter what, but if you really want it you’ll work for it. Honestly, I think finding emotional and mental stability is definitely one of the struggles I face […]

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ARTISTICA 7 | DANCE MOGUL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

| June 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul:  What was the purpose of this year’s production? Quincy: This years production was inspired by the disconnect between the majority of the population and artists.  This disconnect often results in outcast in artist because they seem “weird;” rather than embracing them as a beautiful anomaly. This production is all about the inner workings(soul, spirit […]

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Kamille King | NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographer

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: How does it feel to be able to showcase your art on NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographers platform? Kamille King: The Emerging Choreographers Program is a platform for artists to create, and share from the heart, work with seasonal Mentors and showcase their work in a beautiful venue. This program serves as a vehicle for […]

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Choreographers Canvas 2016 | Exclusive

| June 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was the purpose of this year’s production? Justin Boccitto: This year we wanted to focus on our new collaboration with the 92nd Street Harkness Dance Center. The Y is a historic venue for dance and we are excited to be part of their history. We also have a lot of “new blood” […]

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2016 Young Choreographers Festival

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

  May 23th, 2016      PLEASE JOIN US: The Young Choreographer’s Festival Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 8pm   Celebrating its 7th year of presenting some of the most up and coming young artists, The Young Choreographer’s Festival is producing the work of 13 18-25year old choreographers, selected […]

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Nikkia S. Parish Exclusive Interview

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: When did you discover the spirit of dance? Nikkia: I believe any person discovers the spirit of dance as soon as they can move. However, if you’re asking when did I discover my love for classical ballet, it was the age of six (6) when my mother put me in classes. I was […]

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Jay Ward – Bravo’s New Reality Series: “Tour Group”

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul:  Tell us about your connection with dance and how that has helped you become the success you’re today? Jay Ward: I began my career in Entertainment as a Dancer. Starring and Dancing in Theater live stage plays from a young age, I was determined to work in the Entertainment Industry. At age 8, I said “I […]

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Silva Dance Company Exclusive | Q&A with Dance Mogul Magazine

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What has been the inspiration for your current work? Leandro Santos Silva: Im always inspired in many things, our days everyday, people’s behavior, community , my culture , everything the I can send a message or make people feel something or thinking about something. Dance Mogul: What was it like to prepare for […]

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China Taylor “FORMATION” Dance Mogul Exclusive

| April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by: Stevie Dore   Dance Mogul: When did you discover the spirit of dance? China Taylor: Honestly, just being young and watching music videos all the time made me fall in love with dance. I couldn’t get enough of how  fun it looked and how happy it made me watching it. Dance Mogul: Were […]

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Choreo U’s mission: To foster growth and transformation

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Preparing and Paving Ways: Choreo U By Tianna Pourciau Sykes Photos by: http://sykesphotography.smugmug.com In an age where dance has become mainstream, and reality dance shows like Bring It and Dance Moms are around solely to entertain and appeal to the masses, it is hard to find grassroots movements that dedicate themselves to the service of dance […]

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Press Release – March 2016 // ZEST visits Fort Lauderdale, FL

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

South Florida native son Gentry George, returns home from Washington Heights, NYC to present a special one night performance titled, “The Courageous Chapel,  Abandoning Theater,” at the Broward County Main Library Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  The new work re-interprets traditional gospel songs and spiritual dances through a collage of modern choreography by George and members […]

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ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET: WORLD PREMIERE NOV 7TH

| November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

TWELVE DANCERS AND FOUR MOVING MUSICIANS PRESENT ONE WORLD PREMIERE BY ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET ABOUT ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET Founded in 2013, New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet was established with a bold spirit and innovative vision to create an artistic process that enhances the connection between ballet and music. All of ACB’s works are choreographed […]

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From the Streets of Brooklyn to the Bessie Awards (Storyboard P) 2015

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Dancers are working professionals who can sometimes go un-noticed and un-appreciated. For this reason, we were excited about the opportunity to be invited to the Bessie Awards. While the Bessie Awards have been around for over 30 years, this was Dance Mogul Magazine’s first time covering the prestigious ceremony. Dance Mogul was honored to be […]

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UPTOWN DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS BRAND NEW WORK AT ISHAM PARK’S BRUCE REYNOLDS’ MEMORIAL GARDEN

| October 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul Magazine speaks with Artistic Director of the ZEST COLLECTIVE Gentry Isaiah George and his company’s new installation performance in Inwood NYC. DMM: Tell us more about ZEST’s recent performance at Bruce Reynolds’ Memorial Garden.   Gentry: ZEST’s Saturday Performance Series at Bruce’s Garden is a part of a new arts and culture initiative for the […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive Interview : Artistic Director Rachel Truitt | Gotta Dance Contemporary

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive Interview : Artistic Director Rachel Truitt | Gotta Dance Contemporary Photos by: Sykes Photography Dance Mogul: Please introduce yourself briefly to our audience. Rachel Truitt: My name is Rachel Truitt,  artistic director for Gotta Dance Contemporary. Gotta Dance Contemporary is in its sixth season, we pride ourselves on being a […]

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Rachel Truitt Artistic Director of Gotta Dance Contemporary premieres “SURFACE”

| September 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul Magazine in Association with Sykes Photography | Review by: Tianna Pourciau Sykes Now that dance is becoming more and more popular and mainstream, it seems that very few dance performances are wowing audiences with work that is entertaining and that also has substance. Gotta Dance Contemporary’s Surface premiered August 20th at 7 Stages […]

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NEWARK RIVERFRONT IN ASSOCIATION WITH DANCE MOGUL MAGAZINE PRESENTS DANCE STORIES ON THE RIVER AUGUST 15, 2015

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

  This Week at Newark Riverfront Park: Latin Splendor, Riverfront House & Dance Stories on the River and more!     What’s up down by the river…August 2, 2015 View this email in your browser Thank you Newark for making this a great summer down by the River! The fun continues this week with music […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine reviews “Idyll” | A Morales Dance Production

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Behind the Scenes Interview..   Welcome Message from CEO & Founder Tony Morales The summer started off with a bang! On Friday June 12th 2015 Morales Dance put on their final presentation of “Idyll” at the theater of “The Riverside Church” in New York City. The program started off with a welcome message from the […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive Interview | Sakina Ibrahim

| July 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

DMM: What was the inspiration behind your book? Sakina Ibrahim: I have been teaching dance for about 10 years, while I was doing research on black youth and dance empowerment in Graduate School, I found my students confronting some really challenging life obstacles. I was giving them advice and kept saying “I wish someone would […]

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ZEST COLLECTIVE – Centerpiece of new Higher Ground Arts Festival – Washington Heights, June 27th, 2015

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

ZEST COLLECTIVE – Centerpiece of new Higher Ground Arts Festival – Washington Heights, June 27th, 2015   ZEST gears up to present a new work at the first annual Higher Ground Festival taking place inside Northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park Saturday, June 27th, 2015.  Dance Mogul Magazine discusses the importance of this new creation with […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Laurieann Harlee Gibson & The photo Stylings of C. Michael Sykes dance artist

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Download for free click here At Dance Mogul Magazine, we are always excited to celebrate those who unselfishly serve others by sharing the light of truth. As we prepare each issue of Dance Mogul Magazine, our team is unified in the intent upon which we were founded and grounded by Publisher Basil Harris and his son, […]

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Pharaohs of Memphis | DAMN Film Series

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul Magazine had the honor of screening the latest success story of the Memphis Jookin culture thanks to the DAMN Film Series at the Theater Lab Annex on 4/27/15. Dance Mogul Magazine has been covering the Memphis Dance World for 5 years and it’s beyond amazing what working together, empowering each other through dance and […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine behind the scenes with Zest Collective Performance Art at Harlem Stage Gatehouse NYC 2015

| April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul Magazine goes behind the scenes with ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art – FETUS (world premiere) at Harlem Stage Gatehouse Theater. DMM:  How did ZEST get involved with THE TAKEOVER? Gentry:  Since I began ZEST in 2013 Malcolm Low has served as artistic advisor, guiding and encouraging me as I endeavor to create a […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine presents Kento Mori | Dance Artist |Sony Music Japan International

| April 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: Dance Mogul Magazine is proud to present to you Kento Mori, the first dance artist to be signed to a major record label as a dance artist “Sony Music Japan International“. The project is historic, because it brings a new option to the table for dancers. Following the old traditions dancers were always […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine | Defining Women of Grace | April 2015

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dear Readers: With the success of our 2014 magazine that focused on building self esteem, a publication that was written to help young female dancers, we decided to start the year off right, and present our current issue, Defining Women of Grace, a publication that is devoted to spotlighting the great accomplishments of women in […]

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Alternative Society | 2015 Review

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Special Review Alternative Society Hosted by: Leandro Silva Location: Manhattan Bridges High School | NYC Date: 3-21-2018 Alternative Society opened with a great energy in “Segredo Da Fe.” It was a perfect indication that the night would be filled with great dancing powered by a cultural experience. The most powerful piece of the night was “Mother’s Cry.” […]

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Howard University | Honors Brown Ballerinas | 2015 Review

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

It was an honor to witness Howard University’s event “Honoring Brown Ballerinas.” The event featured a special Q & A with ABT’s premier soloist Misty Copeland. The event was curated by Royce Zackery.  Royce is the Head Coordinator of the Division of Dance College of Arts and Sciences Department of Theatre Arts Programs. Dance is […]

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ZEST’s debut at White Box Art Center with Andrew Kaminski Art | 2015 Review

| March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

On March 19th, 2015 ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art presented a multidisciplinary program at White Box Art Center as part of Harlem Arts Festival’s Young Patrons’ Session. Dance Mogul Magazine went behind the scenes to capture the company’s historic premiere at the Bowery’s White Box Art Center. DMM also sat down with the company’s founder […]

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The Giving Tree | 2015 Review

| March 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Special Review The Giving Tree Hosted by: Shelly Hutchinson Location: The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance | NYC Date: 3-28-2015 We are now in the age of purpose.  With that being said events like The Giving Tree will soon be the norm in our world of Dance.  As dancers we are blessed with amazing gifts […]

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Moscow City Ballet’s Don Quixote | 2015

| March 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind Don Quixote? Leonid Fleishaker: Don Q is a part of a basic repertoire of any major company. This is a full story ballet that is quite popular around the world. It is almost a must that Moscow City Ballet had to bring this wonderful ballet into their repertoire […]

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National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica | 2015

| March 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Dance Mogul: How does the NDTC bring together Jamaica’s culture and present it visually through the arts? NDTC: The NDTC derives its style and approach to dance theatre by a study of Jamaica’s traditional folk forms. The folk culture of music and dance and the idiosyncrasies that make us uniquely Jamaican are abstracted, distilled and […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine | The Giving Tree

| March 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre | Performs at NJPAC for Black History Month

| March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lula Washington Dance Theatre: Special Five Star Review: @ NJPAC 2015 Dance Mogul Magazine on assignment: Special thanks to DMM Editor-In-Chief  Flo Jenkins On Thursday, February 26th, Dance Mogul Magazine witnessed the artistic brilliance of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre at the New Jersey Performance Art Center in Newark, New Jersey. It was a pleasure […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Clarissa Lapolla

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

    Dance Mogul Magazine featuring the photographic styling of Clarissa Lapolla.  –Welcome to “Pas Du Monde” An exploration into the many forms of cultural expressions of dance! Download for free click here No matter what part of the world we live in, personal expression of the soul is vital. This personal expression is the […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Cecile Klaus Exclusive

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo by: Alexandre Guys Dmm: Who and what have been your inspirations in dance and in life? Cecile: Tons of dancers would answer the same: Michael Jackson! Then music videos of the 90’s wouldn’t let me go to sleep without dancing my sweat off. Later, I started training at a dance conservatory where I discovered […]

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BodyStories | Teresa Fellion Dance

| February 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: Can you take us behind the scenes of these projects? What is the inspiration and what is the process of manifesting these projects? Teresa Fellion: The Mantises Are Flipping (P.S. I’ll have whatever they’re having) has been a long-term project created in three separate worlds. The inspiration to start this project originally came […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine behind the scenes of Zest Collective Performance Art “A Matter of Heart.”

| February 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Music by: Antoine Bennett Originally conceived in 2011 by visual artist Brian Michael Reed, “A Matter of Heart” is a performance-based installation that combines elements of nature, art, dance, and music.  In January 2015 Reed commissioned ZEST COLLECTIVE Contemporary Performance Art’s Artistic Director Gentry Isaiah George to create an enhanced and redesigned exhibition performance to […]

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GOTHAM CHAMBER OPERA |Final Production of 2014-2015 Season |The U.S. and World Stage Premieres of

| February 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What is the inspiration behind The Tempest Songbook? Luca Veggetti: Inspiration often operates on multiple and different levels, but inevitably the work to be staged itself has to be for me the source from which imagination springs.  In this case, the form is as singular as it is powerfully suggestive: a songbook, ready […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine presents | Callie Nichole Lyons | Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign (A Short Film)

| February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Callie can be seen in our Female MOGULS on the Rise issue click the picture below. DMM: What was the motivating force behind this project?   Callie : While in my last semester of grad school, I was initially contacted by a friend Austin Hendrix, who was in conjunction with a staffer for Michelle Obama, to create […]

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Sakinah LeStage & Kiki Ely |AtLA Takeova

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

  Female Dance Moguls ~ Sakinah LeStage & Kiki Ely ~ All photos by: Justin Robinson   Dance Mogul: Who and what have been some of your inspirations in dance and in life? Sakinah LeStage: My inspirations have been Debbie Allen (Director, Choreographer, Actress) and Catherine Brewton (Vice President of BMI Publishing, Billboard Music’s Woman of […]

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