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SHEstreet | The Rise of A Goddess

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?    SHE: I was always a bit of a natural “wiggler” as a young child! I watched a lot of Michael Jackson concerts, James Brown, and even Earth, Wind & Fire. My mother was an avid watcher of “classic movies,” so I watched a lot of Fred […]

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Kiki Ely | StepUp:High Water | Step Sisters

| January 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

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LaShonté Anderson | Emerging From Darkness to A Goddess

| December 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

📸 :  PWorkz As a dance magazine we encounter dancers all the time, but in this day an age we are coming across multi-talented individuals that are using all of their gifts to help them progress. When LaShonté first came on our radar seven years ago, she was paving her lane in the Memphis Jookin battle […]

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Sylencer | Let’s Talk About It | Lite Feet

| December 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

📸 : Alex Shi Photography It’s amazing to watch young people mature and grow, what’s even more amazing is when they already have a strong foundation of self and they understand the responsibility of uplifting themselves, their elders, their peers and their overall environment. These are the attributes that first attracted Dance Mogul Magazine to Lite Feet and […]

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Nemesis | Let’s Talk About It | Breaking

| December 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  As a brand that claims to service the people you have to understand you dont know it all and you will need help providing quality service if you wish to do it correctly. Bboy Nemesis and Bboy Bebo were some of the first to engage us and teach us the ins and outs of […]

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Slim Boogie | Let’s Talk About It | Popping

| December 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  In today’s era of dance, choreography gets most of the praise, but in actuality people are being praised for looking like someone else or doing what everyone else is doing. At Dance Mogul Magazine we encourage individuals to be different, expand their dance vocabulary and artistry. We know everyone doesn’t know how to naturally […]

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FireLock | Let’s Talk About It | Locking

| December 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The fourth installment of “Let’s Talk About It” soars to great heights with the Flying Prince of Locking “FireLock”. Fire has one of the greatest teachers of not only the locking dance, but he also serves as the epitome of maximizing power “Shock-A-Lock”. It’s no question that when you combine applied knowledge and talent […]

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Princess Lockerooo | Let’s Talk About It | Waacking

| December 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

📸 : Kate Singh and Aevum Images Photography Studio Our third installment of the “Let’s Talk About It” series finds us chatting with International Dance Star Princess Lockerooo. Lockerooo has been an international ambassador of the street dance style called “Waacking” for many years. She is able to see how other countries embrace the dance, the culture […]

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Daniel Price | Let’s Talk About It | Memphis Jookin

| December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

  The second part of our “Let’s Talk About It” series takes us to the south, where not only rap is thriving, but dance is becoming the new gold rush. Daniel Price, the King of Memphis Jookin and Co-Founder of Digital Dance Culture took the time to drop some knowledge on the current potential of […]

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1440 | EverythingBaduStory

| December 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Fresh off of his feature in Jay Z’s 4:44 video, Storyboard P again is ready to tell us another story. This time with one of the most organically talented artist in the world, Ms.Erykah Badu. Storyboard P has been blazing a trail as a visual and movement artist for over 10 years. So to […]

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Buddha Stretch | Let’s Talk About It | Hip Hop Culture

| December 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

  📸 : Little Shao   We at Dance Mogul Magazine take pride in bringing our readers Self-Empowerment and the only way to truly do that is to go to legitimate sources of information when it comes to sharing with others. We wanted to start off our “Let’s talk about it” series with actual dancers, choreographers, and […]

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Selasi Dogbatse | 2017 – Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was it like to perform on VH1s Hip Hop honors?   Selasi Dogbatse: Performing at “Hip Hop honors 2017” was so much fun and it was exciting. I enjoyed the vibe of the people, the audience was on fire and I loved how they put the stage together, the set outside was […]

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Kiira M. Harper | Soul Train Awards | Season 2017

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

📸 : @rkdavis_ent Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Kiira Harper: I actually started dancing at the age of 7 years old. My father put me in dance class after moving from LA, to Long Island, NY and realizing that I did not enjoy playing soccer in the cold months of fall. My parents were […]

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CHRISTOPHER | 2017 Review

| June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photos By: Eric Banderio Gierre Godley’s CHRISTOPHER took inspiration from Snow White but this work very much had a life of its own. CHRISTOPHER seemed very much relevant to today, not only in its physical nature (the choreography) but also in its microscopic look at beauty. From opening to ending, Godley shows us he is a […]

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Shate’ L. Edwards | Paying it Forward

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Looking Back and Paying It Forward:   The importance of Acknowledging Dancers Who’ve Come Before you and of Giving Back to Those to Come   By Shate’ L. Edwards     Just like other art forms, dance is ever-evolving.  There will always be what was, what is, and what’s to come.  Take dance forms […]

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Gierre J. Godley | CHRISTOPHER Exclusive

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Photo By: Esp by Mike Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind this season’s production? Gierre Godley: Through the lens of the Brothers Grimm’s Snow White, CHRISTOPHER looks at beauty & obsession and the implications that popular culture has on them in regards to the LGBTQ community. Photo By: Esp by Mike   Dance Mogul: What do […]

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Hailey Jade | Billboard Music Awards 2017 Exclusive

| June 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Hailey Jade: I’ve always had older friends because they were the daughters of my moms’ friends and some of them were dancing already. I saw that they liked going to dance and I liked how they dressed and I asked my mom to buy me a […]

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Dance Mogul Magazine Featuring Kumari Suraj the Queen of Bollywhack

| June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Available now @ www.dancemogul.com Street Dance is known to have a positive unifying effect. As a result, street dancers have helped change popular culture all over the world. Their work has contributed to helping entertainers sell billions in record sales and more. If you look close enough you will see them in car commercials, clothing […]

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Silva Dance Company | Curumin 2017

| May 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind this season’s production?   Leandro Silva: Curumin” means children in Tupi Guarani, a language native to the Tupi Tribe in Brazil.   I was inspired both Brazilian indigenous and indigenous groups throughout the Americas. Indigenous blood flows through our veins. Our ancestors are our roots. Respect should […]

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Samantha Morales Reyes | Love is Love Choreographer Showcase 2017

| May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Samantha Morales Reyes , also known as Samiam. Born and raised in the South Bronx, officially started dancing at the age of fourteen with NYC’s finest TBB (The Bronx Boys), Rock Steady Crew & KR3TS with Ms.Violeta G , & also worked with Rockafella & Quickstep . She has recently appeared on the show So […]

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Jay DeSean | Love is Love Choreographer Showcase 2017

| May 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Photo By: Jordy DeLeon “I’ve been performing in the Sybarite Love is Love showcase for many years. I’ve been showcasing original work since 2015. Every show is an emotional roller coaster, but I always show up and show out. This most recent show had so many good acts and I really enjoyed myself. I’m […]

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Dan Lai | Love is Love Choreographer Showcase 2017

| May 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

  “Working with my dancers is always a great experience. My choreography doesn’t really fit with the traditional categories of dance, but the women I work with embrace it and challenge themselves to try new things. I’m grateful that Sybarite sees something unique with my choreography and gave me an opportunity to present my work […]

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Koin & Co Dancers | 2017 Junior Programs Showcase

| May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Denise Boutte | Dance Mogul Magazine Excusive

| May 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to get into the arts? Denise: Well, acting chose me. I’m a true Capricorn, meaning that I’m practical. I like to plan, control, and predict. This business, for the most part, offers you anything but the opportunity to do that. After “falling into” acting, all I know is it […]

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Eva Maze | With Ballet in My Soul

| April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired a career for you in the arts?   Eva: Growing up in Europe, I always liked the arts, whether it was classical music, painting or theatre. I especially loved ballet, which started as a child living in Bucharest, Romania, and continued through my studies in New York at Barnard College after my […]

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Kayla Radomski | Exclusive

| April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Kayla: When I was younger my family always had movie musicals such a Singing in the Rain playing and I would ALWAYS try and mimic what they were doing. My family noticed this each time and put me in dance classes when I was 2 years old.  […]

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Maja Keres | 2017 Grammy Exclusive

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Maja: Nothing particular that I’ve seen or heard of. I was just a very curious and active kid, and my parents and grandparents (who were taking care of me while parents were working) noticed that and tried different classes with me. So at the age of 6, […]

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Power Rangers | !LLMIND and ALL DEF DIGITAL Exclusive

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: How did you choose the dancers for this project?   Scott Weintrob: To find the dancers, All Def’s in-house talent team collaborated with The World of Dance to search for dancers who could both represent the Power Rangers and bring their own style to the project. We selected highly skilled Dance Influencers who […]

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JP Dubé | iHeart Music Awards Exclusive

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Wes Klain   Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   JP: When I was a kid, my father always thought I should try out ballet after we went to see the movie, Billy Elliot. I never thought it was for me until several years later, at the age of 16, when I […]

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Elementz Dance Convention 2017

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Elementz Dance Pop-up Workshop Coverage   Elementz Dance Convention is coming to Atlanta, but only with a push from you! The Elementz claim to fame is their ability to bring “celebrity industry working choreographers” to teach the masses; such as JaQuel Knight, Dave Scott, Luam, Jerod Fewell, Rhapsody James, Luther Brown…etc. This is […]

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Us, Naked: Trixie & Monkey | Exclusive

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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Hangzhou launches “Hangzhou in Hollywood” Campaign

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What is the purpose of Hangzhou in Hollywood? Suki Cheung: The Hangzhou Tourism Commission wanted to spread the word about Hangzhou as the best travel destination in Asia. We work out this offline event for them as the venue is close to the red carpet. Riding on the buzz of award-winning movies around […]

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Fulani Bahati | 2017 Grammy Exclusive

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Fulani B: Dancing has always come naturally to me. I truly believe I was put on earth to entertain. Since I was able to walk that’s probably all I did was dance around my house with my older sister Shani. I used to make her teach me dance routines. I would […]

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Ron “R-Truth” Killings | WWE Superstar

| March 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

    Dance Mogul: What inspired you to pursue wrestling? Ron: Change and Opportunity inspired me to consider pursuing wrestling.  I say change because I was at a point in my life where it was time for a change. Change is not always bad, but can be good at times and I was ready for […]

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Jill Gonzalez | NCAA March Madness Tips and Analyst

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What can fans expect different from this year’s March Madness from previous ones? Jill Gonzalez: “This is the 79th year the NCAA tournament will be held, having grown from an eight-team field back in 1939. The University of Kentucky Wildcats hold the school record of 56 appearances, while the UCLA Bruins have the […]

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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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Anthony Lo Cascio | #Taplife – Eyes

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Anthony: Nothing and no-one inspired me more to dance than my parents, or my dance teachers Joe Stanford and Michael Sullivan.  My teachers inspired me when I was younger by sharing the message that I could leave the planet better than I found it without even […]

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Kelsey Menke | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul:  What was it like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Kelsey: It was an amazing experience! It was my first time working with Lady Gaga and my first time performing at the Super Bowl. Both are bucket list items that I got to accomplish in one performance.  The crowd was huge, […]

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Chantal’ Ashantè Hill | Manifesting the Spiritual Ballerina

| February 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo By: Torrance Hill @imagesoflight  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Chantal’: Gods divine influence inspired me to start dancing. It’s my purpose. Dancing in spirit & in truth as a Spiritual Ballerina draws me closer to the essence of my true self. Dance has been apart of me since birth. My beautiful mother […]

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Alysathestar | Becoming The Next JLo

| February 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

Photos By: Erika G. Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Alysathestar: Micheal Jackson inspired me to dance. When I was a baby he had just passed away and the tv was playing all his videos and I wanted to watch it all the time. I would cry if my mom turned it off. […]

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Montana Efaw | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was is like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Montana: It felt magical! Theoretically you can get hired as a dancer to do the Super Bowl with any artist, but the fact I got to do it with Lady Gaga and the whole team that I’ve been working along side […]

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Meagan Nugent | Believing In Yourself

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo Credit :Vince Trupsin (@MrVinny) Dance Mogul:  What inspired you to start dancing? Meagan: My Mother was my inspiration to start dancing. She was pregnant with me while she was a professional swing dancer. She shook me up, down, and every which way. I most likely came out doing the ’twist & shout’.  Dance Mogul: […]

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Ive Jones | Being Proud of Who You Are

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Ive: My mom always tells me she put me in dance when I was two because I had tons of energy and couldn’t stop running around the house. I remember that back then, I just danced because it was fun and I loved the attention. Then as […]

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Kebahb Glanville | Becoming Stronger By Inspiring Others

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Kebahb: I was inspired to dance at a very young age. The mere sound of music from TV commercials, videos, the radio or someone singing, inspired me to move. These moves eventually became my way of expressing my thoughts into my more structured fashion as I began watching […]

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Alexandria Kaye | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

| February 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Dance Mogul: What was it like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Alexandria: Did that really just happen!? Performing at the Super Bowl was one of the most surreal exhilarating experiences I’ve ever had. It was like the best roller coaster ride you’ve ever been on and never want to end. Gaga had […]

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Sabina Lundgren | Super Bowl LI Exclusive

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Photo By @Bemoremedia www.bemoremedia.com   Dance Mogul: What was it like to perform at the Super Bowl this year? Sabina: It was truly a beautiful experience. The Super Bowl is such an epic moment that really brings people together from all over the country. The first time we walked out into NRG stadium I felt […]

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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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Phil Collins | Finding Your Place In The Industry

| November 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Photo by: Q. Burdette Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Phil: There are multiple people who inspired me – Fred Astaire, The King And I, Michael Jackson, Aaliyah – but the video that finally made me beg my mom to take me to a dance class was “Baby One More Time”.   […]

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David Ratcliffe | Walking By Faith

| November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Headshot Photo Credit: Vince Trupsin Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   David: I can specifically recall watching a Saturday morning music TV show way back when I was little. Janet Jackson was performing her latest single “Runaway”. She had a team of backup dancers with her, & I can just remember […]

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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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Asabi Alexander | Just Getting Started

| October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Asabi Alexander: When I was about 10 years old I used to go on YouTube and search random videos with no particular subject. One day I came across a video of a girl named Dymond Cruz. I loved her! Ever since that one video I fell in […]

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