Celebrating 5 Years Los Angeles Dance Festival Hits Stride

Marshall Ayers Dance, Performing Arts

The dance scene in Los Angeles is ever changing, but the Los Angeles Dance Festival isn’t going anywhere. Presented by Brockus Project Dance and Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) the fifth edition of LADF is here to connect the community to high quality affordable dance concerts. Committed to fostering and promoting the vibrant art of dance that is being created in …

Community Engagement is Not Optional for the Arts

Leslie Scott Career Advice, Dance, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

MALAYSIA 2016: “So, what brings you here?” asks the woman sitting next to me in a Kuala Lumpur coffee shop during BODYART’s most recent ‘Decay Project’ venture. A simple and direct question, but one with pretty deep roots in my personal ideology and purpose. Me: Well, I’m here to engage with a new community about a shared topic through movement. …

Starting Your Dance Career in The City of Angels

Leslie Scott Beyond, Career Advice, College, Dance, Getting Started, Performing Arts

As scores of young dance graduates are licking the stamps on their graduation invites, the question on so many family members’ lips ring “So, what’s the next move for your dance career?” With the ‘WHAT’ hinging so fully on the ‘WHERE,’ young dance professionals have a more diverse map of options than ever before. At one time the only US …

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Student Profile Madison Vomastek

Samantha Jacobs Artist Profiles, College, Dance, Dance, High School, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Spring Dance Performance April 28 and 29 Los Angeles is known as one of the arts capitals of the U.S., but for a long time, one of LA’s most prominent schools did not feature a dance department. That all changed in 2012 when Glorya Kaufman founded the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. The school …

Women Take the Lead at Los Angeles Dance Festival

Marshall Ayers Beyond, College, Dance, Events, Opportunities, Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Student Resources

The 2016 Los Angeles Dance Festival is April 14 – 23 LA. Two simple letters bring a light to the eye of dreamers. This is the city built by people with dreams that had the nerve, persistence and guts to make their vision a reality. Dance in LA has the same DNA of dreams. This is where the new art form …

How to Get Your First Dance Gig

Marshall Ayers Career Advice, Dance, How To, Performing Arts

You’ve spent years training, taking classes, rehearsing and performing, and you’re finally ready to start auditioning for a professional dance gig! Congratulations! Of course, you go to auditions to show off your dance skills, but there are a lot of things you can do before and after your turn to increase your chances of getting hired. We’ve seen lots of …

A Career in the Arts is a Tapestry – Choreographer Kate Hutter

Laura Young Artist Profiles, Career Advice, Dance, Dance, Getting Started, Performing Arts

Kate Hutter is co-founder of the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company (LACDC) and was Artistic Director from 2005 – 2015. She holds a BFA in Theatrical Design from University of Southern California and an MFA in Dance/Choreography from Purchase College, SUNY and has presented her choreography at prestigious venues throughout L.A. including the Broad Stage, Celebrate Dance at the Alex Theater, …

CSSSA People – Leslie Fraser

Heidi Kershaw Artist Profiles, Dance, Performing Arts, Sponsors

Meet Leslie Leslie Fraser is a 2003 CSSSA (California State Summer School for the Arts) dance alum who now enjoys working in her field of interest, dance! She reflects on her life as a CSSSA student and credits it with being the bedrock of her work ethic. The intense time commitment charged Fraser to rehearse eight hours per day in class, …

3 Tips for Beginning Ballet Partnering For Girls

Marshall Ayers Career Advice, Dance, Performing Arts

After hours of barre, relentless plies and tendus, and working up strength in pointe shoes, a dancer then faces ballet partnering. Whether your first opportunity comes from a summer intensive or from your home studio, partnering can be a rarity due to the surfeit of ballerinas and deficit of ballerinos. But, partnering is valuable training, and feels just a step …