Julie Kent — DANCER

Julie Kent

  Julie Kent, the new director of the Washington Ballet, watches intently as one of her dancers soars. The dancer’s shoes squeak on the floor as he spins, and sweat flies off his face. Music booms from a sound system in the corner. Victor Barbee, the company’s associate artistic director and Kent’s husband, calls out […]

Dawn Noel — ACTOR / DANCER


Interview with Actor / Dancer Dawn Noel —   1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Dawn Noel and I am a professional dancer, actor, model, producer and personal trainer.     2. Why acting / dance? I’ve been acting, dancing and performing my whole life. It’s a release of […]

The School That Saved Art!

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  BRIDGEPORT, CONN. — Second-grader Yadeliz Santiago is joyously mashing black magic marker into a mound of white putty. She’s shaping the gray mass to depict a stage in the life cycle of a ladybug.

Little Goddess Trybe – DANCERS


    Interview with Little Goddess Trybe directors Heather Emory and Shonkista Stephens Little Goddess Trybe is located in Sherman, TX USA (An hour away from Dallas and 15 minutes south of the Oklahoma border- area known as Texoma)   1. Who are you and what do you do? We are Little Goddess Trybe! We […]

Melissa Stockwell – DANCER

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Interview with Melissa Stockwell, Hoop Dancer 1. Who are you and what do you do? My name is Melissa Stockwell. Some people may remember me by my maiden name, Melissa McLaughlin. I am 27 years old and live in Titusville, Pennsylvania. I am a professional hoop dance instructor and performer. I teach hooping and hoop […]

Anatolia the Fire Goddess – DANCER


Anatolia the Fire Goddess is an international belly dancer based out of New York City and Connecticut. The Fire Goddess weaves a spectacular story with her technique, creativity and skill. She is notorious for her unique style and custom props and costumes; including a ten foot golden fire dress (tanora), fire isis wings, crystal ball […]

RAiL Arts Project – Reading, Pa.


Please check out our VIDEO! Reading Arts In Local-motion, or RAiL, is a project that will bring the arts to the community — literally and figuratively. All too often, segments of the Greater Reading community feel alienated from the arts. To some of our neighbors, art is inaccessible. Our goal is to change that! There […]

CPYB – Ballet Lessons/Life Lessons


4 Lessons Ballet Taught Me About Life Ballet has taught me a great deal about life. Sounds too simple? Not at all. Each day I was challenged to grasp the technical grace and precision of one of the most beautiful of art forms. Yet, I would never have grown if it were not for the […]



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Dance Toolbox

Please feel free to submit suggested additions. This Toolbox is meant to be a resource for anyone interested in dance.   TOP DANCE SCHOOLS IN THE WORLD AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE 890 Broadway, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10003 212-477-3030 (email form) BRENT STREET SCHOOLS 122 Lang Road, Moore Park NSW 2021, Australia +61 […]