July 9, 2017

July 9, 2017

New York’s School of Performing Arts

It is famous now because of the resurgence in interest in the movie FAME, which was based upon the unique idea Dr. Keller had whilst being the principal of what they called a JD ( Juvenile delinquent) school in the 1940s....

July 8, 2017

Seeing Dance History Live

In looking through my wall of ballet and performances dvd’s, to support the pointe and dance history courses I am teaching and coaching, I find I am transported back in history to my early youth, when Sol Hurok began to bring European and Russi...

June 8, 2017

Begin with your deep love of this art form, in all its disciplines. Building a sense of respect and reverence for the history brings you an enormous library of information and inspiration.

 One of the questions I am always asked is why I do not have bunions ! And my answer is always the same - I did not develop them by curling my little toes under and rolling my arches inward....

The other day, after a productive private session wiht a young competitor on...

June 5, 2017

While my two little kittens Ringer and Misty were growing up I started taking formal ballet classes with Margaret Craske at the Metropolitan opera house in New York City.

Each time I would come home, my mother and father would ask me to show them what I had learned that...

June 5, 2017

When I was little, my mother worked for a TV producer who had a beautiful basset hound named Morgan. He was such a love. MOrgan became a famous TV star. A character in the TV show had the same jowly, droopy face, so the audience would see the two faces alike. Humor in...

June 3, 2017

I am beginning this blog with excerpts from 8 years of writing for Dancer Newspaper, now defunct. I wrote a technical Ballet Teaching column every month. I taught at Steps for over 29 years. I started writing this in 1994. Enjoy!

"I am  most often asked questions, by te...

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