Wrote a new article for LA Dance Chronicle on mentoring in the COVID era. Featuring Justine Menter and Michelle Elkin. Two very inspiring women! Check it out!
Fun new article in The Show Report. Thanks to David Šášik for the chat!
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Here is a screen shot from the editing dock......
Dancers: Darby Epperson and Ryan Ruiz
Director: Bradley Bentz
DP/editor: Matthew Clay
I am working on a really cool film project. Matt Richter, an amazing lighting and sound designer and the Technical Director for the LGTB Center in Los Angeles is also a composer. He asked me to choreograph a short film...so I'm doing it. Here are some preview shots with my two gorgeous dancers, Darby Epperson and Ryan Ruiz.
Gorgeous Eva Ariel Binder was nominated for a Young Artist Academy award and rocked my jewelry on the virtual red carpet. This kid (she is only twelve!) is the real deal, a multi-talented powerhouse! I work with her as a ballet coach and was so thrilled when she wanted to wear this vintage filigree set to the ceremony. Watch out for her. She is already so accomplished and she has so many plans!
And by heading, I mean spending a lot more time at my computer while staying in Los Angeles and continuing to work! I have been accepted into the MFA program at Goddard College and will continue to study how bullying in ballet creates the foundation of inequity with regard to gender, feminism and race in dance. I will be pursuing both research and performance creation tracks.
What a lovely morning chatting with Brianne Zborowski of Apolla Performance Wear about all things dance. The Apolla Challenge is continuing through August 15, so if you want the awesome ruby necklace, or any of the other fantastic items, go bid!! https://www.apollaperformance.com/pages/for-the-love-of-dance-challenge.
Apolla Dancewear is doing an amazing fundraising challenge to help raise monies for dance studios so devastated by the current state of the nation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I was nominated by Michelle Elkin. I am donating a ruby necklace with a tiny heart to symbolize the love that we all have for our dance studios. I then nominated the amazing dance photographer Joelle Martinique for the next round.
Click here to see all details and to bid on this fun ruby bauble.
Check out my newest piece on the amazing and inspiring Celia Fushille, the Artistic Director of Smuin Contemporary Ballet. Click Here.
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