Ballet

Larissa Gerszke From Ottawa to the World

– Theik Smith Photography @theikphoto Dance Mogul: You’ve been on tour consistently for the past couple of years, can you tell us what those experiences have been like for you? Larissa Gerszke:…

Alison Stroming | Changing the Narrative for Ballerinas

Photo: @jordanmatter Dance Mogul: What inspired you to dance? Alison: I was born in Recife, Brazil and was adopted when was I was eight months old. My four siblings all danced growing…

CHRISTOPHER | 2017 Review

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…

Gierre J. Godley | CHRISTOPHER Exclusive

  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…

Silva Dance Company | Curumin 2017

    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…

Dan Lai | Love is Love Choreographer Showcase 2017

  “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…

Eva Maze | With Ballet in My Soul

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…

Chantal’ Ashantè Hill | Manifesting the Spiritual Ballerina

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…

Alysathestar | Becoming The Next JLo

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…

Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Destiny Wimpye

  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…

Yan Zhuang | Balancing Life In The States

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…

Go To Heaven Dance Company | Dancing For A Higher Purpose

  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…

Olivia Hutcherson | Fighting Back With Dance

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.…

Arch Contemporary Ballet | 2016 World Premieres

Arch-Contemporary-Ballet-Replica- Photo-by-Noel-Valero-Choreographer-Sheena-Annalise     PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Friday, November 18th 8:00 pm Saturday, November 19th 2:00 pm (Autism Friendly performance)  Saturday, November 19th 8:00 pm  $25 General Admission, Arch for Autism performance $20…

Elite Academy of Dance |Keeping Sight Of The Bigger Picture

  Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind your studio? Lauren Mangano Callahan: Elite Academy of Dance is located in Shrewsbury MA, and we are in our 9th season of business. The inspiration…

Benjamin Briones Ballet | The Round Table

    Dance Mogul: Tell us about the purpose of your upcoming production? Benjamin Briones: Benjamin Briones Ballet is about to be 4 years in existence since we premiered as a contemporary…

Destiny Wimpye | Leaping Hurdles To Your Destiny

Photo By: Aaron Lacy Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Destiny Wimpye: I was inspired to dance after taking my first recreational class at Starbound Dance Company in Conyers, Ga. When…

Ai Shimatsu l Getting In Formation

Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Ai Shimatsu: My parents took me to Tokyo Disney Land when I was little. I saw one of the shows and I remember the dancers…

Alisa Aslanova | Glorifying Ballet In Multiple Ways

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing? Alisa: There wasn’t a specific inspiration. I just came to love ballet very much and this love is forever. Having touched this art…

Sisley Loubet | Keeping On My Toes

Photo Credit: Scott Hebert Photo Credit: Little Shao Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing Sisley: I think it’s a mixture of different things. First, I’ve always loved dancing. In French…

Liz LeGrande | Living A Life Defined By Courage

  Dance Mogul: What inspired you to start dancing?   Liz: My parents introduced me to dance at the age of 4 hoping I would burn off some energy. Little did they…

JoVonna Parks | Finding Stability

Photo Credit: Jamy Hsu  Dance Mogul: What has been some of the hardships you have encountered while pursuing your dreams? JoVonna: Well, pursuing your dreams will always be hard no matter what, but…

Khalia Campbell | Over Coming Our Fears and Doubts

    Photo Credit: @JREIDPHOTO Dance Mogul: What has been some of the hardships you have encountered while pursuing your dreams? Khalia: I know what you’re probably thinking, here goes the “Colored…

Kamille King | NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographer

Dance Mogul: How does it feel to be able to showcase your art on NJPAC’s Emerging Choreographers platform? Kamille King: The Emerging Choreographers Program is a platform for artists to create, and…

Choreographers Canvas 2016 | Exclusive

Dance Mogul: What was the purpose of this year’s production? Justin Boccitto: This year we wanted to focus on our new collaboration with the 92nd Street Harkness Dance Center. The Y is…

ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET | Château

  Dance Mogul: What is the purpose of your current production?   Arch Contemporary Ballet (ACB) challenges the past and launches into the future with new pointe work, new music, and new ideas…

2016 Young Choreographers Festival

  May 23th, 2016      PLEASE JOIN US: The Young Choreographer’s Festival Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space Saturday, June 18th, 2016 at 8pm   Celebrating its 7th year of presenting…

Press Release | March 2016 | ZEST visits Fort Lauderdale, FL

South Florida native son Gentry George, returns home from Washington Heights, NYC to present a special one-night performance titled, “The Courageous Chapel,  Abandoning Theater,” at the Broward County Main Library Theater in Fort…

ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET: WORLD PREMIERE NOV 7TH

TWELVE DANCERS AND FOUR MOVING MUSICIANS PRESENT ONE WORLD PREMIERE BY ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET ABOUT ARCH CONTEMPORARY BALLET Founded in 2013, New York City’s Arch Contemporary Ballet was established with a bold…

Dance Mogul Magazine Exclusive Interview | Sakina Ibrahim

DMM: What was the inspiration behind your book? Sakina Ibrahim: I have been teaching dance for about 10 years, while I was doing research on black youth and dance empowerment in Graduate…

Pharaohs of Memphis | DAMN Film Series

Dance Mogul Magazine had the honor of screening the latest success story of the Memphis Jookin culture thanks to the DAMN Film Series at the Theater Lab Annex on 4/27/15. Dance Mogul Magazine…

Dance Mogul Magazine | Defining Women of Grace | April 2015

File Type: Downloadable PDF File size: 11 MB Dear Readers: With the success of our 2014 magazine that focused on building self-esteem, a publication that was written to help young female dancers,…

Alternative Society | 2015 Review

Special Review Alternative Society Hosted by: Leandro Silva Location: Manhattan Bridges High School | NYC Date: 3-21-2018 Alternative Society opened with a great energy in “Segredo Da Fe.” It was a perfect indication that…

Howard University | Honors Brown Ballerinas | 2015 Review

It was an honor to witness Howard University’s event “Honoring Brown Ballerinas.” The event featured a special Q & A with ABT’s premier soloist Misty Copeland. The event was curated by Royce…

The Giving Tree | 2015 Review

Special Review The Giving Tree Hosted by: Shelly Hutchinson Location: The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance | NYC Date: 3-28-2015 We are now in the age of purpose.  With that being said…

Moscow City Ballet’s Don Quixote | 2015

Dance Mogul: What was the inspiration behind Don Quixote? Leonid Fleishaker: Don Q is a part of a basic repertoire of any major company. This is a full story ballet that is…

Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Cecile Klaus Exclusive

Photo by: Alexandre Guys Dmm: Who and what have been your inspirations in dance and in life? Cecile: Tons of dancers would answer the same: Michael Jackson! Then music videos of the…

Sakinah LeStage & Kiki Ely |AtLA Takeova

Female Dance Moguls ~ Sakinah LeStage & Kiki Ely ~ All photos by: Justin Robinson   Dance Mogul: Who and what have been some of your inspirations in dance and in life? Sakinah…

Suzanne Beahrs Dance

  Dance Mogul: What is the inspiration for Rise? Suzanne Beahrs: The inspiration for RISE came from thinking about dance education. Modern dance places value on being yourself, and I love seeing…

AMANDA SELWYN DANCE THEATRE

    Dance Mogul: What can the audience expect during your anniversary year?   Amanda Selwyn: For my 15th Anniversary year, audiences can expect to see a true celebration of the signature…

Douglas Dunn & Dancers presents | World Premiere of Aidos

Dance Mogul: What can the world expect from Aidos?   Douglas Dunn: Aidos celebrates the uplifting uselessness of bodies in aestheticized motion. The subtext of the piece is that no matter how hard we…

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