Empowerment

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…

National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica | 2015

Dance Mogul: How does the NDTC bring together Jamaica’s culture and present it visually through the arts? NDTC: The NDTC derives its style and approach to dance theatre by a study of…

Dance Mogul Magazine featuring Clarissa Lapolla

    Dance Mogul Magazine featuring the photographic styling of Clarissa Lapolla.  –Welcome to “Pas Du Monde” An exploration into the many forms of cultural expressions of dance! Download for free click…

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…

BodyStories | Teresa Fellion Dance

  Dance Mogul: Can you take us behind the scenes of these projects? What is the inspiration and what is the process of manifesting these projects? Teresa Fellion: The Mantises Are Flipping…

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…

New York Theatre Ballet presents | Cinderella

  Dance Mogul: What is the inspiration for the series? Diana Byer: Once Upon A Ballet began many years ago as a way to introduce inner-city children to dance, music, design and…

Kim Gingras | Taking Risk and Remaining Humble

Kim Gingras, French-Canadian dancer from Montreal, started training at the age of 15. It was only halfway through University, while studying physical therapy, that she decided to take her passion for dance…

Knemesis Dance Crew Presents | Khaotik 4

Dance Mogul: What are some new ways that you guys are approaching combining arts and education? Knemesis Dance Crew: This competition benefits the University Community because it attracts people from all areas…

Richard Maddock | The Keys to Dancing

Dance Mogul: When did you fall in love with music? Richard Maddock: I’ve always loved music! I started piano lessons when I was three years old and throughout my childhood and adolescence…

The Ying Yang Twins | Defining Success as Music Artist

  Dance Mogul: Before your record deal, how long were you guys pounding the pavement and what were some of the hardships you encountered? Kaine: Before the record deal we encountered all different…

Kari Taylor | Born to Sing

Singer/songwriter Kari Taylor has found herself living her dream – writing, recording, performing and acting. This year Kari made some amazing accomplishments  preparing to release her second self- financed, single and being…

Epic Collaboration | Atlanta’s Next Generation

Epic Collaboration or EC FAM for short was started in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2011 by EC  members Marshall Cooper, a.k.a. WestTragedy, Eshad Gladman, a.k.a. Spazz, and Branden Robinson, a.k.a. Matrix. This…

Sue Samuels | Preparing for JAZZ ON THE WESTSIDE

Dance Mogul: What is the inspiration for putting a new spin on West Side Story? Sue Samuels: My original inspiration came when a friend of mine, Milly Rockefeller, put the CD of…

TC Eckstein | Masterminding High Quality Sound

Theresa Eckstein, a native of Springfield, MA started pursuing her passion for music at 8 years old. She is the granddaughter of the late great Jazz Singer/Musician, Billy Eckstein. Influenced by a…

Kara Mack | Cultivating the African Diasporic in America

Kara Mack is an African & Afro-diasporic dancer, singer, choreographer and renaissance woman who has created a new online publication, Africa in America: Music, Dance & Culture Magazine, launching on September 20th.…

Alex Kim | Keeping the Spirit of Hustle Alive

Dance Mogul Magazine believes you dont have to wait until throwback Thursday or flashback Friday to indulge and appreciate history. Dance Mogul was honored to take the time with Alex Kim to…

Young Homeless & Hungry in America

New Image Emergency Shelter 3804 Broadway Place, Los Angeles (MUST call 211 for referral) 323-231-1711   Door of Hope 669 North Los Robles Ave., Pasadena 626-304-9130   Good Shepherd Center for Homeless…

Storyboard P | Covering Rihanna’s “Love Song”

Who remembers “close your eyes”? The collaboration that Storyboard P did with The Bullitts, Lucy Liu and Jay Electronica. Well, Story is back at again with Marc Baptiste Photography, Inc. and will…

Storyboard P | Wanting More For The Culture

  Dance Mogul Magazine caught up with Storyboard P while he is currently on tour in Japan. P is preparing to come back to the states for some more big projects that…

DOMO | Preparing for DOMONATION

Dance Mogul Magazine has had the pleasure of watching this R&B/POP sensation hit the ground running in her pursuit for greatest. DOMO has paid her dues as a dancer and performing artist,…

Ladia Yates | Shining the Light on Street Dance with USHER

Ladia Yates 2014  Street Dancers have always been apart of major productions. Some times the roles were big like Michael Jackson productions and sometimes the roles were small, like the opportunities the…

Broken Road | A Story of Ultimate Forgiveness

Story telling has always been associated with dance in every genre. The more stories that are told the more inspiration, empowerment and information is spread. What some may see as entertainment, many…

Yaminah Legohn | A Meaning Behind Every Dance

Passionate, dedicated, and hardworking is the least to say about Yaminah Legohn, choreographer, teacher, professional dancer and performer of West African, Dancehall/Reggae, Hip Hop, Jazz and Modern dance styles. Legohn holds a…

All Dance Everything Expo | Back to School Event

Dance Mogul Magazine had the honor of covering the All Dance Everything Expo in Memphis TN 2014. This particualr dance event had a positive twist to it, community organizers were able to…