Posts tagged "Dance"

Fabrice Calmels Guest Judge on So You Think You Can Dance

Fabrice Calmels Guest Judge on So You Think You Can Dance
  Fabrice Calmels Guest Judge on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE DO NOT MISS Fabrice on this week’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance, airing Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 8/7c FOX where he will be a guest judge!   Watch and live tweet with Fabrice @fabricecalmels using #SYTYCD. Send tweets of support or ask any... Read more »

Chicago Tribune Sid Smith

Chicago Tribune Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune Sid Smith August 26, 2013 was an amazing day,  It was Sid Smith’s retirement party. Events have rushed me to NY,  and unfortunately I was not in town for Sid’s farewell. Sid has been writing dance, theater, and film reviews/features for the Chicago Tribune for the past 28 years.  A native of Mobile,... Read more »

Your Heroes Secret of Success: Ballet

Today I found myself chuckling again looking at a picture I found on Facebook of James Dean in a ballet class, and I am dying to show all of those macho men out there that think ballet is for ladies, and if a man does it, somehow he is less of a man.  Oh how... Read more »
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Taking the Nutcracker Back to CA

(Finally able to post ) I am now on the plane to California, the Monday following April and my last grand Pas (duet), and it feels a little bit like we have been doing the Nutcracker for two months now.  The traveling is making things seem a little longer than normal, not in a bad... Read more »

Few Facts About Joffrey Ballet's Nutcracker

Just a few fun things to know about the Joffrey Ballet’s Nutcracker.  Don’t forget, we open our Chicago run this Friday December 9th at the Auditorium Theater and run through December 27th (tickets here).  Hope to see you there! #1: The Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker premiered in 1987 at the Hancher Auditorium in Iowa #2: The... Read more »

Thanks LA from the Joffrey

1, 2, 3…the countdown is already happening and my accumulation of various parts is coming and going.  Last night I performed the Nutcracker Prince and had been looking forward to making it a wonderful moment….15 minutes of intense dancing to close the ballet. April Daly was my sugarplum partner last night and she was wonderful.... Read more »
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It's Joffrey Nutcracker Season!

It’s that time again, the Nutcracker.  Back in Chicago we have been working on getting the production up and running once again, getting back the information that was missing from a never dismantled puzzle.  We find ourselves quickly back here again every year, and every year it is as much a celebration.  The Joffrey’s version... Read more »

Fall for Dance

The big city. New York. I flew to NY right after the last show of Don Quixote to be in New York the same night.  I was there in time for the family and friend’s grand opening of City Center on Monday the 24th.  It was a wonderful gala show that I was honored to... Read more »

The Joffrey's Don Quixote

I wanted to write a blog to everyone after Don Quixote to thank Chicagoans for their amazing support.  It is a such an amazing feeling to have a responsive audience, and Don Quixote was accepted by Chicagoans in such a wonderful way. The production involved much more than just dancing…great sets with projections against the... Read more »
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My Afternoon at the South Loop School

On June 2 I was invited to speak about my life and my job at the South Loop School, and I was very excited to do so.  Turns out, it was a very fun morning for me.  I was so happy to talk about my journey, from how it started for me back in Paris... Read more »