Looking forward to Summer!

By Andrew Fassbender / May 18, 2022

We have summer on the mind here at the studio…   As you surely do now that all of your competitions are over and your Spring performances are winding down.   Congrats on finishing another year of dance traning/performances!  We hope that you have a chance to give your body some rest before jumping into … Read more

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Translating 3 Dimensional Movement Into 2D

By Andrew Fassbender / April 30, 2022

“I just want to look good.  This is not just my self confidence, my career depends on it”  The number one cause of anxiety for all dancers prior to a shoot. Here’s the story we hear every day… You’ve spent years training, 30 hours a week in the studio, privates, PT, conditioning, hundreds of shoes … Read more

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What To Expect: Why the flow of your shoot is crucial

By Andrew Fassbender / April 30, 2022

What to expect; Why the flow of your shoot is a crucial tool in achieving the high performing images you want…   Workflows – we are all familiar with them.  The flow of a class (warm up, barre, center, allegro, cool down), is similar to a workOUT flow… maybe you have encountered a project workflow … Read more

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I am a dancer and I am grateful

By rachelneville / August 30, 2021

I can’t imagine I am the only one who took dance—everything about it—for granted. Sure, I miss performing, I miss taking dance class with my friends, and I miss dressing up to go to the theater every once in a while. But on a deeper level, I miss the magic of dance as a live … Read more

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I am a dancer and I have work to do

By rachelneville / August 23, 2021

Back in April we talked a lot about personal branding—honing in on what you value and letting that inform and inspire how you show up in the world (on stage, online, and everywhere in between). For Georgina Pazcoguin (aka “The Rogue Ballerina”), her advocacy and creativity off the stage make as much of an impact … Read more

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I am a dancer and I do more than dance

By rachelneville / August 16, 2021

In the corporate world, working from home has inspired a fascinating idea…Does the 40-hour in-office work week really equate to success and efficiency? Turns out, people work best when they have control over their schedules—that means more flexibility, greater work-life balance, and less adherence to the hustle mentality.  What could this mean for the dancer? … Read more

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I am a dancer and I am resilient

By rachelneville / August 9, 2021

We are resilient AF. We will set up for morning ballet barre at our kitchen counter, choreograph full out combinations in our bedroom, and teach to a Brady Bunch-like computer screen of tiny Zoom boxes. Nothing—we repeat, nothing—will keep us from dancing.  In early March 2020, Lizz Picini was teaching weekly sold-out theater classes at … Read more

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I am a dancer and…

By rachelneville / August 2, 2021

Oh no, not another blog about the pandemic… Wait! Hear us out – This one is different!   Back in March we took the topic head on, finally putting into words the pandemic’s effect on our industry, on our psyche, and on our hearts. The landscape is ever-changing and the future is still so uncertain. … Read more

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Overcoming the hustle emotionally

By rachelneville / July 26, 2021

Megan Levinson has been a Radio City Rockette for over 10 years. Being a Rockette is not all candy canes and rhinestones. The job demands incredible physical, mental, and emotional strength. In addition to Radio City, She has had the opportunity to work with, workshop and perform Mia Michaels choreography. Megan’s other credits include performing … Read more

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Overcoming the hustle mentally

By rachelneville / July 19, 2021

By guest blogger, Jess Spinner (The Whole Dancer) Getting back to dance after the summer break or time off — it’s normal to feel like you have to go full force. There’s a pressure to get back to peak performance instantly. But it takes time. It’s so important to give yourself time to support yourself … Read more

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