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July 2010

20 Questions with Kathi Martuza

Kathi Martuza is a principal dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre. She’s a former dancer at San Francisco Ballet.

1. What is your breakfast of choice?
“A whole wheat tortilla with melted cheese, avocado and arugula-drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper.”

2. What is your pre-performance ritual?
“I put my feet up and take a nap. I drink a cup of black tea while I do my hair and make-up. Then I tape my toes, do a 10 min. floor-barre, and a 15 min. barre, put on my costume and go over a few steps.”

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Video: Tiler Peck

From Competitions and Broadway to New York City Ballet Season 1 : Episode 18 | 11:54 Then New York City Ballet Soloist (now Principal) Tiler Peck reflects on her competition upbringing and how it has shaped her training and career, reveals what makes her nervous, and shares her personal approach…

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Video: David Hallberg

A Classical Ballet Dancer’s Admiration for the Avant Garde Season 1 : Episode 17 | 15:40 American Ballet Theatre principal dancer David Hallberg shares how he rose through the ranks to become a star and shares his passion about forms of performance art other than classical ballet.

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Video: Jamar Roberts

The Artistic Sketches and Choreography of a Creative Dancer Season 1 : Episode 16 | 11:20 Jamar Roberts talks about his experiences performing as a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and shares his sources of inspiration in creating his own choreography.

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Safi Thomas

Safi Thomas speaks about the founding purpose and mission of the Hip Hop Dance Conservatory, unearths the parallel structures of ballet, modern and hip hop, and the discusses the importance of hip hop’s history in its future progress.

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Noelani Pantastico photo © Mark Von Borstel, photo © Angela Sterling

20 Questions with Noelani Pantastico

Noelani Pantastico is a principal dancer with Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo. She’s a former principal at Pacific Northwest Ballet. 1. What is your breakfast of choice? “Usually coffee & toast.” 2. What is your pre-performance ritual? “Usually I like to get to the theater one & a half to 2…

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Video: Wendy Whelan

Life at New York City Ballet After Balanchine Season 1 : Episode 14 | 12:41 Wendy Whelan shares her beginnings in ballet, life at New York City Ballet after Balanchine, and the challenges of a classical background in working with a diverse range of choreographers.

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Ready, Set, DancePulp!

I am delighted to launch DancePulp today! My husband Josh and I have been talking about this for a few years, and last May we decided to go for it. We’re thrilled to finally be bringing it to life.

DancePulp has already evolved so much since its original conception last spring, and we anticipate more development to happen as we learn what the dance community is hungry for.

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