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Drew Jacoby

Drew Jacoby, contemporary ballerina, has worked with Alonzo King, Complexions, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, Sylvie Guillem, Desmond Richardson, Lightfoot Leon, Mia Michaels, Dutch National Ballet, Lar Lubovitch, and Christopher Wheeldon. She is the founder of DancePulp. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in August 2012.

VIDEO: Sidra Bell

The Creative Approach Season 3: Episode 4 | 5:17 Choreographer, dancer, teacher, and director Sidra Bell discusses her perspective on the artistry of dance and her creative approach to it. She also speaks about the advice she would give to her younger self. See our other Sidra Bell video (Intellect…

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VIDEO: Sidra Bell

Intellect and Physicality Season 3: Episode 3 | 6:35 For Sidra Bell, all roads led to dance. But the path was anything but direct. From a journey that began at the age of eight at the Dance Theater of Harlem and included an unlikely, yet critical diversion at Yale University,…

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VIDEO: Yumiko Takeshima

You Put What Inside Your Pointe Shoes? Season 2: Episode 15 | 8:42 In our first video with Yumiko Takeshima she discussed her career path and her dancewear company. Now the Dresden Semperoper Ballett principal describes what she believes are her unique characteristics as a dancer and how they have…

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VIDEO: Christian Spuck

I Don’t Want To Live In My Own Little World Season 2: Episode 14 | 11:20 Choreographer/Artistic Director Christian Spuck (Ballet Zurich) talks about his choreographic influences, shares frustrations with the ballet world, and describes what characteristics he prefers in the dancers with whom he works.

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Video: Susan Jaffe

A Ballerina’s Career In a Nutshell Season 2: Episode 13 | 18:25 Former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Susan Jaffe recounts the story of her discovery by Mikhail Baryshnikov and how it launched her long, superstar career.

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Heather Lang

Former Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark dancer and Radio City Rockette Heather Lang talks about her experiences as a commercial dancer and shares her insights on to what makes for a successful career.

Ellen Bar

New York City Ballet Director of Media Projects (and former NYCB soloist) and dance advocate Ellen Bar speaks extensively on why dance, and the arts in general, are a necessary part of our lives.