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Victor Mateos

Artist Feature : Victor Mateos Arellano

Nothing is made to be beautiful. My work is the result of ideas and thoughts that need to be expressed. Love, sex, confusion, discovering, re­learning, finding, looking, falling, my own experiences, my sensitivity. I do not care if it is correct or not. If it comes to me by coincidence, I like it even better. I try to use elements that are available to everybody.

John Sorensen-Jolink | photo by Elizabeth Romanski John Sorensen-Jolink | photo by Elizabeth Romanski

Artist Feature: John Sorensen-Jolink

John Sorensen-Jolink is a dancer, choreographer and furniture designer living in Brooklyn, NY. Training: Jefferson High School  (Portland, OR); NYU’s Tisch School (BFA).  Credits: Twyla Tharp (Movin’ Out, Come Fly Away); Punchdrunk (Sleep No More); Tino Seghal (Kiss); Boris Charmatz (Levée des Conflits, 20 Dancers for the XX Century); Lucinda…

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"Dance Foyer at the Opera," Degas "Dance Foyer at the Opera," Degas

Flashback: Emma Livry, 1862

Ballet loves a tragic ingenue: Odette, Giselle, the girl in the red shoes–but the storied lives of its early dancers upstaged the roles they played. It’s hard not to romanticize the 19th century Paris Opera–Degas sketching the feathery dancers from his box above the flickering footlights–but offstage, the lives of his…

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Adam Barruch in "Belladonna" Adam Barruch in "Belladonna"

Artist Feature: Adam Barruch

Adam Barruch began his career as a young actor, performing professionally on Broadway and in film and television, working with prominent figures such as Tony Bennett, Jerry Herman and Susan Stroman. He later received dance training at LaGuardia High School for Music & Art and Performing Arts. After three years,…

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Quinn Wharton | Photo Andrea Mohin Quinn Wharton | Photo Andrea Mohin

Artist Feature: Quinn B Wharton

Quinn B Wharton was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Hawaii. He trained at North Carolina School of the Arts, Houston Ballet Academy, Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and San Francisco Ballet School. He joined The San Francisco Ballet in 2005 and performed a number of leading roles over his…

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artwork by Alice Klock artwork by Alice Klock

Artist Feature Series

Dance is a lifelong discipline of constant practice, study, effort and creativity. More often than we realize, dancers find themselves expressing the creative impulse in mediums other than movement. Whether they sketch, compose, cook, paint, collage, design, photograph or film they find a different side of themselves from the one…

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Jamar Roberts | Photo Andrew Eccles Jamar Roberts | Photo Andrew Eccles

Artist Feature: Jamar Roberts

Jamar Roberts graduated from the New World School of the Arts. He trained at the Dance Empire of Miami and as a fellowship student at The Ailey School. Mr. Roberts was a member of Ailey II and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. He first joined the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in…

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Alice Klock | photo © Todd Rosenberg Photography Alice Klock | photo © Todd Rosenberg Photography

Artist Feature: Alice Klock

Alice Klock began dancing at the age of eleven. 2003-’07 she attended Interlochen Arts Academy and went on to attend the Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet BFA program. In 2009 she was hired into Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s second company and in 2011 she was promoted into the main company. Alice has…

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