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  • Advice

    1 Resource for High School Performers

    Backstage chats with the vice president of artistic programs at the National YoungArts Foundation, Lisa Leone, about why organizations that help young artists are so essential, how older performers can benefit from volunteering their time, and how her students inspire her.

  • Interview

    Add Some Velocity to Your Dance Career

    Attention Seattle performers! Velocity Dance Center has made it its mission to advance the field of contemporary dance by fostering artistic connections among its community.

  • Interview

    The Inside Scoop on Broadway Dance Center

    Looking for a studio that caters to what you want out of your dance experience (and what you might not have known you wanted)? Backstage chats with Broadway Dance Center about what they have to offer recreational and professional dancers alike.

  • News

    WATCH: 3 Forward-Thinking Regional Dance Companies

    Make sure your knowledge of contemporary dance styles is on pointe with the top dance companies and studios in Atlanta, Chicago, and Dallas!

  • Interview

    The Unlikely Combination of Ballet and Flex

    To celebrate our Dance Issue, Backstage speaks with Michele Wiles and Jay Donn, artists pushing the boundary of disciplines and melding classical ballet with Brooklyn street dance, flex, for their upcoming show “Something Sampled,” happening now through Nov. 7.

  • Interview

    How to Ignite Fire and Life Onstage

    When Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett co-founded U.K.-based physical theater company Frantic Assembly, they changed the way today’s choreographers and directors approach live storytelling.

  • News

    Alvin Ailey Dance and Others Get National Cinematic Run

    The modern dance company is partnering with Lincoln Center at the Movies as a part of its “Great American Dance” film series—also featuring Ballet Hispanico, the New York City Ballet, and the San Francisco Ballet—to bring audiences across the nation closer to the art form.

  • Interview

    2 Very Different Dances Come to B’way This Fall

    “On Your Feet!” and “Dames at Sea” promise an exciting—and varied—season of dance thanks to choreographers Sergio Trujillo and Randy Skinner.

  • News

    Free Dance Festival Comes to Brooklyn

    Looking to see some great dance performances? Brooklyn and White Wave will be hosting the 2015 Dumbo Dance Festival, a four-day celebration of movement.

  • Interview

    On the High Seas of Performance Success

    Backstage chats with Carnival creatives Kristin Alexis Turner and John Tartaglia about the perks of working on a cruise line, why it’s great for your performance arsenal, and unexpected talents you’ll acquire!