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Daniel Ojeda's dancers working on "The Unnatural Pattern" for the 2019 MEN IN DANCE Adjudicated Choreographer Showcase. Join us October 4-5 at Velocity Dance Center. More info at menindance.org ⁣

Sportif was a piece I choreographed for Men in Dance way back in 2014! This was also my first attempt at sewing tear-awa
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Sportif was a piece I choreographed for Men in Dance way back in 2014! This was also my first attempt at sewing tear-away pants... just sayin😎. . P.S. Go see Men In Dance this year, it’s coming up on 10/4-5 at @velocity_seattle🖤 📸 Colleen Dishy . #sportif#menindance#seattledance#rainbowfletcherchoreography#meninheels#trio#strongdancers#lovethem

Happy National Dance Day Thanks to @lorenzopontiggia for the great photo 👏👏👏 #menindance #menstights #tightsthatfit #dan
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Happy National Dance Day Thanks to @lorenzopontiggiafor the great photo 👏👏👏 #menindance#menstights#tightsthatfit#dancewithclass#postlikeeveryoneiswatching

Joel Hathaway's dancers in rehearsal for the 2019 MEN IN DANCE Adjudicated Choreographer Showcase.  So excited to see yo
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Joel Hathaway's dancers in rehearsal for the 2019 MEN IN DANCE Adjudicated Choreographer Showcase. So excited to see you October 4-5 at Velocity Dance Center! http://bit.ly/menindance

There is something magical about rehearsal videos, seeing the behind the scenes of what ends up onstage. We especially l
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There is something magical about rehearsal videos, seeing the behind the scenes of what ends up onstage. We especially love this footage of 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐭 𝐀𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰 𝐏𝐚𝐰𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐢-𝐒𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐫! ⁣ ⁣ Matthew has had wonderful career in the United States and abroad, dancing with Kansas City Ballet, Dutch National Ballet as a grand sujet, and now with Oregon Ballet Theatre as a soloist. He is also a talented choreographer and has been creating news works for many years. Bravo Matthew!⁣ ⁣ #Repost@mskyps⁣ ・・・⁣ We'refinished with studio rehearsals and are starting onstage for Made in Amsterdam!⁣ Dancing Ton Simons pas de deux 'Romance' with the beautiful @ericahorwoodnext Saturday! Our first show of 2017!⁣ #tonsimons#hnbmadeinamsterdam#dutchnationalballet#pasdedeux⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #alum#matthewpawlickisinclair#dutchnationalballet#kansascityballet#oregonballettheatre#menindance#balletarts#balletartstucson#ballettucson #balletlovers#hardworkpayoff #danceintucson#tucsonperformingarts#balletschool#tucson#tucsondance#tucsonfamilies#dancersoftucson#tucsondancers#ballettucsonfamilyfridays

Meet Gennaro Ragione who is joining us for a leading role in Dance of da Vinci 2.0. He hails from Naples, Italy. Follow
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Meet Gennaro Ragione who is joining us for a leading role in Dance of da Vinci 2.0. He hails from Naples, Italy. Follow us to find out more! Did you know Italia wasn’t a country until 1870? @gennarofreason#soniaplumbdance#danceofdavinci2.0#italiandancer#maledancer#maledancers#menindance

Over the past few weeks as I wrapped up a previous project and embarked on a vacation that turned out to be more of an o
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Over the past few weeks as I wrapped up a previous project and embarked on a vacation that turned out to be more of an outreach to all the creatives that I had fallen out of touch with, I had the chance to correspond with a wonderful writer from Third Culture @tcthirdculture- @harry_oram. Harry first approached me with regards to Boys In Ballet: Lara Spencer vs Prince George @theprincegeorgeofcambridge- the snicker that went too far. Besides the appropriate emotional response, I think neither of us had anything constructive to say about the tv host. But we decided to use the topic to springboard a discussion that would be meaningful to both of us. Together we had an in-depth conversation about dance, representation, public perspective and opportunities. This dialogue with Harry was the perfect chance for me to reflect on my dance journey and the lineage of which I am part of - all the way from Singapore (the jewel of SE Asia) to London, meeting teachers and mentors from all around the world. From this interaction, Harry wrote an article on which we will build upon for a podcast interview in the future. These topics are close to our hearts and we are determined to have these conversations so that the public understand the professionalism that is required to be in this vocation, and so that boys training for a career can be part of this dialogue as well. http://tcthirdculture.com/people/i-am-the-dancer-from-the-dance-i-am-the-dance-that-dances-the-dancer/ Please have a read. Also VISIT THE THIRD CULTURE WEBSITE! There are so many interesting interviews. Even one with @simuliu- the guy who planned/kickstarted/funded/produced/acted in his own superhero film (Crimson Defender) to later become THE ASIAN MARVEL SUPERHERO @shangchiofficialmovie(Shang Chi). A link to the interview can also be found on my website: https://www.mitchleow.com/news • • • #singapore#singaporean#heritage#chinese#dance#actor#theatre#screen#writer#menindance#balletformen#boysdancetoo#diversity#representation#stage#london#westend

Teaching Friday Night 7pm @industryhousestudios !!!! Industry Level is not just about advanced level dancing! It’s a sta
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Teaching Friday Night 7pm @industryhousestudios!!!! Industry Level is not just about advanced level dancing! It’s a state of mind and designed to help you cross over from a great class room dancer to industry professional! Rocking with @officialjman!!! #industryhousestudioa#menindance#dance#danceclass#dancevideo

Nahshon Marden and Dustin Durham in the studios rehearsing for Nahshon's piece BOYDMGD.
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Nahshon Marden and Dustin Durham in the studios rehearsing for Nahshon's piece BOYDMGD. - Catch Nahshon and Dustin at the 2019 MEN IN DANCE Adjudicated Choreographer Showcase October 4-5 at Velocity Dance Center! Tickets via http://bit.ly/menindance

Our dancers and choreographers have been working away in the studios at a great show for you!  Do you have your ticket y
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Our dancers and choreographers have been working away in the studios at a great show for you! Do you have your ticket yet? http://bit.ly/menindance - Choreographers in order: Nahshon Marden, Beth Terwilleger, Joel Hathaway, Elise Meiners Schwicht, and Daniel Ojeda #menindance#menindance2019#seattledance#seattledances

Looking for a little *extra* inspo to start your week off right? ...here you go. 😎 No biggie, it's just the amazing @joe
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Looking for a little *extra* inspo to start your week off right? ...here you go. 😎 No biggie, it's just the amazing @joelburke_chilling upside down to give the week some fresh perspective. 🤩🔥💪 #somepeoplehitthegroundrunning#somepeoplehitthegroundbalancingupsidedown🤷‍♂️ (we'll steal that weather too thanks 👀). 📷: @elestigia href='https://instamediabuzz.com/tag/mondaymotivation' title='mondaymotivation Instagram photos and videos - instamediabuzz.com'>#mondaymotivation#nailedit#joelburke#dance#dancer#danceinspiration#menindance#balletboys#energetiks#danceforlife

It's not too late to sign up for a class TONIGHT! Explore music, culture, and tradition through Maguette Camara's Open W
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It's not too late to sign up for a class TONIGHT! Explore music, culture, and tradition through Maguette Camara's Open West African class at 6:30pm. http://bit.ly/2tRPzCm . . . . #aileyextension#dance#WestAfricanDance#WestAfricanDrums#MaguetteCamara#worlddance#westafricandancecommunity#performance#danceislife#midtownmanhattan#hellskitchen#dancewithus#boysdancetoo#menindance

Have you read the powerful NDEO guest blog post
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Have you read the powerful NDEO guest blog post "Exploding the Good Morning America Moment" by Dr. Doug Risner?⁠ ⁠ "Every time a courageous nine-year-old boy in one of our dance classes is teased and humiliated in front of his peers, we have failed to listen deeply to our program and school. Every time his father and brothers denigrate a 12-year-old boy who has mustered the self-confidence to study dance, we have failed to listen deeply to our program and develop our relationships with parents. Every time a devoted ninth grader in our dance company drops out because he can no longer tolerate being slammed into his locker and threatened physically, we have failed to listen deeply to him, our school, and our personal responsibility. Every time we accept that “this is just how it is,” we have failed to listen deeply to ourselves and the aims of dance education. Deep empathetic listening allows dance educators to call upon our strongest commitments to human dignity and our beliefs about dance education to take action against harassment and bullying anywhere, anytime. I invite you to explode this moment with me." ⁠ ⁠ Read the full post at ndeo.org/blog⁠ ⁠ #DanceEducationforALL#BoysDanceToo#BoysDance

We're so lucky to have such an incredible group of dance companies that reside alongside us in 528 Hennepin. One of thes
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We're so lucky to have such an incredible group of dance companies that reside alongside us in 528 Hennepin. One of these groups, the historic James Sewell Ballet, is welcoming their newest company member, Jarod Boltjes. Congrats, Jarod! . . . Jarod is a Minnesota native from Adrian, MN. Upon arrival to the Twin Cities, Jarod has worked with several local companies; Contempo Physical Dance, Twin Cities’ Ballet, Collide Theatrical, and St. Paul Ballet to name a few. If he is not in the dance studio, you can find him leading class as a certified barre and yoga instructor or under the big top tent coaching and choreographing for Circus Juventas. . . . #backtoschool#newcompanymember#jsb#ballet#meninballet#menindance

It's the first full week of school and many of our resident dance companies are headed
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It's the first full week of school and many of our resident dance companies are headed "back to school" too! Today, we'd like to officially welcome Brennan Benson, the newest company member of Minnesota Dance Theatre. Brennan Benson began his dance training in South Dakota at age ten. He was a featured dancer on PBS’s South Dakota Symphony Young People’s Concert & represented the United States at the Cecchetti International Classical Ballet competition in 2014. Some of Brennan’s favorite roles have been Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty, Franz in Coppélia, and Sugar Plum Cavalier in The Nutcracker. Returning company members include Carlie Clemmerson, Sam Feipel, Elissa Fonseca, Adrián Pastén, Zion Rivera, Vanessa Spiteri, Solana Temple, Zachary Tuazon, and apprentices Kaitlyn Deyo and Katelyn Boche. . . . #welcome#newcompanymember#mdt#balletdance#menindance

Choreographer Spotlight: Daniel Ojeda

Growing up in Queens, New York, Daniel's training led him to The School of Americ
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Choreographer Spotlight: Daniel Ojeda Growing up in Queens, New York, Daniel's training led him to The School of American Ballet by 14, where he trained in the Balanchine technique for four years on scholarship. At 17, Daniel moved to Seattle and trained for two years on scholarship as a professional division student with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School. After two years in Seattle, Daniel joined Ballet Idaho. In eight seasons, he has had the pleasure of performing in works by George Balanchine, Twyla Tharp, Edwaard Liang, Peter Anastos, Penny Saunders, Alejandro Cerrudo, Lauren Edson, Danielle Rowe, and Craig Davidson. He has also worked for ARC Dance Company in Seattle where he has originated roles in works by Alex Ketley, Wen Wei Wang, Bruce McCormick, Marika Brussel, and Jason Ohlberg. Daniel has choreographed close to twenty original works for Ballet Idaho and has been choreographing for the company since 2011. He has also created work for ARC Dance Company in Seattle, and has recently had his work featured in the New Century Dance Project in Salt Lake. For Ballet Idaho he has choreographed over twelve works for their NewDance series, including works to the music of Boise based band Thick Business, Boise based composer Dylan Eller, and LCD Soundsystem. He has premiered four works as part of Ballet Idaho’s MainStage repertory: Qualia, This Mortal’s Mosaic, and The Monster and the Gift, which featured a score commissioned for the ballet by Boise based composers Jeremy Stewart and Daniel Kerr, and featured original artwork, also created for the ballet by Boise based refugee artist, Huma Aatifi. In 2018, Daniel returned to the Morrison Center Stage with his fourth evening length work Together, a ballet featuring the music of Fleetwood Mac. He has also created two ballets for the Boise Dance Co-op: Five Strangers in Search Of, and Classic Timekillers, the second of which he contributed to musically with Boise based band Sun Blood Stories. Daniel has also had multiple works featured in the Boise music festival Treefort Music Fest, which he currently works for as the Performance Art Curator.

The lithe @therealtonyc doing his thing in our rehearsal for @menindance | See you in a month Seattle.⁣
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The lithe @therealtonycdoing his thing in our rehearsal for @menindance| See you in a month Seattle.⁣ ⁣ 🔲⁣ ⁣ 🔲⁣ ⁣ 🔲⁣ ⁣ Music: Jonny Greenwood (I do not own the rights, hope that’s okay Jon-Jon) ⁣ ⁣ #unnatural#dochoreography#menindance#choreography#boise#balletidaho#ballet#contemporarydance#contemporary#choreo#oreo#chipsahoy#hesaboy#whatajoy#youareatoy(woodyintoystory)⁣

cant wait to bring some new moves by @dochoreography to the @menindance choreographers showcase with these boys in Seatt
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cant wait to bring some new moves by @dochoreographyto the @menindancechoreographers showcase with these boys in Seattle in October! #menindance#boysdancetoo#boysofballet

Goodmorning☀️☀️ I would just like to say that I'm on my way to get fitted for my first pair of Pointe shoes and I couldn
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Goodmorning☀️☀️ I would just like to say that I'm on my way to get fitted for my first pair of Pointe shoes and I couldn't be happier. • • • @blackboysdancetoo#BlackBoysDoBallet#Ballet#Dance#MenonPointe#MenInDance#goodmorning#love

Are we too ghetto to dance to Tchaikovsky? Are our voices too strong? Limbs too thick? Are we too much of a risk factor
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Are we too ghetto to dance to Tchaikovsky? Are our voices too strong? Limbs too thick? Are we too much of a risk factor on stage and in studio? I am not JUST a man pursuing a career in ballet, I am a Black Man pursuing a career in ballet which means something totally different. It means that I have to talk in my "white voice" when I'm at rehearsals. It means I have to be okay with not having any ballet friends because we don't have enough in common. It means that I have to work TWICE as hard as anybody else to even get noticed. As we recently have been forced to recognize that #BoysDance, I would like to for us to recognize that #BlackBoysDanceToo💗💗💗 • • • Please check the video out on YouTube ( https://youtu.be/fNyuzHd2rX4 ) and give it a share and a THUMBS UP. Also SUBSCRIBE to my channel for more videos like this one. 📸: @geo_mantilla(thanks for this. you are the absolute best.) @yoelizsantyou too. @blackboysdancetoo@ballettrockadero#MenInDance#MenonPointe#ShadeVariation#Balletboys#Dance#Basketballcourt#ballet#love#acceptance

Chipping away at a short work for @menindance | Tentatively calling it ‘The Unnatural Pattern’ | Please leave scathing c
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Chipping away at a short work for @menindance| Tentatively calling it ‘The Unnatural Pattern’ | Please leave scathing commentary either for or against this title below. Have a blessed day. ⁣ ⁣ Music: Jonny Greenwood (absolutely don’t own the rights, sorry Jonny)⁣ ⁣ #menindance#boise#boisedance#idahoarts#balletidaho#contemporary#dochoreography#contemporarydance#collaboration#boyz2men