Get Sara Mearns’ Pointe Advice at The School at Steps’ Pointe Shoe Workshop

“Ah, the quest for the perfect, foot-flattering, technique-enhancing pointe shoe: It can feel like a never-ending saga. Still on the hunt for that ideal pair? Then you won’t want to miss The School at Steps‘ annual Pointe Shoe Workshop and Fair, happening this Sunday, April 22nd, at 6:30 pm in NYC.
As always, the event—which is sponsored by our friends at Pointe—will feature an impressive panel of experts. This year’s lineup includes orthopedist Dr. Andrew Price, professional fitter Mary Carpenter, master teacher Linda Gelinas, Pointe style editor Marissa DeSantis, and New York City Ballet star Sara Mearns (eee!).”

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Kyle Taylor Parker, Alysha Umphress, and More Lead Cast of “SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE” Directed & Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse!

“The New York-bound production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller today announced the vibrant young cast who are set to reinvent the record breaking show at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) this summer. This powerhouse nine-member ensemble led by director/choreographer Joshua Bergasse will bring new life to more than 30 classic songs

Smokey Joe’s Cafe will feature Dwayne Cooper (Motown, Hairspray), Emma Degerstedt (Desperate Measures Off-Broadway), John Edwards (Jersey Boys), Dionne D. Figgins (Hot Feet, Memphis), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Spamilton Off-Broadway), Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Jelani Remy (Disney’s The Lion King), Max Sangerman (Blue Man Group Off-Broadway), and Alysha Umphress (On The Town, American Idiot).”

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School At Steps Talks Pointe Shoes With Sara Mearns This Sunday!

The School at Steps, a creative home and multidisciplinary training ground for the next generation of dancers, will present The Pointe Shoe Workshop and Fair, Sunday, April 22, 2018, co-sponsored by Pointe Magazine.
Event offerings include a panel of professionals to discuss methods of safe practices en pointe, experts to highlight the importance of properly fitting shoes, discussion on injury prevention, and tips for proper en pointe training.”

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Get Cultured with Sara Mearns at Performing Arts Events at University of South Carolina

“Students from the USC Dance Company will perform with the special guests artists, who also include Sara Mearns, Jared Angle and Anthony Huxley.
Mearns, a Columbia native, has also performed on Broadway. She began her ballet training at Columbia’s Calvert-Brodie School of Dance, under the tutelage of Ann Brodie. She first gained major recognition with the New York City Ballet in 2006 performing the lead role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake and was promoted to principal dancer in 2008.”

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Director/Choreographer Lorin Latarro Talks About Chicago’s New Betty Crocker Rocker

“Now, meet four friends from the 1950s in A Taste of Things To Come, which debuts in Chicago this month. Written by Debra Barsha and Hollye Levin, the original musical comedy about a Betty Crocker club features an all-female cast and creative team, including director/choreographer Lorin Latarro, who talked to Rebellious.”

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Photo Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Lesli Margherita, Mia Gerachis and More Perform at “BROADWAY BY THE YEAR”

Betsy Wolfe (Falsettos, Waitress), Eddie Korbich (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, The Drowsy Chaperone), Sal Viviano (The Full Monty, The Life), Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita who has won fans across the length and breadth of Broadway with her starring roles in Matilda & Dames at Sea, Tony Yazbeck (Tony Award nominee for On the Town),Jenny Lee Stern (Rocky: The Musical & Spamilton), and Mia Gerachis (Jekyll & Hyde) performed at Broadway by the Year at Town Hall on March 26th at 8pm.”

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Harriet Harris, Will Swenson, Kathy Fitzgerald & More Eyeing New Musical “The Royal Family of Broadway” Choreographed by Joshua Bergasse

“Adapted from George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber’s play The Royal Family, the 1920s-set The Royal Family of Broadway is loosely based on the legendary Barrymore family, centered on three generations of actors: an aging imperious grande dame, a Broadway star looking for love and a promising ingénue—each having to make pivotal choices in their lives. Directing the musical will be Tony winner John Rando with choreography by Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse.

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BWW Dance Review: Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance spotlights New York City Ballet’s Sara Mearns

“Performing short Duncan dances consisting of hips, hops, skipping, running, Mearns was able to commit to the choreography without condescending to it; it was honestly and truthfully presented. She was not trying to put over any message; her steps in their articulation were clear, she was very musical, making her move to Duncan technique a clear desire to take on this challenge in her career, not a one-off. Judging by the warm audience applause, I would rate Mearns a total success in this undertaking.”

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Thoroughly Modern Ballerina: Sara Mearns Performs in “Dances of Isadora”

“On Sunday evening, Ms. Mearns, a principal at New York City Ballet, performed ‘Dances of Isadora,’ staged and directed by Lori Belilove as part of the Paul Taylor American Modern Dance program ‘Icons.’
Throughout these works, created from 1900 to 1924, Ms. Mearns showed the edifying way she uses the rise and fall of weight to create the illusion of lightness. In the ‘Butterfly Etude,’ she contrasted fluttering wings with daring prances to Chopin; and in ‘Les Funérailles,’ to Liszt, she wilted with torment as her quiet poses etched themselves into space, one evaporating until another took its place.”

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