Category Archives: Dance

‘Nutracker’ character dancer Shaun O’Brien danced with the New York City ballet a remarkable 42 years

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Shaun O’Brien, one of the country’s most celebrated character dancers, whose four vigorous decades with the New York City Ballet included more than 30 holiday seasons as Herr Drosselmeyer, the kindly eccentric at the heart of

‘Nutracker’ character dancer Shaun O’Brien danced with the New York City ballet a remarkable 42 years

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – Shaun O’Brien, one of the country’s most celebrated character dancers, whose four vigorous decades with the New York City Ballet included more than 30 holiday seasons as Herr Drosselmeyer, the kindly eccentric at the heart of

Dutch choreographer Rudi van Dantzig, 78, staged ballet for his friend, Rudolf Nureyev

AMSTERDAM – The choreographer and director Rudi van Dantzig, who has died of cancer aged 78, played a major role in the development of classical ballet in the Netherlands. He also had a second career, which developed later in his

Dutch choreographer Rudi van Dantzig, 78, staged ballet for his friend, Rudolf Nureyev

AMSTERDAM – The choreographer and director Rudi van Dantzig, who has died of cancer aged 78, played a major role in the development of classical ballet in the Netherlands. He also had a second career, which developed later in his

Loose-limbed choreographer Niles Ford explored racism, AIDS and NYC’s downtown dance scene

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Niles Ford, a performer and choreographer who had been active in the downtown New York dance scene since the late 1970s, died on Saturday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 52. The cause was a heart

Loose-limbed choreographer Niles Ford explored racism, AIDS and NYC’s downtown dance scene

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Niles Ford, a performer and choreographer who had been active in the downtown New York dance scene since the late 1970s, died on Saturday at his home in Brooklyn. He was 52. The cause was a heart

British television producer Richard Hopkins, 47, brought ‘Dancing With the Stars’ to America

LONDON — Richard Hopkins, a British television producer who helped bring “Dancing With the Stars” to the United States, has died. He was 47. Hopkins died Saturday in Britain after an 8-month battle with cancer, Sony Music said in a

British television producer Richard Hopkins, 47, brought ‘Dancing With the Stars’ to America

LONDON — Richard Hopkins, a British television producer who helped bring “Dancing With the Stars” to the United States, has died. He was 47. Hopkins died Saturday in Britain after an 8-month battle with cancer, Sony Music said in a

Miguel Terekhov, 83, a dancer with Ballets Russes, created Oklahoma university school of dance

RICHARDSON, Texas – Miguel Terekhov, a dancer with the two leading Ballets Russes troupes of the 1940s and ’50s and a co-founder, with his wife, of the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma, one of America’s leading university

Miguel Terekhov, 83, a dancer with Ballets Russes, created Oklahoma university school of dance

RICHARDSON, Texas – Miguel Terekhov, a dancer with the two leading Ballets Russes troupes of the 1940s and ’50s and a co-founder, with his wife, of the School of Dance at the University of Oklahoma, one of America’s leading university

‘Blue Skater’ Mark Goldweber, 53, danced with Joffrey Ballet at 19

SALT LAKE CITY – Mark Goldweber, founding ballet master of Oregon Ballet Theatre, died Friday night, December 9, in Salt Lake City, where since 2007 he had held the same position at Ballet West.  He was 53. (This story appeared

‘Blue Skater’ Mark Goldweber, 53, danced with Joffrey Ballet at 19

SALT LAKE CITY – Mark Goldweber, founding ballet master of Oregon Ballet Theatre, died Friday night, December 9, in Salt Lake City, where since 2007 he had held the same position at Ballet West.  He was 53. (This story appeared

Pilates pioneer Ron Fletcher studied with Martha Graham

STONEWALL, Texas – Ron Fletcher, a former dancer and choreographer who helped popularize the Pilates exercise system when he opened the first West Coast studio in 1972, died Tuesday at his home in Stonewall, Texas. He was 90. The cause

Pilates pioneer Ron Fletcher studied with Martha Graham

STONEWALL, Texas – Ron Fletcher, a former dancer and choreographer who helped popularize the Pilates exercise system when he opened the first West Coast studio in 1972, died Tuesday at his home in Stonewall, Texas. He was 90. The cause