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Valentina Kozlova new Dance Trainee Program to begin in September 2023

Kozlova, former principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet and New York City Ballet, announced her new Dance Trainee Program. Steeped in the revered Vaganova training method, the unique curriculum will be led by Kozlova and Olga Verterich, a team of 20 years. Classes address specific needs: ballet training, or preparation for auditions or competitions.

Bronx Opera 

Saturday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:30 PM
Lehman College
250 Bedford Pk Blvd. West, The Bronx
Tickets: $30-$40

Bronx Opera presents two hilarious one-act Italian farces: Il Signor Bruschino, by Rossini, and Gianni Schicchi, by Puccini, both performed in English. Ben Spierman is director; conductors are Michael Spierman and Eric Kramer. Both operas punish the greedy and reward the clever, and feature some of opera's most beloved melodies.

Miro Magloire's New Chamber Ballet 

Friday & Saturday, February 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM
Mark Morris Dance Center, 3 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn
Tickets: $38
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Magloire presents the World Premiere of his Vox, set to an original score for piano and violin by rising young composer Elizabeth Gartman, along with his charming Wood Nymphs, to romantic piano pieces by Franz Liszt. Music played live.

The Joffrey Concert Group 

Friday February 16 at 7:30 PM
Sat. February 17 at 3 PM & 7:30 PM
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 W. 55 St.
Tickets: $30; $15 for students

The NY-based Joffrey Concert Group, under the artistic direction of Bradley Shelver, presents In My Art, a program of three world premieres. Choreographers are Shelver, Eryn Renee Young and Vernard J. Gilmore (principal with the Ailey Company). Young and Gilmore are winners of the annual Creative Movers Choreographic Initiative.

Margaret Beals' Dancing Without Steps: The Art of Improvisation 

Thursday February 29 at 7 PM
National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South
Free Admission
Reservations are suggested - contact:

National Arts Club presents the Margaret Beals/Adriana Davis film Dancing Without Steps: The Art of Improvisation with Margaret Beals. Recipient of dozens of awards at film festivals around the world, the 25-minute film celebrates trailblazer Beals, known for her elegant and clever dance improvisations. Film has an intro by Meredith Monk. Beals will be on hand to talk about the art of improv.

Buglisi Dance Theatre 

February 29 (yes, it's Leap Year!) March 1 & 2
Chelsea Factory, 547 W. 26 St.
Tickets: $35-$20

Buglisi Dance Theatre celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a season that includes a World Premiere, company favorites, and appearances by a stellar ensemble that includes Terese Capucilli, Christine Dakin, and guest Pei-Ju Chien Pott.

Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition

April 9 - 12, 2024
Kaye Playhouse, NYC

The Kozlova Competition returns with both classical ballet and contemporary dancers from around the world, dancing for company contracts, scholarships, and special prizes. Charles Jude returns as President of the Jury, which includes Nina Ananiashvilli, Brooklyn Mack, Mikko Nissinsen, and Virginie Mecene.

Past Events

Denishawn on the Battery Dance Festival

August 17, 7 PM - free admission
Rockefeller Park, 75 Battery Place

The program of early modern dance will include five Denishawn works, drawn from the Denishawn production in 2021: Floor Plastique by Ted Shawn, performed by Limon2; Incense by Ruth St. Denis, performed by Katherine Crockett; Choeur Danse by Ted Shawn, trio performed by Dances We Dance; Waltz/Liebestraum by Ruth St. Denis, performed by Christine Dakin; The Cosmic Dance of Siva by Ted Shawn, performed by Antonio Fini.

Erasing Borders Dance Festival

September 23-24 at 7 PM; September 25 virtual
Ailey Citigroup Theatre, 405 West 55 St.

On this popular annual celebration of Indian dance, the Indo-American Arts Council will present 3 different programs, 2 live and 1 virtual. Dance styles include Bharatanatyam, Kathak and more; there will be workshops and talkbacks; and an appearance by the renowned artist Padma Shri Malavika Sarukkai.


April 29 at 7:30 p.m.; April 30 at 3 p.m.
Theater at St. Jeans
150 East 76th Street

Producer Audrey Ross announces a concert of dances she loves: performed by Donna Clark, Christine Dakin, Margie Gillis, Valentina Kozlova, and a group work by Lydia Johnson Dance Company. Choreography by Eleo Pomare, Gillis, Kozlova, Johnson, Janet Collins, and Lorn MacDougal.

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an online cook book

Edward Schoelwer, Director of Red Shell Mgmt., has added a blog of yummy recipes by past and current dance luminaires, including George Balanchine, Misty Copeland, Elizabeth Zimmer, Dante Puleio, Arthur Mitchell, and dozens more.

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