Colleen Thomas, Choreographer/Dancer/Performance Artist/Teacher
For Colleen Thomas it’s all about movement and communication. A New York-based choreographer and performance artist, her company Colleen Thomas Dance has presented its work in Hong Kong, Estonia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Russia and of course New York City. Colleen, whose work often focuses on women and human perception and…
Linda Shelton, Joyce Theater Foundation Executive Director
In 2017 Linda Shelton was named among Dance Magazine's most influential people in dance today. Here's why: since 1993 she's been the Executive Director of The Joyce Theater Foundation, the NY-based non-profit that has served the dance community for more than 30 years. Before joining the Joyce, Linda was the General Manager of The Joffrey Ballet and held various management positions at the Twyla Tharp Dance Foundation and managed tours for the Bolshoi, Moscow Virtuosi and composer Philip Glass. Clearly, Linda's career is rich and varied and one that she shares in our wide-ranging conversation.
Stefanie Nelson, Dancer/Choreographer
Stefanie Nelson's on the move - literally. A director/choreographer, she is the founder of the Stefanie Nelson DanceGroup. The New York City-based contemporary performance ensemble has been described as instinctual, untamed and edgy. Stefanie's also the founder and artistic director of Dance Italia, an annual summer event in Agrapoli and Lucca. The program has welcomed more than 300 students from 20 countries. It's our pleasure to introduce yet another, passionate, committed, creative woman.
Holly Hynes, Costume Designer
Talk about a creative woman! Costume designer Holly Hynes has a whopping 250 ballets to her credit, more than 70 with the New York City ballet where she served as Director of Costumes for 21 years. Holly’s designs have been worn by dancers around the world including: The Bolshoi, London’s…
Wendy Whelan, Prima Ballerina
You're about to meet and get to know one of ballet's most acclaimed dancers. The incomparable Wendy Whalen spent a record-setting 30 years dancing with the New York City Ballet. She's performed just about every major Balanchine role and worked closely with Jerome Robbins; has been a guest artist with the Royal and Kirov Ballets and has danced on nearly every major stage worldwide. Wendy's also the focus of the documentary "Restless Creature," that presents an intimate portrait of her 2014 departure from the NYCB. Simply put: you won't want to miss this conversation!