Courtesy of Anne Marie Bloodgood

Happy April newsletter! There are lots of fun and exciting events this month including CounterPointe, XAOC Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Hartford, NACHMO Gala, and The Hart School. I am performing, teaching, and showing my choreography in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Connecticut. I am teaching open ballet class at Ballet Arts tomorrow Saturday April 6th and Saturday April 13th at 11:30am. I am also teaching for NYC Community Ballet on Tuesday April 9th at 10:30am at Battery Dance. I hope to see you in class soon!

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I am excited to perform with XAOC Contemporary Ballet this Sunday April 7th at the City Center Studios. Buy your tickets for Choreography Up Close Volume II before they sell out! I will be performing in Six Memos, one of the seven works on the program by Eryn Renee Young. This piece continues to reveal more an more to me, and I am looking forward to sharing my discoveries with you on Sunday.

Photo by Jackson Krule

I am thrilled to announce that my choreography, Return's Siren Song, won the audience vote at the NACHMO Theater Performances and has been selected to be presented again! Get your tickets for the NACHMO Gala on April 13th at 8pm at The Tank. I am thrilled to have Ryan Wolfe performing his music with us again!

Get your tickets for CounterPointe on April 26th-28th curated by Norte Maar! CounterPointe pairs a female choreographer who makes work on pointe with a female visual artist to generate a performance piece. It has been a pleasure to collaborate with visual artist Justine Hill. I am also happy to announce that Colin Rose has created the musical score for this piece. These performances will take place in Brooklyn at The Actors Fund Arts Center.

Photos by Michelle Thompson Ulerich

Ballet Hartford is coming to New York Sunday April 14th to perform choreography by Silas Farley, Stephen Pier, Elizabeth McMillan, and myself. Get your tickets to see my them perform my choreography, Inner Chamber, at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. I was so grateful to collaborate with David Heckendorn on the music for this piece, and I am trilled to share this evening with him and the company!

I am delighted to go back to Hartford to see my incredible cast of Migration in the final stages of lighting, coaching, costumes, and finishing touches. This choreographic residency was a rich and an emotional process with many discoveries and articulations of what it means for humans to migrate. I have been impressed and inspired by the dancers' desires to go deeper. Get your tickets for Hartt Dances Spring 2019 April 26th-28th.

I enjoyed my time in Nashville at the beginning of April where I had the pleasure to teach ballet, pointe, and contemporary to the students of Nashville Classical Ballet Academy. A huge congratulations to Aaron Orza and Kristin Lindsay for creating this school and for providing such great training for these students. I grew up dancing with Aaron at The San Francisco Ballet School, and it's exciting to see the wisdom given to us by our teachers reach these students in such a profound way.