Ballet in America was once dominated by a few major companies and concentrated in New York and a handful of other cities. But today there are more than 65 professional, million-dollar-budget ballet companies all around the country.
After more than 20 years at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, director Judith Jamison is preparing to step down. In a profile by Jeffrey Brown, Jamison discusses how a mantra of “pray, prepare, and proceed” had guided her both on and off the dance floor. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown profiles American artistic director, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones. He has created more than 100 original works for his own company, in addition to countless others around the world. Continue reading
The arts scene in Dayton, Ohio, has been feeling a financial pinch as the troubles of the “Big Three” U.S. automakers and other economic woes ripple through its community. Jeffrey Brown reports on Dayton arts organizations’ struggle to survive. Continue reading