Being a dance studio owner can be a huge financial struggle and ultimately soul-destroying. Ahead of the pack is Backstage Dance Academy—one of the most prestigious dance studios in Melbourne. The leading lady turning the wheels of this business Jessica Solomon explains what makes her studio tick.
Former professional dancer Zac Jones has combined his research of dance, Pilates, martial arts and somatic therapy to create a new conditioning approach using bands to suspend the body.
The Greatest Showman is an award-winning original musical film that features a lot of Australian cast and crew. The leading male Hugh Jackman is one of our favourite Aussie actors, plus the director of The Greatest Showman is Aussie, and so is the choreographer.
“When dancers just do steps, it’s too perfect. I want dancers to show who they are as individuals, to get a little dirty. It’s about taking risks to find out who you are.” – Mia Michaels.
As a dancer, suffering from physical adversity is one of the hardest things in the world but for 15-year-old Olivia Withington, she has grown stronger from her own crippling battles.
Ashleigh Stewart, 23, has smashed her own expectations by being named in the Australian Songwriters Association’s Top 30 list among other nominations for her debut single.
The dance industry has been largely starved of major technological innovations. You need only look down at your average ballet slipper to realise you’ve probably been wearing the same design since you were a child and one that has changed little in terms of functionality for hundreds of years. Yet MDM Dancewear has now engineered what is arguably the perfect ballet shoe.
It is certainly a reality check for many dancers when So You Think You Can Dance star Tate McRae says even she has not got enough training and experience to be a professional dancer…yet. Dance Writer chats to Tate about her passions and how she remains true to herself.
The sky is your stage.