Billy Mustapha is a professional dancer born and raised in Canada. Living between Vancouver and Los Angeles for the past three years, Billy has been working as a series regular on season 2 of Emmy Award winning TV show, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist as an actor/dancer alongside world renowned choreographer, Mandy Moore. Dance Writer caught up with Billy to get an insight into how to break into the industry as a male dancer.
Beyond The Curtain is a new performing arts podcast that invites industry professionals and their human experiences. Host and creator Samantha Laurence is a media professional and performing artist who created Beyond The Curtain with one goal in mind; to connect performing artists through human stories.
Melbourne-born triple threat performer Adriana Pannuzzo, 22, has landed a lead role in a touring production of Angelina Ballerina, The Musical. Opening at the Soho Playhouse in New York, the show is also touring North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky. Dance Writer caught up with Adriana about her new adventure.
Dance Writer speaks to choreographer and performer Ashley Dougan about Seeing Red, an exploration of the presence and manifestation of anger in the youth of today. Intertwined with a creative score by composers Rachel Lewindon and Samuel Kreusler, Dougan's new work effectively derives its movement vocabulary from scores created around the psychology of anger, placed in a radial arrangement.
Dance Writer speaks to Australian female tap artist Brianna Taylor about her recent international success with Nick Young's Rhythmatic Tap Company.
You are a tap sensation not only in Australia but also in Paris and now LA! How does it feel knowing you are the first Australian to be accepted residency to Nick Young’s Rhythmatic Tap Company? Was it an open audition process or were you approached?
I couldn’t be more grateful for these opportunities I’ve had in my career and I am humbled to be apart of Rhythmatic Tap Company and Nick’s vision for our new show ‘On Top of the World’.
Award-winning choreographer and filmmaker Corey Baker chose Royal New Zealand Ballet dancer Madeleine Graham to be the dancer of his film, 'Antarctica: The First Dance' to raise awareness of Climate Change. Dance Writer speaks to Aussie-born Madeleine about her achievement of smashing multiple world records in Antarctica.
If you are an American or Canadian resident and absolutely obsessed with dance, well guess what! The Dance Academy movie is coming to a cinema near you on March 2, 2018.