On #InternationalWomensDay, Advice From Ballet’s Powerful Women Leaders

It’s International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we combed our archives for career advice and wisdom from some of the women currently directing ballet companies. Let their words empower and inspire you, today and always. “You don’t become a ballerina in one show or one season or one week. It’s a journey. You work towards theMore »

#TBT Virginia Johnson in Creole Giselle (1987)

If you’ve ever visited a Louisiana bayou at night, with the thick fog and eerie swamp waters, the idea of Wilis floating through the reeds might not surprise you. Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Creole Giselle transplants the Romantic era ballet from Europe to the antebellum South. In this clip from a 1987 film, Virginia Johnson—formerMore »

Free Master Class with Virginia Johnson

Virginia Johnson, Pointe’s founding editor in chief, will hold a free master class at Dance Theatre of Harlem studios on Sunday from 11 am to 1 pm!

 

Now artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem, Johnson invites advanced students to get a taste of DTH and learn about their Professional Training Program, a training intensive designed to give advanced students the career skills and high level dance competence required by the field.

 

If you’re interested in attending, contact Christopher McDaniel at www.facebook.com/chrismcdaniel08

New Director at DTH

Virginia Johnson, former editor in chief of Pointe, was recently named artistic director of Dance Theatre of Harlem. Although the company has been on hiatus since 2004, the school and pre-professional ensemble are thriving. Johnson will work closely with Artistic Director Emeritus Arthur Mitchell to create a new strategic plan for the professional company. -JenniferMore »