Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Closes

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Closes

This story originally appeared in the June/July 2015 issue of Pointe. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet shocked the dance world when the company announced, in late March, that it would be closing at the end of its 2015 season. Though the Cedar Lake summer intensive is...
Studio to Street: Ebony Williams

Studio to Street: Ebony Williams

When it comes to fashion, this Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dancer is fearless. She will unabashedly wear a leotard—and just a leotard—out clubbing with friends, or put on a pair of five-inch Giuseppe Zanotti heels to go to work. “The great thing...
Dancer Spotlight: The Element of Surprise

Dancer Spotlight: The Element of Surprise

You wouldn’t expect Navarra Novy-Williams to stand out in a company like Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Surrounded by powerhouse performers, her 5′ 3″ frame seems delicate, her demeanor demure. But then she begins to dance, and an unexpected...
Ballet Electrified

Ballet Electrified

Two dancers rehearse under the skylight in Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet’s lofty studios as Alexander Ekman looks on. The Swedish choreographer is creating a duet. As he watches, Harumi Terayama, a Juilliard graduate, and Nickemil Concepcion, who previously...
Cedar Lake Can Dance

Cedar Lake Can Dance

New York City’s Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet is arguably the edgiest, coolest ballet company in the country. But what’s more impressive is how they accomplish this without alienating mainstream audiences. In fact, they’ve been able to reach...
Cedar Lake's New Viral Stars

Cedar Lake's New Viral Stars

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet dancers are in the pop culture spotlight once again. After making its Hollywood debut in 2011’s The Adjustment Bureau, the company is currently starring in a viral ad campaign for 2(X)IST, a designer men’s underwear label....

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