Favorite Artists

New York City has some of the world’s finest dance makers. The same can be said about Broadway and the world’s best musical theatre. Living here, I am lucky to see 100+ dance performances and dozens of musicals each year. I started this blog around May 2017 to help myself remember the many amazing dancers, incredible choreographies, and wonderful shows that I’ve had the opportunity to experience.

Below are some events that I’ve attended. Artists and shows with a heart next to them denote my favorites. Dimmed shows are events that I would have loved to see but missed.

See a list of upcoming performances or browse through latest posts.

The Joyce Theater

2017 Fall Season

Ballet West
Tero Saarinen Company
Twyla Tharp Dance

2017 Ballet Festival

Amy Seiwert’s Imagery — ❤️ Wandering
Cirio Collective
Claudia Schreier and Company
Emery LeCrone Dance
Gemma Bond

2017 Spring Season

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Ballet Hispánico — ❤️ Con Brazos Abiertos
Complexions Contemporary Ballet – ❤️ Stardust
The Joffrey Ballet — ❤️ Romeo and Juliet
José Limón Dance Company — ❤️ A Choreographic Offering, Concerto Grosso, Night Light, ❤️ The Exiles
L.A. Dance Project
L-E-V
Martha Graham Dance Company
MOMIX — ❤️ Opus Cactus
Parsons Dance — ❤️ Swing Shift, Finding Center, Daniel, ❤️ Caught, Daniel
Richmond Ballet
Rioult Dance
Scottish Ballet
Sydney Dance Company
Wendy Whelan, Brian Brooks, and Brooklyn Rider

New York City Ballet

2017-2018 Season

Swan Lake by Peter Martins

2016-2017 Season

Allegro Brillante
American Rhapsody — ❤️ Unity Phelan
The Blue of Distance
Carousel (A Dance) — ❤️ Lauren Lovette & Chase Finlay
The Concert (or, The Perils of Everybody)
Dances at a Gathering
Fancy Free
Firebird
The Four Temperaments
The Infernal Machine
Jewels — ❤️ Megan Fairchild, Teresa Reichlen
Liturgy
Mercurial Manoeuvres
Moves
Pictures at an Exhibition
Polyphonia
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue — ❤️ Maria Kowroski
The Sleeping Beauty
Swan Lake — ❤️ Teresa Reichlen
Thou Swell
Year of the Rabbit

American Ballet Theatre

2017 Fall Season

The Gift
Songs of Bukovina
Thirteen Diversions

2017 Met Opera Season

AfterEffect — ❤️ Marcelo Gomes
Aurora’s Wedding (from The Sleeping Beauty)
Don Quixote
Giselle
The Golden Cockerel
Le Corsaire — ❤️ Jeffrey Cirio, James Whiteside, Joo Won Ahn, et al.
Mozartiana
The Nutcracker (pas de deux)
Souvenir d’un lieu cher — ❤️ Stella Abrera et al., ❤️ Devon Teuscher et al.
Swan Lake — ❤️ Skylar Brandt et al., ❤️ Misty Copeland
Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux — ❤️ Gillian Murphy & James Whiteside, ❤️ Isabella Boylston & James Whiteside

Paul Taylor American Modern Dance

2017 Summer

Airs — ❤️ happy and dynamic
Company B — ❤️ Americana, ❤️ Bei Mir Bist du Schön, ❤️ Tico-Tico, ❤️ I Can Dream, Can’t I?, ❤️ Rum and Coca-Cola

2017 Lincoln Center Season

Black Tuesday — ❤️
Brandenburgs — ❤️
Danbury Mix
Diversion of Angels
Esplanade — ❤️
Ports of Call
Rush Hour
The Open Door
Promethean Fire
Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rehearsal)
Summerspace — ❤️
The Weight of Smoke
The Word — ❤️

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre

2017 Lincoln Center Season

Deep
Mass
Revelations
Walking Mad
The Winter in Lisbon

Brooklyn Academy of Music

2017 Next Wave Festival

Pina Bausch — ❤️ Café Müller/The Rite of Spring

Fall for Dance

2017

Miami Ballet — ❤️
Vincent Mantsoe — ❤️
Trisha Brown Dance Company — ❤️
Dorrance Dance
Pennsylvania Ballet — ❤️
Cie Art Move Concept
Stephen Petronio Company
German Cornejo’s Tango Fire — ❤️
Sanjukta Sinha, IceCraft Dance Company
American Ballet Theatre — ❤️
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo — ❤️
Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart
Abraham.In.Motion
Sara Mearns and Honji Wang
Ballet BC — ❤️
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago — ❤️
San Francisco Ballet — ❤️
David Hallberg
Danza Contemporanea de Cuba

Battery Dance Festival

2017

Akerman/Jansen
Ballet Inc.
Battery Dance
The Behri Drums and Dance Ensemble
Buglisi Dance Theatre — ❤️ Bare to the Wall
Cia Elías Aguirre
Compañia Nacional de Danza Contemporánea de Republica Dominicana
Fadi J. Khoury Dance
Janis Brenner and Dancers
Mari Meade Dance Collective
The Martha Graham School
Maxine Steinman & Dancers
Nadine Bommer Dance Company — ❤️ American Cinema
SLK Ballet
Tina Croll + Company
Trezon Dancy
The Wilder Project

Dance Now at Joe’s Pub

2017

Nicole Wolcott
Jamal Jackson Dance Company
Wallie Wolfgruber
Claire Porter/PORTABLES
Shaina & Bryan/BAIRA
ZviDance
Gregory Dolbashian
Christal Brown/INSPIRIT — ❤️
Donnell Oakley Makes Dance
The People Movers — ❤️

Other Dance Festivals

2017

Fire Island Dance Festival — ❤️ Al Blackstone & James Whiteside
New York Moves
Wave Rising Series
Young Choreographer’s Festival

Other Dance Performances

2017

Abraham.In.Motion
Ballet Inc. The Series III
Battery Dance
Bolshoi Ballet
H+ Hip Hop Dance Conservatory
Isadora Duncan Dance Company — ❤️ Art of Isadora
The Next Stage Project
Pilobolus
Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet
Seeing You
SHE, a Choreoplay — ❤️ Powerful and Empowering

Outdoor Dance Events

2017

Black Boys Dance Too
Gibney Dance Company
Harlem School of the Arts
Isadora Duncan Dance Company August 19, 26
José Limón Dance Company — ❤️ The Exiles
The Moving Architects
Paul Taylor American Modern Dance Company
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

Broadway and Off-Broadway Musicals

Recent

A Bronx Tale
Aladin
The Band’s Visit
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Phantom of the Opera

2017 Tony Awards Season

Amélie
Anastasia
Bandstand
Cats
Come From Away — ❤️ My New Favorite Musical!
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day — ❤️ Story
Hamilton — ❤️ Jon Roa, ❤️ Story
Hello, Dolly!
Holiday Inn — ❤️ Tap Dance
In Transit — ❤️ New Yorkers
Miss Saigon
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 — ❤️ Immersive Theatre
School of Rock
Waitress
War Paint

Broadway and Off-Broadway Plays

Recent

1984
Puffs: the Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic — ❤️ Hilarious parody

2017 Tony Awards Season

Indecent
Iphigenia in Splott

Other Musicals, Plays, Films, etc.

2017

Aliens Coming
Lousiana Purchase
The Parlour — ❤️
Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan — ❤️ Ballerina Extraordinaire
Strike a Pose
Wonder Woman — ❤️ Superhero