Express Yourself by Sam Lobel

“Being myself is something I do well.”

A most incredible afternoon with Sam Lobel. Thank you Sam Lobel for your genuine love of dance, your honesty, your support, and for being a role model on and off the dance floor. You’re inspiring. Thanks again for this opportunity to express ourselves!! ❤️

Sam is teaching tomorrow, Saturday June 1st. Visit her account for more info. Come join us!!!

Choreography: Sam Lobel
Music: Express Yourself by Labrinth
Video: Kyle Breen

Master Class with Ballet Hispánico

Joyce Master Class with Ballet Hispánico. April 13th at Gibney Dance.

I had an amazing time learning from Michelle Manzanales. We worked on an excerpt from “Con Brazos Abiertos”.

What I remembered the most were the subtle cultural significance in the piece, Michelle’s emphasis on connecting with other dances, and her reminder to relax. No tension on stage. Not even in our eye brows.

Choroegraphers and Cocktails

“Choroegraphers and Cocktails” by the Joyce Theater at Gibney Dance tonight.

Had a wonderful time seeing the many wonderful artists in rehearsal including my favorites Shanna Irwin and Youngsil Kim and new members Eriko Sugimura and Brandon Taylor Gray of Complexions Ballet, reconnecting with swing dancers Kevin Clark and meeting new friends Gaby Cook.

Naturally, the two penguins got a little wild from the euphoria of seeing so much dancing… or maybe they’re just tipsy from the cocktails.