Broadway Dance Center Student Showcase

A big thanks to everyone who came out to see the Broadway Dance Center Student Showcase and my first time performing in New York City! We had so much fun on stage. Hope you did too!!

Thanks also to slazz mama Heather Rigg for all the support, encouragement, and for believing in me. 🙂 To all the slazzers for the fun times, sweaty rehearsals, and even more late nights at Ripley!

Wonderful to see all the fellow students give everything they have. Your passion and your energy are inspiring… and remind me why I live in New York City. Keep dancing. Keep living. Keep loving!!!


Throwback to #slazz by Heather Rigg at Broadway Dance Center Student Showcase 2016.

Showcase 2017, we are ready for you!!! Final rehearsal was tonight. Show time is next Sunday, May 21st at 4:30pm and 8:00pm at Symphony Space. Don’t miss it!

Choreographer: Heather Rigg
Dancers: Jonathan Ruff (in the air) and students of Heather Rigg at Broadway Dance Center
Photographer: Jason Chuang

Beginner Jazz with Heather Rigg

I made Heather Rigg‘s class video at Broadway Dance Center! 🙂

Last February, after taking Heather’s absolute beginner jazz workshop, I stopped by and watched her regular “beginner” jazz class. In New York City, “beginner” dance classes require 2 to 5 years of training. I was obviously at least 2 years short in experience. However, Heather greeted me with a big smile through the glass window and told me to just come in. I did and never looked back!

Love your classes, Heather! Thank you for being supportive and always encouraging us to live our lives!!!

Also, I am performing in Heather’s #slazz at the BDC Student Showcase on May 21st. Come to class and come see our show!

Choreography: Heather Rigg
Video/Editing: Waeli Wang