Mary Saludares, a gifted young member of Washington D.C.'s dance community, died on February 20th, 2009. She was 20 years old. She passed after being struck by a car while on tour in Baltimore as a member of the Washington Ballet Studio Company.
It seems that most teachers tell you what you need to know. But do we all need the same thing? Sure, you are more marketable with certain strengths. Do we all have the same best road toward those strengths?
"Michael Bjerknes, a former Washington Ballet dancer and ballet master and co-founder of the American Dance Institute in Rockville, died April 14 of colon cancer at the Washington Home and Community Hospice. He was 51.
After Mr. Bjerknes stopped dancing, he became a teacher and ballet master at the Washington Ballet and the Universal Ballet in Seoul. He was an influential creative force in the Washington area for the past two decades.
The editors' introduction to the 7th printed issue of Bourgeon, which quotes George Balanchine who wrote, "many of us are more easily entertained if we have in advance some information about an art that happens to be strange to us.”