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New York Times: Balanchine’s ‘Apollo’: On Gods, Ballet and the Creation of Poetic Art

"Mr. d’Amboise is clear that Apollo is “a wild, untamed youth who learns nobility through art.” Balanchine, he said, loved to recall the Paris critic who, reacting negatively to the original 1928 production, said, “Whoever saw Apollo on his knees?” (Balanchine’s response: “Whoever saw Apollo?”)"

New York Times: Balanchine’s ‘Apollo’: On Gods, Ballet and the Creation of Poetic Art 2019-01-16T19:25:35+00:00

Trey McIntyre: New York 13

"This past summer I went to the graduating performance of National Dance Institute...The show was moving throughout. There was a section where all sat on the floor and one by one, a single kid would stand up and recite the speech by an influential woman of history while the other students cheered on. It began with some of the young girls speaking but then one of the boys stood up and recited Malala Yousafzai. He spoke with complete certainty in first person as a girl, following female with "me."

Trey McIntyre: New York 13 2018-12-14T17:01:10+00:00

Eyewitness News (ABC7): Dance Program for Visually Impaired Children Temporarily Halted

"Saturday was the last meeting - for now - for a program that has brought a great deal of light and happiness to children with visual impairments... However, as the music school looks for a new home, the program is being temporarily halted. The program's director says the visually-impaired children have gained so much from learning how to dance in a safe setting."

Eyewitness News (ABC7): Dance Program for Visually Impaired Children Temporarily Halted 2018-12-10T18:00:58+00:00

Dance Magazine: This Beyoncé Choreographer Has the Most Relatable Cross-Training Routine

"Though she's made award-winning dances for Beyoncé ("Run the World," anyone?) and worked with stars like Lady GaGa and Janelle Monae, Alsop's most recent project may be her most powerful: A moving music video for Everytown for Gun Safety, directed by Ezra Hurwitz and featuring students from the National Dance Institute."

Dance Magazine: This Beyoncé Choreographer Has the Most Relatable Cross-Training Routine 2018-12-10T18:48:49+00:00

NY Metro Parents: Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids’ Activities & Programs in Manhattan

"NDI dancers dance it out in "Swinging on the Hudson" at National Dance Institute's Event of the Year performance, "At the River's Edge," at NYU Skirball in June 2018."

NY Metro Parents: Instagram-Worthy Moments from Kids’ Activities & Programs in Manhattan 2018-12-13T15:26:09+00:00

Broadway World: Photo Flash National Dance Institute Hosts Jacques’ Art Nest Series, “Dance for Change”

"On Wednesday, legendary ballet dancer and founder of National Dance Institute (NDI), Jacques d'Amboise, honored Harry Belafonte at the Fall installation of Jacques' Art Nest Series, Dance for Change."

Broadway World: Photo Flash National Dance Institute Hosts Jacques’ Art Nest Series, “Dance for Change” 2018-11-30T17:55:41+00:00

NY Metro Parents: “Dance for Change” at Jacques’ Art Nest Series

"This year, NDI is shining a spotlight on individuals who have used their voices, and their art, to inspire and effect positive change in the world. New York City Ballet dancers Joaquin de Luz, Indiana Woodward, Teresa Reichlen, and Ask la Cour, as well as Dance Theater of Harlem and the children of NDI will celebrate heroes such as Harry Belafonte, Arthur Mitchell, John Lennon, and more."

NY Metro Parents: “Dance for Change” at Jacques’ Art Nest Series 2018-11-15T21:34:55+00:00