"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?”)"
"Enroll in dance or percussion classes at the National Dance Institute."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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."
"This time, the cameo performances include the pas de deux from George Balanchine’s “Agon,” danced by Calvin Royal III, of American Ballet Theatre, and Unity Phelan, of New York City Ballet, and “Meditations,” by d’Amboise himself, performed by Joaquin de Luz and Indiana Woodward."
"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."
"National Dance Institute its 17th Art Nest Series to shine a spotlight on individuals who have used their voices, and their art, to inspire and effect positive change in the world."