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Dance Magazine: The 4 Life Lessons Balanchine Taught His Male Dancers

"The three men, all in their early 80s, discussed everything from their ballet beginnings: Villella being dragged with his sister to class, to dancing with "Balanchine's gals" (as d'Amboise referred to them), several of whom were in attendance, including Patricia McBride and Suki Schorer."

Dance Magazine: The 4 Life Lessons Balanchine Taught His Male Dancers 2018-03-16T14:25:44+00:00

Dance Teacher: How Balanchine Affected the Lives of His Male Dancers

"After 50 years, George Balanchine's New York City Ballet male dancers—Jacques d'Amboise, Edward Villella and Arthur Mitchell—were reunited. The one-night-only event at the National Dance Institute in New York City (founded by d'Amboise in 1976) provided a rare glimpse of what it was like to work with Mr. B. during ballet's golden years at NYCB."

Dance Teacher: How Balanchine Affected the Lives of His Male Dancers 2018-02-09T17:30:29+00:00

AM New York: Year of the Dog “Students Day” (Feb. 16)

"In honor of the city's students (who are off on Lunar New Year), this event will feature a 40-foot-long scroll decorated by school kids with inspiration found in each of the five boroughs. Along with the unveiling of the scroll, the National Dance Institute and China's Dancing into the Future program will perform and put on an interactive mass dance."

AM New York: Year of the Dog “Students Day” (Feb. 16) 2018-03-08T16:27:03+00:00

Pointe Magazine: Live Stream Alert: Jacques d’Amboise, Arthur Mitchell and Edward Villella Discuss Balanchine

"On Monday, February 5, the National Dance Institute (NDI) is bringing together three of New York City Ballet's former star male dancers—Jacques d'Amboise, Edward Villella and Arthur Mitchell—in a one-night-only program titled Balanchine's Guys. These ballet veterans will discuss what it was like dancing for George Balanchine, and the impact that he had on their lives."

Pointe Magazine: Live Stream Alert: Jacques d’Amboise, Arthur Mitchell and Edward Villella Discuss Balanchine 2018-03-16T14:27:00+00:00

The New York Times: Jacques d’Amboise: Apollo at 83

"Jacques d’Amboise, the great American ballet dancer, is in possession of laughing eyes and a crop of white hair, and he knows how to turn an interview into a show. Wandering through the art-lined hallways of the National Dance Institute in Harlem on a recent afternoon, he gave the best kind of performance — around every corner, there was a new surprise, a new story."

The New York Times: Jacques d’Amboise: Apollo at 83 2018-02-02T21:51:15+00:00

New Jersey Stage: NJPAC Presents National Dance Institute: Harlem Night Song

"The spectacular young dancers of National Dance Institute's Celebration Team arrive at NJPAC with Harlem Night Song, a vibrant production that celebrates the work of legendary artists like Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Florence Mills, Jacob Lawrence and Héctor Lavoe."

New Jersey Stage: NJPAC Presents National Dance Institute: Harlem Night Song 2018-03-08T16:30:34+00:00

Dance Magazine: What Jacques d’Amboise Believes Dance Can Give The World

"In dance, you can set a goal that's a little higher than you think you're capable of at the moment. And you work until you reach it. And the skills that you learned to climb those rungs make you capable of climbing higher. The steps taken toward excellence never end."

Dance Magazine: What Jacques d’Amboise Believes Dance Can Give The World 2018-03-16T14:30:13+00:00