The ballerinas who danced for George Balanchine are an exclusive group. Hear from these muses as they discuss their memories of working with the master, and see the iconic roles they made famous performed by some of today's finest dancers.
Dance is transcendent and unique in its ability to communicate and unify beyond words. 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.
"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."
Dance Films Association is pleased to announce that Jacques d’Amboise and Trey McIntyre will both receive a 2018 Dance in Focus Award, to be presented at the Dance on Camera Festival Kickoff Gala, Monday, July 16th at Gibney Dance. Shining Sung, U.S. Representative of the Chimei Foundation will present to [...]
Playbill: Go Inside Upper West Side Story: A Celebration of Jerome Robbins With the National Dance Institute
"The National Dance Institute celebrated Jerome Robbins’ 100th birthday with Upper West Side Story: A Celebration of Jerome Robbins May 21. The benefit, hosted by Jacques d’Amboise, honored the prolific choreographer with an evening of music and dance."
New York City Ballet legend, Jacques d'Amboise, talks with Steve Adubato about his decades of professional dancing and how he founded the National Dance Institute to provide children the opportunity to participate in dance and the arts.
"Jacques d’Amboise’s life reads like a fairytale. As a young boy growing up in the 1940s in Washington Heights, which he compares to “West Side Story” with its teenage gangs, his mother enrolled him in a ballet class."
“Balanchine let me do anything I want. The other dancers used to complain…I’d go to Balanchine and say, ‘I’m going to do a movie, I won’t be here for three months’…I never asked him,” d’Amboise says."