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Published: February 1, 2010
Category: profile

Broadway Soul Mates: Elizabeth Parkinson and Scott Wise

Elizabeth Parkinson and Scott Wise momentarily consider the most challenging part of leaving behind their Tony and Astaire Award-winning performance careers. Now full-time teachers at their school FineLine Theatre Arts, the married couple look into each other’s eyes and simultaneously reply, “Three-year-olds!”

Wise: “Those three-year-olds don’t care who you think you are.”

Parkinson: “It’s []

Published: March 1, 2006
Category: career talk

Starting out: Dance program grads make the leap to professional life

By Rachel Straus

Some call it tunnel vision. Others speak of good timing. Many describe it as a matter of hedging one’s bets. Bellamy F. Eure’s journey from student at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts to professional dancer with Philadanco involved all of the above. Raised in a business minded family, Eure began weighing her []

Published: April 15, 2003
Category: review

Tharp - master of bodies in motion - rides a cresting wave

Choreographer Twyla Tharp’s torrentially prolific energy is much in evidence lately.

As the director and choreographer of “Movin’ Out,” a dance drama set to Billy Joel’s most-loved songs, she has a Broadway hit.

As a maker of more than 125 dances, her choreographic works can be found on video store shelves and her touring company []