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Published: July 1, 2011
Category: history

Melissa Hayden: Ballet’s unstoppable force

By Rachel Straus

At 14, Gillian Murphy remembers walking into her first class with renowned ballerina Melissa Hayden, whose intense demeanor could seem harsh. “She bounded into the room and electrified us with her energy,” says Murphy, now a principal with American Ballet Theatre. “We learned something very important about seizing the moment, pushing []

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 []