| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Young aspiring dancers will have a new opportunity to hone their skills next fall, as the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and American Ballet Theatre have announced the formation of the American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School.
The school, at...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Natalie Nielsen couldn't hold back as she walked to the plate at TeWinkle Park.
One of her favorite songs played in the background and she started to move and groove. By the time she arrived to the batter's box, the 19-year-old was shaking her bottom...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 6:56 PM
An Orange County Superior Court Judge this week banned dancing at a quintessential Newport Beach restaurant — at least for the time being.
In a preliminary injunction handed down Tuesday, Judge Derek Hunt sided with the city of Newport Beach and...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 9:25 AM
A decade ago, Salwa Rizkalla reached out to the management of a promising young dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, in hopes that she could snag her as a guest artist for her Fountain Valley-based troupe.
The answer turned out to be a yes —...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Dance is an art form that can be symbolic of life.
Marisa Wayne knows this to be true.
Wayne, a Newport Beach resident and an owner of GRIT Cycle in Costa Mesa, has been working on a special routine for the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa's seventh...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Jossue Murillo was teased mercilessly in middle and high school.
His friends couldn't fathom why a boy his age would choose to spend his evenings dancing — of all things, ballet — so they mocked and belittled him.
In response, the Tustin...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Previewing a theater season at Segerstrom Center for the Arts is like walking into a shoe retailer and eyeing a variety of styles created by the best designers.
There is the classic, the vintage and the contemporary.
And red patent-leather high-heel...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Barbara Poppa, wardrobe supervisor at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, reached for a plastic basket and pointed to the washing machine before her.
"I've got exciting laundry to do," she said, holding a ballerina's slip for Russian dancers Osipova and...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:25 PM
When Kensey Conti showed her grandmother a video she choreographed after being inspired by the woman's struggle with stage-four lung cancer, she knew she had something powerful.
"She's seen it like a ton of times now, and she cries every time," Kensey...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 4:24 PM
You are invited to Wednesday's Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council luncheon for a presentation on the effect of the new healthcare laws on you, your doctor and your hospital. The presentation will be made by Robert Braithwaite, chief operating...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Leotard-clad dancers stretched at gravity-defying angles, while gangly teenagers with seemingly endless legs towered en pointe.
A girl hunched over homework as a counterpart stitched elastic bands and ribbons onto her shoes, listening to the youngest...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:51 PM
It's time to dip and twirl for the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa.
The 72-year-old nonprofit, which aids children and families via community programs, is organizing an annual ballroom dancing competition. Dancing for Tomorrow's Stars couples...