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May 2016

Fundraiser: “Fitness for the Arts” with PhilanthroFIT

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 / 7pm – 8.15pm
Fitness for the Arts with PhilanthroFIT
Central Park Beach Volleyball Courts
New York, NY 10021
Google Map Location: HERE
Cost: $20 online donation in advance or $30 cash at event
In order to secure your spot you must make your $20 donation HERE through PayPal before June 6!

More info on our Facebook Invite:  Fitness For the Arts
More info on PhilanthroFIT:

PhilanthroFIT is teaming up with The Moving Architects to support the performing arts! 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Moving Architects. PhilanthroFIT’s Senior Personal Trainer Caitlin Bailey will lead the hour-long session consisting of high-intensity interval training followed by a complete full body stretch. Open to all ability levels, the session with be engaging, challenging, and fun. Don’t miss out!

Movers & Shapers: Kat Wildish

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Podcast No.24 – Kat Wildish

Release Date: May 17, 2016

Download Episode on iTunes, Subscribe, and Rate Us HERE
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Join the Movers and Shapers Facebook Community HERE
Follow on Twitter @ShapersPodcast HERE



Kat Wildish is one of those rare ballerinas who appeared with both New York City Ballet (under founder George Balanchine) and American Ballet Theatre (under artistic director Mikhail Baryshnikov), as well as with such companies as Zurich Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet, and The Eglevsky Ballet (under Edward Villella). A teacher with 40 years’ experience, she is an expert in ballet’s great pedagogical traditions: Balanchine technique, Vaganova, and Cechetti. She is also an ABT® Certified Teacher, in Primary through Level 7/Partnering of the ABT® National Training Curriculum. She has mentored teachers for the Dance Educators of America and as a member of the U.S. Faculty of Education of the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Dance. She is currently on the faculty of The Joffrey School and leads open classes at Peridance Capezio Center, Ballet Arts, Gibney Dance, and Ripley-Grier. She has been a guest teacher both internationally (Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and, most recently, Italy) and in states ranging from Florida to Alaska. She also teaches privately and coaches dancers for competitions like the Youth America Grand Prix. In February 2014 Wildish was on the cover of Dance Teacher magazine. Under the rubric “Kat Wildish Presents,” she masterminded the Performing in NY Showcases (three times a year, six performances) for passionate students and larger companies (six dancers and up) eager for stage experience and exposure. Just recently she introduced the Performing in NY Spotlight Series (twice a year, four performances) for soloists and smaller groups.  She also produces the Festival of Dance Schools.  To study with Kat is to be the beneficiary of superlative technical training, a lifetime of accumulated ballet lore, and a generous, elegant spirit. She prepares her students not only to dance beautifully, but to live with grace.



Louisville Ballet

Pace School of the Performing Arts

Harkness Center for Dance Injuries

Melissa Hayden

New York City Ballet

George Balanchine

Peter Martins

American Ballet Theater

Lincoln Kirstein

Eglevsky Ballet 

Metropolitan Opera 

Maurice Béjart

William Forsythe

Zurich Ballet

Mikhail Baryshnikov 

Broadway Dance Center

The Ailey Extension


Gibney Dance

Harlem School of the Arts

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron

Movers & Shapers: Tiffany Mills

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Tiffany Mills dance Workshop at Tisch, NYU, 2015

Photo: Julie Lemberg

Podcast No.23 – Tiffany Mills

Release Date: May 3, 2016

Download Episode on iTunes, Subscribe, and Rate Us HERE
Download Episode on Stitcher HERE
Join the Movers and Shapers Facebook Community HERE
Follow on Twitter @ShapersPodcast HERE



Tiffany Mills moved to NYC in 1995, and formed the Brooklyn-based Tiffany Mills Company in 2000. Her work centers on human relationships, is grounded in partnering and improvisation, and is fueled by collaboration across mediums. The company will be presented by La MaMa in their La MaMa Moves! Festival May 12-15, 2016. In 2012-13, the company was selected to participate in the inaugural session of BAM’s Professional Development Program, which culminated in a NYC Season at BAM Fisher. The company’s collaborative work has been performed in NYC and nationally: PICA’s TBA Festival (OR), Wexner Center (OH), Contemporary Dance Theater/NPN (OH), Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Residency (MA), Dance Place (DC), Guggenheim Museum Works & Process, Duke on 42 Street, Symphony Space, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dancing in the Streets, Joyce SoHo, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Danspace Project’s City/Dans Series, DTW, PS 122, Movement Research at Judson Church, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, HERE, and in Russia, Italy, Mexico and Canada. Awards and residencies: NYU’s Tisch Summer Dance Festival Residency (15), CUNY Dance Initiative Residencies (14-15), BAM/PDP (12-13), Joyce’s Mellon Anchor Tenant Program (11-present), Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency (10), Dance New Amsterdam Residency (10), Joyce Residency (07-08), Field Residency (08), LMCC Swing Space Residency (08-09, 12), Bogliasco/Jerome Robbins Foundation Fellowships (Italy 07), Help Desk (05-06), HERE’s Artist Residency (02-03), Dance/NYC Artistic Advisory Board (02-03), ACDFA Adjudicator (04, 07, 16), TPAC/LMCC Space Grant (05-06), University of Oregon Alumni Award & Boekhelheide Creativity Award (05 & 06), Bates Dance Festival Emerging Choreographer Award (98). Funding includes: Asian Cultural Council, Evelyn Sharp Foundation, Harkness Foundation (via HERE), Mertz Gilmore Foundation (via La MaMa), Fund for Creative Communities, DCA, BAC/JPMC, BAC/DCA, BAC/NYSCA, BAC/Destination Brooklyn, Bossak/Heilbron, Sorin Charitable Trust, Puffin Foundation, MCAF, Meet the Composer, American Music Center, and New Music USA. Current and past teaching: Tisch Summer Festival Residency, Gibney Dance Center, Dance New Amsterdam, Trisha Brown Studio, The Playground, Earthdance (MA), Velocity (WA), Conduit (OR), plus festivals and universities nationally/internationally. Additionally, the Tiffany Mills Company holds an annual Summer Partnering Intensive, now in its 11th year. Mills hails from Oregon (BA in Dance from University of Oregon, MFA in Choreography from Ohio State University).



University of Oregon – Dance

Ohio State University – Dance

Vickie Blaine

Trisha Brown

Larry Keigwin

Miguel Gutierrez


Bessie Schonberg

Ursula Payne 

Susan Van Pelt Petry

David Parsons

Guggenheim Museum Performance

John Zorn

Wexner Center for the Arts

TBA Festival at PICA

Bebe Miller

Doug Varone

Klein Technique/Barbara Mahler

“Tomorrow’s Legs”

Danspace Project

“Berries and Bulls”

BAC Residency Program

BAM professional development program

“After the Feast” Collaborators

Gibney Dance


Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Intro Music: “Singing Distance” by Elijah Aaron