The American Dance Festival has the unique opportunity to bring dancers from across the world together, often leading to important partnerships that continue far beyond the ADF’s summer season. In 1994, ADF’s International Linkages program sent faculty member Maryska Bigos… read more
Shani Collins-Achille attributes the development of her dance career to the many connections she’s made at ADF. A native of Greensboro, North Carolina, and a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, she first attended ADF as a… read more
Modern dance great Paul Taylor has an enduring connection with the American Dance Festival, from his early days as an ADF student in the 1950s to the Paul Taylor Dance Company commissions and performances enjoyed by audiences today.
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Choreographer Twyla Tharp’s connection to ADF reaches back over forty years. “My first commission for ADF was in 1969. My company was joined by 66 students to perform Medley on the lawn at Connecticut College. That was Charlie Reinhart’s first… read more
Ohad Naharin is one of Israel’s preeminent contemporary choreographers. In his early career, he was invited by Martha Graham to join her company. After attending the School of American Ballet in New York, he continued his studies at Juilliard. In… read more