Pieces of Eight Choreographer Highlight: LeeWei Chao

Pieces of Eight Choreographer Highlight: LeeWei Chao Given the safety protocols put in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, our junior company, OBT2, has adapted to the prevailing challenges by adding new projects and programming. This year in addition to a daily ballet technique class and supplemental classical training, our OBT2 pre-professional dancers experienced… Read More

Black History Month Spotlight: Janet Collins

Black History Month Spotlight: Janet Collins Written by Stephen Karakashain Her talent was prodigious. When she was about sixteen, the Ballet Russe de Monte-Carlo came to Los Angles, and Janet decided to audition. She was the only person of color and she lacked an accompanist, bringing instead a portable phonograph. When she finished her audition,… Read More