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November 29, 2011    
What My Teacher Taught Me
Jenifer Ringer   

Jenifer Ringer  

Though she's been an NYCB principal since 2000, Jenifer Ringer brings a fresh spark to roles as if she's performing them for the first time. On December 5, she will receive a Dance Magazine Award for her sustained achievement.


Ringer credits the longevity of her career to Nancy Bielski, whom she has been training with since the two met at a summer intensive in Ringer's teens.     


"I've now been taking class with Nancy for 24 years. Once a person reaches principal dancer status, teachers often leave them alone, but she's always challenging me--I get corrected during almost every combination. She adjusts herself to how I'm feeling, from the height of performance weeks to off season. She helped me through injuries and when I was coming back from pregnancy. She knows my strengths, my weaknesses. She really knows who I am." 


To learn more about Ringer and the other DM awardees, click here


Jenifer Ringer in Jerome Robbins' The Four Seasons. Photo by Paul Kolnik, courtesy of NYCB.  

A Big City Recital
Creations by Cicci Planning your spring performances? Take on a Big Apple Theme! Creations By Cicci's "A Girl's Best Friend" (style 12-222) is perfect for recreating a Breakfast At Tiffany's moment or a day on the swanky Upper East Side.

For more NYC-themed recital ideas, costumes and songs, click here.
Don't Miss Dance212!
Sometimes, dances with props just don't go as planned. (Sounds familiar, doesn't it?) Check out a recent episode of Dance212 in which Dana Foglia's ball-inspired piece goes awry. Do the dancers freeze or somehow make up for the lost prop? You'll have to watch to find out! 
Daniel Ulbricht
 Daniel Ulbricht at MYB
You may have seen NYCB principal Daniel Ulbricht soar onstage, but how about in the classroom? Click on the video to see him teaching a class at Manhattan Youth Ballet, where he has taken the role of artistic advisor.

Click here to learn more about Ulbricht's new job.

Want to land a spot in the limelight? Submit your videos to Dance Teacher's Video of the Month contest. Each month, an editors' choice winner will be featured in the magazine and receive a one-year subscription. A viewers' choice winner receives a spot in our e-news. Share videos of your students, class or choreography!

Job Opportunities

Pima Community College, AZ
Dance Faculty, Performing Arts
Deadline: November 30, 2011
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State University of New York-Brockport
Costume Supervisor, Department of Dance
Deadline: Until position is filled
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ballet Instructor, Dance Department
Deadline: December 15, 2011
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USA International Ballet Competition, MS
Director of Development
December 15, 2011
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Win Holiday Loot
The holiday pressure is on, so start early by entering our gift set giveaway to share with your colleagues or dancers (or to keep for yourself). One winner will receive a journal and candle from Quotable Cards featuring an inspirational quote.

Click here to enter to win. And look out for the December issue of DT for more gift ideas.
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