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Narrowing Down The Change

“Before JUNTOS, I never saw myself as a leader in dance”, says Ambassador Maxine Patronik, currently a Junior in the Dominican/Lines BFA Program. As we spoke about her experience thus far as an Ambassador, it became clear to me how much JUNTOS has impacted her education and training these past three years. Her confidence in […]

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As to my previous post on February 15th, professional dancing seems exclusive and incomprehensible to most. And yet, when we apply movement to certain activities and settings, we can access and relate to entirely different communities. With a sense of leadership, and a belief in dance as an enabler we can move forward, innovate and […]

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A Week in Nagarote

Just 26 miles north of the capital of Managua, Nagarote is home to an incredible organization, NicaPhoto, who from January 11-16th held their first ever “arts brigade” festival. It was a week of collaboration with JUNTOS and two photographers, full of self-discovery and growth for Ambassadors Alivia Schaffer and Nestor Rodriguez. As I spoke to […]

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New from our Ambassador Blog

“If dance only does what we assume it can do, it will expire”. William Forsythe Even after graduating with a degree in dance and leaving 4 years of life in New York City behind, I still ask myself exactly why dance has become my life’s work. It is a question with a million answers, one […]

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New from our Ambassador Blog

That’s the Dream…Right? We have all been there. Sitting in the theater, watching the principal ballerina and hoping one day to be just like her. The grace, beauty, and mysticism she so easily portrays enraptures her audience, pulls them into a dream-like state, a world filled with magical creatures, sylphs, fairies, evil witches and black […]

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