[VIDEO] The long-forgotten back alley of Orange Tree Square in the quiet town of Irvine was officially brought back to life yesterday — and with some tinsel and twinkle. Young mom of two and Woodbury resident Samantha Heaton shared, “I knew that something was about to change here… I could see that work was being done every time I drove...→ read more
Alice Alyse is the Artistic Director of Joffrey South and Joffrey West Programs, and the founder of the American Ballerina Foundation. Her career includes contemporary principal lead roles with the San Francisco Ballet Company, over 300 performances in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out, top-awarded ballet graduate of Miami’s New World School of the Arts in 1994, first place winner of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and the Outstanding Performance Diploma at the 16th International Ballet Competition in Varna, Bulgaria. She has been featured in Vogue, People, Harper’s Bazaar Australia and Dance Magazine. Kennedy Center, Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center, St. Petersburg, Russia, Kirov Theatre and Paris Opera Garnier are among some of Alyse’s top stage credits.
[VIDEO] July 27th’s spectacular performance at VPAC officially marked the grand opening of Joffrey West, the new dance program by Joffrey Ballet School. But if you’re thinking this was your typical beautiful dance recital on a Friday night — think again. Brilliantly organized by Joffrey West’s very own Artistic Director Alice Alyse, the event kicked off with a glamorous Hollywood...→ read more
[VIDEO] Take a famous ballet school from New York City, throw it right into the capital of entertainment of the world and what do you get? The result is a red carpet full of big-name dance choreographers and Hollywood celebrities, of course. From SYTYCD choreographer Mia Michaels to Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, to even Spanish artist Domingo Zapata, Joffrey...→ read more
[VIDEO] So what happens when you take two cultures and fuse them together on a dance floor? That’s exactly what DanceLova creator Ivy Chen sought to discover. When New York City-based Joffrey Ballet School invited Chen to teach a group of eager-to-learn dance students the art of Chinese Dance as part of Joffrey West’s summer dance training intensive, it was...→ read more