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July 21: Today in Dance

Born Today: Donald Byrd

Choreographer and accomplished flautist, Donald Byrd (1949-) decided to pursue dance while pursuing a degree in theatre. Inspired by the Alvin Ailey modern dance company, he began to study dance in earnest — at the Ailey School, the London Centre for Contemporary Dance, and with ballet teacher Mia Slavenska (1916–2002). He performed with Twyla Tharp (1941-) and Gus Solomons (1940-) before founding…

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Dawn Davis Loring

Dawn Davis Loring

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Dance writer and historian, teacher, and advocate. Book Dance Appreciation, published by Human Kinetics. Apple podcast - Today in Dance.