Behind the Scenes at BCG

January 31, 2018

is for Dance Alive National Ballet

I had always wanted to travel (which was not a given growing up behind The Iron Curtain), and when the wall came down, I left Bulgaria.

I stumbled upon my first dance job in the United States with Dance Alive (then Florida Stat...

January 25, 2018

is for Complexions.

What an amazing company to watch with camera in hand. How did I get so lucky?

I have taken photos in their studio, during rehearsals, and at performances --- both from the audience’s point of view and from behind the curtain.

The dancers' speed and...

January 1, 2018

is for Carmen. 

Alberto Alonso choreographed Carmen for Maya Plisetskaya in 1967.  Rodion Shchedrin, the world-renowned composer and Maya's husband, took on the famous opera by Georges Bizet and wrote Carmen Suite, which premiered at The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow...