Ransom Everglades Graduate Overcomes Tragedy With Help of School by Kyra Gurney at the Miami Herald

Mya Wright is a shining example of the adage that it takes a village to raise a child. In Mya’s case, that village is Ransom Everglades School, Where the 17-year-old graduated on Friday after seven years marked both by tragedy and by her determination to succeed no matter what. Read more…

La temporada para ‘El Cascanueces’ By Olga Connor, El Nuevo Herald

Esta primera semana de diciembre comienza a presentarse en todo Estados Unidos el espectáculo favorito de niños y mayores de la época navideña, El Cascanueces. Read more…

Un Cascanueces Multitudinario, Desenvuelto y Divertido by Orlando Taquechel, El Nuevo Herald

Para comenzar, hay que reconocer el impresionante poder de convocatoria de Thomas Armour Youth Ballet (TAYB). Las inclemencias del tiempo no fueron obstáculo para que la función del ballet Cascanueces que tuvo lugar el sábado pasado en el Miami-Dade County Auditorium experimentara un lleno completo. Read more…

The Thomas Armour Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker By Guillermo Perez, Artburst

The December holidays are approaching and along with them, as sure as thicker waists and thinner wallets, The Nutcracker. Big-scaled or modest, all local or propped up by imported talent, there’s a production of America’s most popular ballet to suit any taste. But please don’t take the predictable assortment for granted or chuckle too readily at insider jokes: Who quipped that every Christmas just finds us another Nutcracker closer to death? Going to watch this dance is one of our few artistic and cultural rituals, which not only keeps studios busy and theaters full but also bolsters time-tested values. Read more…

Dance Legend Arthur Mitchell Tours Miami’s Dance Community by Nadege Green, WLRN/Herald News

Dance icon Arthur Mitchell is sitting in the dance studio at Dr. Michael Krop Senior Highschool in Notheast Miami-Dade. He’s 81 year’s old. And even seated, he has the presence of a dancer. Read more…

Shuffles and Chassés, Article By Ballet Scene

Tap meets ballet at TAYB, and the results are anything but mixed by Ryan P. Casey You wouldn’t expect to find tap among the offerings at Thomas Armour Youth Ballet, a Miami studio rooted in ballet since 1951. But today this classical ballet school, formerly called The Miami Conservatory, encouraged students ages 7 and up to study tap and ballet; for the members of its Tap Team, both forms of dance are required. The result? A win-wi scenario. Read more…