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Capezio Athletes dish on worst holiday gifts

Capezio Athletes dish on worst holiday gifts

An oversized wool sweater with a giant Santa face on it, a stale loaf of fruitcake, a re-gifted, heinous...

Capezio Athletes share six unforgettable “Nutcracker” mishaps

Capezio Athletes share six unforgettable “Nutcracker” mishaps

One performance is never like another. Some shows may feel nearly “perfect” one day but “not so great” the...

My Favorite “Nutcracker” Role

Tiffany Hedman as Snow Queen in "The Nutcracker." Photo by Gene Schiavone.

My Favorite “Nutcracker” Role

Capezio Athletes share their Nutcracker memories. For many dancers, The Nutcracker is their first introduction into the world of...

Capezio Athletes dish on new Tapsonic® shoes

Alexis Juliano with the new Tapsonic® tap shoes.

Capezio Athletes dish on new Tapsonic® shoes

Have you heard about the latest tap shoe set to revolutionize the dance form? If not, introducing Capezio’s Tapsonic®!...

Adrienne Canterna and her Bad Boys show America their Talent

Adrienne Canterna and the Bad Boys of Ballet on America's Got Talent. Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Adrienne Canterna and her Bad Boys show America their Talent

Adrienne Canterna and her Bad Boys of Ballet were semifinalists in this season of America’s Got Talent on NBC....

Behind the Lens: Tiffany Hedman and Alison Stroming pose for Capezio at USA IBC Jackson

Behind the Lens: Tiffany Hedman and Alison Stroming pose for Capezio at USA IBC Jackson

Professional ballerinas and Capezio Athletes Tiffany Hedman and Alison Stroming recently visited Jackson, Mississippi for the prestigious USA International...

Commercial Dancer Khadija Nicholas – Pharrell’s Marilyn Monroe

Khadija Nicholas from Pharrell's Marilyn Monroe music video wearing Capezio basics from the team basics collection.

Commercial Dancer Khadija Nicholas – Pharrell’s Marilyn Monroe

Like many youngsters, Brooklyn-born Khadija Nicholas started dancing at the age of five at her mother’s request. “She thought it...

Capezio NYCDA Model Search Winners Announced

Makenna Miller

Capezio NYCDA Model Search Winners Announced

New York City Dance Alliance (NYCDA) has been an ongoing staple in the dance community for over 20 years....

Dance School Diaries star Sage Humphries talks competitive ballet

Photos by Luis Pons Photography. www.LPonsphotography.com

Dance School Diaries star Sage Humphries talks competitive ballet

Dance in general has been creeping its way into mainstream media over the last decade. But, in an effort...

Tate McRae: Young Dancer to Watch

Tate McRae: Young Dancer to Watch

Tate McRae is young (she turned 11 on July 1), but she’s already a showstopper. She’s a well-rounded dancer...

Behind the Lens: Ayodele Casel Models for Capezio

Ayodele Casel surrounded by every Capezio K360 tap shoe she's ever worn. She's never thrown one away!

Behind the Lens: Ayodele Casel Models for Capezio

Tap phenom Ayodele Casel recently modeled for Capezio as part of the “I Am Capezio” campaign. Ayodele is proud...

7 Fun Facts about Desmond Richardson

Desmond Richardson models for Capezio‘s “I Am Capezio” campaign.

7 Fun Facts about Desmond Richardson

Capezio Athlete Desmond Richardson may be a household name for many of us, as he has had such an...

Ballet San Jose’s Brazilian-born bombshell, Alison Stroming

Alison Stroming and Cindy Huang in Twyla Tharp's "In the Upper Room." Photo by Alejandro Gomez.

Ballet San Jose’s Brazilian-born bombshell, Alison Stroming

For burgeoning ballerina Alison Stroming, age don’t mean a thing. The 20-year-old is the youngest dancer on the roster...

Gettin’ Down with DeWitt

Capezio Athlete Dewitt Fleming. Photo by Laura Rose.

Gettin’ Down with DeWitt

DeWitt Fleming is a master tap dancer—his fast-paced, fancy footwork is electric and he has the personality to match....

From Rome with Love: Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari

U.S. Standard Finalists Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari. Mary Lou Photography.

From Rome with Love: Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari

Italian Ballroom dancers Emanuele Pappacena and Francesca Lazzari have earned multiple international titles, among them that of 2013 U.S....

Latin ballroom darlings Jean Paul and Lana Rossi

Latin stars Jean Paul and Lana Rossi proudly wear Capezio Latin shoes. Photo by Peggy Abrams.

Latin ballroom darlings Jean Paul and Lana Rossi

Heating things up both on and off the dance floor, Capezio Athletes Jean Paul and Lana Rossi are generating...

Behind the Lens: Desmond Richardson Models for Capezio

Behind the Lens: Desmond Richardson Models for Capezio

Contemporary dance icon Desmond Richardson recently modeled for a photo shoot to express why he is “Capezio” as part...

Ayodele Casel: Tip-Top Tapper

Capezio Athlete and Tap Dancer Ayodele Casel. Photo by Michael Higgins.

Ayodele Casel: Tip-Top Tapper

To be hailed as “one of the top young tap dancers in the world today” by the late Gregory...

Fast Feet Baakari Wilder

Fast Feet Baakari Wilder

Baakari Wilder speaks with his feet. Watching him perform as a tap dancer becomes an entrancing experience. Often dressed...

Bad Boys of Dance’s Daniela Filippone talks playing a star-crossed lover in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Daniela Filippone and James Boyd perform in 'Romeo and Juliet.' Photo by Tana Hall.

Bad Boys of Dance’s Daniela Filippone talks playing a star-crossed lover in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

With graceful balletic lines, a romantic sensibility to her movement and an effervescent stage presence, Daniela Filippone is the...

Demi Remick has the World at her Tapping Feet

Demi Remick performs in her bright yellow Capezio K360 tap shoes.

Demi Remick has the World at her Tapping Feet

At 18 years old, Capezio Athlete Demi Remick might just be graduating high school this year, but by no...

Capezio darling Anami Thomas follows in her parents’ footsteps

Anami Thomas wearing her Capezio ballet shoes in "The Nutcracker." Photo by XMBphotography.

Capezio darling Anami Thomas follows in her parents’ footsteps

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Six-year-old Anami Thomas might have just started dancing three years ago but there...

Capezio Athlete, ballroom dancer Vard Margaryan

Vard Margaryan with his partner Sofya Fil. Photo courtesy of Vard Margaryan.

Capezio Athlete, ballroom dancer Vard Margaryan

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. From Armenia to New York City, Capezio Athlete Vard Margaryan is taking up...

Jared Grimes working on new Tupac musical

Professional Tap Dancer and Capezio Athlete Jared Grimes. Photos courtesy of Mr Grimes.

Jared Grimes working on new Tupac musical

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Tap icon and Capezio Athlete Jared Grimes is always busy working on projects...

Introducing Latin Starlet Cheyenne Murillo

Cheyenne Murillo on fire on the dance floor! Photos courtesy of Ms Murillo.

Introducing Latin Starlet Cheyenne Murillo

By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa. Cheyenne Murillo and her partner Dmytry Dmytrenko placed 2nd in Youth Latin...

The Heart and Soul of Tiffany Hedman

Tiffany Hedman. Photo by Liza Voll Photography.

The Heart and Soul of Tiffany Hedman

By Leah Gerstenlauer of Dance Informa. What does it take to turn a duckling into a swan? In the...

Tony Dovolani: Dancing Star

Tony Dovolani. Photo by Fadil Berisha.

Tony Dovolani: Dancing Star

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. On Dancing with the Stars, professional ballroom dancer Tony Dovolani has partnered...

Courtney Lavine’s Latest News

ABT dancer Courtney Lavine. Photo by Jade Young.

Courtney Lavine’s Latest News

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. Courtney Lavine, Capezio Athlete and Corps de Ballet dancer at American Ballet Theatre,...

Capezio Athlete Sarah Hay talks about her starring role in new TV drama ‘Flesh and Bone’

Sarah Hay in rehearsal with Semperoper Ballett. Photo by Costin Radu.

Capezio Athlete Sarah Hay talks about her starring role in new TV drama ‘Flesh and Bone’

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. Over the past several years, dance has surely made its way into...

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Abigail Simon

Abigail Simon coaching a dance student. Photo by Piret Puusepp.

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman: Abigail Simon

By Leah Gerstenlauer of Dance Informa. “Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing.” – Jacques D’Amboise “We live...

April Giangeruso: Ballerina From the Get-Go

April Giangeruso is a member of the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre. Photo by Tony Powell.

April Giangeruso: Ballerina From the Get-Go

By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa. At age five, Capezio Athlete April Giangeruso saw a production of American...

Bree Hafen’s Latest News

Bree Hafen’s Latest News

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Bree, where are you dancing and teaching at the moment? “Right now I...

Inspirational one-legged tapper Evan Ruggiero

Evan Ruggiero. Photo by Jordan Matter.

Inspirational one-legged tapper Evan Ruggiero

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Tap dancer Evan Ruggiero, 23, is taking the dance world by storm. In...

Head Over Heels: ABT’s Brittany DeGrofft Keeps Her Feet on the Ground as Her Career Takes Off

Brittany DeGrofft. Photo by Gene Schiavone.

Head Over Heels: ABT’s Brittany DeGrofft Keeps Her Feet on the Ground as Her Career Takes Off

By Leah Gerstenlauer of Dance Informa. What is one essential element of every Cinderella story? The perfect pair of...

Patrick Dixon wins the Capezio Dance Off

Patrick Dixon, center, wins Capezio Dance Off. Photo by Judy Wagg.

Patrick Dixon wins the Capezio Dance Off

By Nicole Saleh of Dance Informa. At 10 years old, Patrick Dixon is an emerging young dancer who knows...

Alexa Lobosco: Miss Dance of the United States

Alexa Lobosco: Miss Dance of the United States

By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. Every year the United States Tournament of Dance, a dance competition that has...

11-Year-Old Sophia Lucia Sets World Record for Pirouettes in Capezio Shoes

Sophia Lucia wore Capezio K360 tap shoes to break the world record for pirouettes

11-Year-Old Sophia Lucia Sets World Record for Pirouettes in Capezio Shoes

By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. Imagine turning on a single leg for 10 rotations, 15 rotations or 25...

Anthony Morigerato’s Latest News

Anthony Morigerato performs for an excited crowd. Photos courtesy of Anthony Morigerato.

Anthony Morigerato’s Latest News

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Anthony, where are you dancing at the moment? Currently, I am touring with...

What I’m Thankful For…

Professional Ballerina and Capezio Athlete, Tiffany Hedman. Photo Brian Mengini.

What I’m Thankful For…

By Tara Sheena of Dance Informa. As Thanksgiving is around the corner, dance industry leaders share what they’re thankful...

Alexandra Pernice joins Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

Alexandra Pernice of Peridance Contemporary Dance Company. Photo courtesy of PCDC.

Alexandra Pernice joins Peridance Contemporary Dance Company

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. In September, Alexandra Pernice joined New York’s Peridance Contemporary Dance Company under the...

Erica Sobol – 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards Winner

Erica Sobol at the 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards. Photo by Deborah Searle of Dance Informa.

Erica Sobol – 2013 Capezio A.C.E. Awards Winner

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Held every year at the Dance Teacher Summit in New York City, the...

Dana Metz wins CREATE Competition 2013

Choreographer Dana Metz wins Celebrity CREATE Competition. Photo by Amy Demos.

Dana Metz wins CREATE Competition 2013

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. On September 14, 2013, Celebrity and Capezio named its newest CREATE Champion: Arizona’s...

Young Kayla Mak excels on the competition dance scene

Young Kayla Mak excels on the competition dance scene

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Kayla Mak may be petite, but she packs a punch! This 10-year-old dance...

Award Winning Choreographer Lindsay Nelko Talks Shop

Lindsay Nelko. Photo courtesy of Nelko.

Award Winning Choreographer Lindsay Nelko Talks Shop

2nd Runner Up – 2013 Capezio A.C.E Awards By Stephanie Wolf of Dance Informa. Held every year in New...

Growing the Dance Family: Choreographer Andre Kasten

Choreographer Andre Kasten. Photo by Aaron Felske.

Growing the Dance Family: Choreographer Andre Kasten

Runner Up – 2013 Capezio A.C.E Awards. By Katherine Moore of Dance Informa. “I want to evoke feelings… real,...

Bad Boys of Dance tour new Romeo & Juliet

Adrienne Canterna in the new Bad Boys of Dance production of 'Romeo & Juliet'. Photo: mhvogel.de

Bad Boys of Dance tour new Romeo & Juliet

Interview with Capezio Athlete Adrienne Canterna By Chelsea Thomas and Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Rasta Thomas and Adrienne...

Aaron Turner: Runner up, SYTYCD Season 10

Tap dancer Aaron Turner. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo by Mathieu Young/FOX.

Aaron Turner: Runner up, SYTYCD Season 10

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. After initially not making the Top 20, tap dancer Aaron Turner joined this...

Alexis Juliano of SYTYCD Season 10

Alexis Juliano, contestant on SYTYCD Season 10. Photo by Mathieu Young/FOX.

Alexis Juliano of SYTYCD Season 10

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. SYTYCD Season 10’s only female tapper, Alexis Juliano of Coral Springs, FL, shares...

Curtis Holland of SYTYCD 10

Curtis Holland, contestant on SYTYCD Season 10. Photo by Mathieu Young/FOX.

Curtis Holland of SYTYCD 10

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Tapper Curtis Holland from Miami, FL made it to the top 14 in...

Michele Wiles’ Ballet Next

Michele Wiles in Mauro Bigonzetti's 'La Follia'. Photo by Paul B. Goode

Michele Wiles’ Ballet Next

By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. After nearly four years as a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre, Michele...

Sarah Hay’s Latest News

Beautiful Sarah Hay wearing Capezio.

Sarah Hay’s Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. What’s your favorite role that you have performed recently with Semperoper Ballett? I...

Real Life Pas De Deux

Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancers Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette in Peter Quanz’ 'Jupiter Symphony'. Photo by Paul Kolnik.

Real Life Pas De Deux

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette share their real love story By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Lauren...

Sabra Johnson’s Latest News

Sabra Johnson’s Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Where are you dancing right now? I am in Germany. I’m on my...

Tiffany Hedman’s Latest News

Tiffany Hedman shopping at the Capezio store in London.

Tiffany Hedman’s Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. What have you performed recently? I had the pleasure of going to Helsinki,...

Yuji Uragami’s Latest News

Yuji Uragami

Yuji Uragami’s Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Where have you performed recently? I performed with Chicago Human Rhythm Project in...

Matt Flint’s Latest News

Matt Flint, when he won SYTYCD UK.

Matt Flint’s Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa. Where have you performed recently? “In recent months I’ve been focusing on choreographic...

Real Life Pas De Deux

Kansas City Ballet’s Rachel Coats and Logan Pachciarz in 'Afternoon of a Faun'. Photo by Steve Wilson. Copyright Kansas City Ballet.

Real Life Pas De Deux

Kansas City Ballet’s Rachel Coats and Logan Pachciarz share their real love story. By Chelsea Thomas of Dance Informa. Kansas City...

Chloe Arnold’s Latest News

Chloe Arnold’s Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa I hear you’ve been working with Beyoncé again. “I just did two commercials...

Jared Grimes’ Latest News

Jared Grimes’ Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa You recently performed The Jared Grimes Feel, a 75-minute music and dance concert,...

Desmond Richardson’s Latest News

Desmond Richardson’s Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa Complexions Contemporary Ballet has just been performing in Moscow, Novosibirsk and St. Petersburg,...

Michelle Dorrance’s Latest News

Michelle Dorrance. Photo by Matthew Murphy and Kenn Tam.

Michelle Dorrance’s Latest News

By Deborah Searle of Dance Informa What are you working on right now? “Last year I received a Choreographic...
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