Rasta Thomas is the artisic director of his company, Bad Boys of Dance, which premiered at Jacob's Pillow in 2007. The Bad Boys of Dance is a dazzling, high energy, all male company combines the best of ballet, Broadway, Tango and Hip Hop to showcase male virtuosity at
Maurice Bejart made his debut as a dancer and later as a choreographer in Paris. After meeting Igor Stravinsky, in 1959, Bejart choreographed his "Rite of Spring" for Maurice Huisman, the new director of Theater Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. This project paved the way for his own company,
Edouard Lock is a choreographer/performer, who studied film at Concordia University. He founded Lock-Danseurs in 1980, which then evolved into La La La Human Steps. "Oranges" (1981) won him a Jean A. Chalmers Award for choreography, and "Human Sex" (1985) won a Bessie Award for choreog
Sylvie Guillem entered the Paris Opera Ballet School in 1976 and by the age of 19 was named "Etoile" by Rudolph Nureyev. She has also danced with the Royal Ballet of London and the American Ballet Theater.
Sylvie is not just a ballet dancer, she has entered the modern dance scene in