Fling

Fling

Pictured above left: In competition at age nine. Ask Hannah Wakelin if she can still do a Highland Fling, and the smile that creases her face most of the time becomes even wider. The Idyllwild Arts Academy Dance major from…

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Shining

Shining

L. to r.: Idyllwild Arts Dance Chair Ellen Rosa Taylor, Andrea Chesley, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Gala organizer Susan Zhou For Andrea Chesley, the Idyllwild Arts Academy Admission Counselor for both Dance and Theatre, this month's "My Shining Star" Los Angeles…

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The Grind

The Grind

The "captivating and fresh" (link) revelation of strength within what Oscar-winning screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney calls the "effeminate young man of color" in his play, Choir Boy, features an astonishing Broadway debut by Jeremy Pope, as the star tenor of…

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Inspired

Inspired

“I’m inspired by these little girls.” Clara Stark’s words stop the interviewer short. A year ago, dancing ballet, she earned a place in the semifinals of the prestigious Spotlight competition, in Los Angeles. This winter she placed third in Women’s…

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