The absolutely stunning Misty Copeland at Vail International Dance Festival 2015 dancing in Romeo and Juliet, Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux and White Swan pas de deux. With Alexandre Hammoudi, also of American Ballet Theatre.

I love Vail International Dance Festival.

Everyone is so happy to be there, people are so kind, and the dancing is so good. It is a thrill to film performances, rehearsals and interviews, and create dance videos quickly so we can share them with you so fast.  

Being in the mountains energizes me for the rest of the year, and all of the beautiful content we create together inspires me. Filming the festival is a win-win in so many ways. I love being witness to new works in creation that I know will reach beyond Vail – these pieces will go far and wide, and inevitably I’ll see them again at The Joyce or at Jacob’s Pillow or Lincoln Center… 

I’m sharing only some of my favorites from the summer here in this post, because it’s really hard to choose! Tune in to my Facebook page for many more dance videos from Vail (still more to come!)

Tiler Peck & Bill Irwin

“Nobody works harder than Tiler. But she works hard and then she has fun.” -Bill Irwin

A behind-the-scenes look at this awesome collaboration between Tiler Peck & Bill Irwin. Time It Was / 116 premiered at Vail International Dance Festival 2015.

Lil Buck & Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles

Everyone loved Lil Buck and Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles in the premiere of “Dig the Say” at Vail International Dance Festival 2015.

Choreography by Charles “Lil Buck” Riley, Ron “Prime Tyme” Myles and Damian Woetzel, lighting by Aaron Copp, and live music by Vijay Iyer performed by Brooklyn Rider with Greg Saunier.