Author: Toba Singer

Toba is an author and dance critic based in the Bay Area. Articles by her have appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dance Magazine, Dance Europe, Voice of Dance, and CriticalDance.

Under are the articles written for DanceTabs.
José Manuel Carreño.© Rosalie O'Connor. (Click image for larger version)

Jose Manuel Carreno – former American Ballet Theatre Principal and freelance dancer

Toba Singer talks to José Manuel Carreño: “Coming from Cuba, with the Cuban school you end up with a very strong foundation because you train so much in technique and partnering. These are two things that were very strong from the Cuban school, but on top of that, there was a lot of attention paid to the theatrical elements…”

José Manuel Carreño and Alexandra Meijer in Don Quixote.© Robert Shomler. (Click image for larger version)

Ballet San Jose – Don Quixote – San Jose

The overall spirit is vivacious, the ensemble committed, on task and fully present. As this company moves along its new trajectory… there is every reason to believe that its partnership with ABT will be celebrated…

Sean Kelly ©

Sean Kelly – From Ballet to Musical Theatre and Diablo Ballet’s A Swingin’ Holiday

Sean Kelly enjoyed a nearly two decades-long career as a principal dancer with Houston Ballet, and then decided to try his hand at Musical Theater. He joined the casts and/or became Dance Captain in such shows as Carousel, Swing, Moving On and Billy Elliot. He was recently in the San Francisco Bay Area to set a new holiday swing-themed premiere on Diablo Ballet…

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