Saying Goodbye to May!


Congratulations to Daniel McCusker on his retirement from the Tufts Dance Program, where he has been a faculty member since 1997. A friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) has made a generous donation to Boston Dance Alliance in honor of this milestone, knowing the gift accords with Danny’s many roles supporting the entire Boston dance community.


Continuum Dance Project is hosting an Open Showing and Talk Back of their latest evening-length work. This interdisciplinary piece explores a multi-layered connection to Michael Alfano’s interactive sculpture “Cubed.” Thursday, May 26 at 7PM.


Mikko Nissinen’s Swan Lake is presented in person by Boston Ballet from May 26-June 5 and available to view online from June 9-June 19. If you’re a BDA memberlog into your account and go to the Members Only Discounts page to check out the special offer that will save you $50 on select dates! Not a member yet? Sign up here.


Entropy Fest: Emergence is a live showcase of Greater Boston area artists, and will feature an array of diverse acts from theatre to puppetry to burlesque and more! Friday May 27-Sunday May 29.


INTEGRARTE’S SPRING DANCE CELEBRATION continues May 27-June 4 both in person and virtually. The showcase features the preprofessional dancers of the school. Guest artists include Tara McCrystal founder of Infinity Dance Collective with Audrey LaVallee, Miriam Lundgren, Jillian Grunnah, Tony Tucker & Olivia Moon, former Integrarte pre-professional student Sarah Kalkert, and Ken Pierce and Camilla Finlay in Early Dance.

The Legend Reborn is presented by the Chinese Folk Art Workshop is presented at the Casey Theatre at Regis College on Sunday, May 29th at 2 PM and 7:30 PM.

PBS’s United Nations of Dance: Hawaii is now available to stream! Plus, watch episodes on New York, Rio de Janiero, New Orleans, Japan, and more!



Boston Ballet School, Education and Community Initiatives Department is seeking an Assistant PrincipalThe Assistant Principal, Boston Ballet School (BBS) is a full-time regular, exempt-level position, who will work closely with the BBS Principal and Dean of Faculty to teach classes, provide administrative support in ensuring high-quality instruction, manage fellow faculty members, and help grow programs happening at the Boston studio location.
To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to   IMPORTANT – PLEASE INCLUDE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, BBS IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF YOUR E-MAIL.  No phone calls, please.


Engage in a year-long hybrid institute with a network of fellow choreographers facilitated by core artist faculty: Celeste Miller (Institute Director), Kimberli Boyd, and Michael Richter



Summer Stars Camp for the Performing Arts, the unique nine-day, no-cost residential summer camp for middle and high-school-aged kids from under-resourced communities who have a passion for the performing arts, will take place August 7-15, 2022, on the Northfield Mount Hermon campus in idyllic Gill, MA. Applications are now available at


MASARY seeks choreographers and dancers for a multimedia installation project for a prominent local museum this coming September.  Interested groups should have established choreography to draw from and be comfortable editing and reworking such on the fly. This may include performing the same material in different groupings (solo, duo, etc). Some structured improv. and creating-in-the-moment is expected and encouraged. We are most interested in capturing those qualities of movement, dance, and choreography that exemplify each group’s background, training, and lineage, and those qualities that are unique to each choreographer. We are interested in this work being authentically representative of the diversity of dancers, performers, and movement in Greater Boston. Those of all backgrounds, genders, races and ethnicities, body types, and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Watch Filipino students of Georgia tech in Atlanta, USA performed a traditional tinikling folk dance but with a modern hiphop twist!


Enjoy the sunshine this week, enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend, and stay tuned for more from BDA soon!

With care,

Debra Cash, Executive Director