Tagged jazz dance

Cesar Salinas Representing Gus Giordano

“On one hand, jazz dance is truly a discipline requiring the same fierce dedication one expects in ballet. But jazz dance emancipates the soul. It frees the spirit.”  -Gus Giordano A man known for helping to lead jazz dance into becoming a revered art form, Gus Giordano is often referred to as the “Godfather of…

Jacqueline Sinclair recaptured as Joel Hall

“I instill in my dancers the discipline of proper training, but I also let them know they have a voice—a voice that shows where they came from—and I want to hear it.” -Joel Hall Born and raised in Chicago, where he still resides, Joel Hall started his life in dance as a teenager under the…

Tom Ralabate Recaptured as Luigi

“To dance, put your hand on your heart and listen to the sound of your soul.”-Eugene Louis Faccuito As a professional dancer in California, Luigi was in a serious car accident. It left one side of him paralyzed and with double vision. Doctors didn’t think he would recover, but Luigi was determined. During his recovery,…