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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…