JCE Magazine

A JCE Class with Gail Pearson: Preserving the Legacy of Betsy Haug

This summer Jazz Choreography Enterprises was honored to sponsor a jazz class in the distinctive style of Betsy Haug. Gail Pearson, Betsy’s assistant and protégée, was the teacher. Betsy Haug was a New York City staple of the jazz scene in the 1970’s and ‘80’s.

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JCE Choreographers Talk with Alan Spaulding

Jazz Choreography Enterprises had a talk-back session following the Sunday, April 28th, performance of the JCE Jazz Dance Project. The choreographers, whose pieces were performed in the show, sat down to answer questions from the audience and moderator Alan Spaulding.

Gail Pearson Teaches a Betsy Haug Style Class

JCE will sponsor a class on Betsy Haug’s distinctive jazz dance style taught by Gail Pearson. Her style incorporated a great deal of syncopation, reflecting her love of the dancing of Fred Astaire, Henry LeTang, and others in the great world of tap.

An Interview with JCE Co-Artistic Director Merete Muenter

Choreographer Merete Muenter’s piece, “Eleanor,” will be presented in the JCE Jazz Dance Project on April 27-28, 2019. She has been nominated for a Chita Rivera Award and is the Assistant Choreographer for the Off-Broadway production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Skye Mattox: Following Family Tradition on Broadway and Film

Skye Mattox is a Broadway performer who has appeared in shows like Carousel, West Side Story, and On The Town. She was a dancer throughout the second season of the NBC TV series SMASH, and is also a dance teacher and the granddaughter of storied jazz choreographer Matt Mattox.

Putting Jazz Dance Back in the Spotlight

The JCE Jazz Dance Project returned this October to once again put jazz dance back in the spotlight, presenting a program of varied pieces that showcased the full potential of this diverse and rich dance form.

Magazine Editors:

Josh Harris and Marian Hyun

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