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March 28, 2023

Paul Taylor Masterclass

On Tuesday, March 28 at 10am, The Dance Archive and the Newman Center will collaborate to offer a master class onstage at the Newman Center with the great Francisco Graciano. 

Date: March 28, 2023 at 10:00am
Location: onstage at the Newman Center
Level: advanced/pre-professional ballet/modern
Age: 15+
Class size: Currently, the class is limited to only 30 students
Cost: $35 plus ticketing fees

Francisco Graciano will be teaching a modern dance class rooted in the style he performed for thirteen years with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. His class focuses on breath and musicality while simultaneously inviting the freedom to individualize. The class will thoroughly warm up the entire body and include brief movement phrases designed to familiarize the body with the space and prepare for the bigger phrases across the room. Graciano’s movement phrases are grounded in technique and focus on fullness of movement and the use of the floor as a partner. Most importantly the key in every class is a sense of play and discovering new sensations in the body through movement.

Legends of Dance
2023 Nominations

The Dance Archive is looking for nominations for its annual Legends of Dance awards! Legends represent all dance styles and forms as well as those behind the scenes such as philanthropists and photographers.
Nominate the Dance Legend in your life!

Legends of Dance

Since 2004, the annual “Legends of Dance in Colorado” honors individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to dance in our state. As part of being a Legend of Dance, an oral history is recorded with each honoree. The oral histories are available online in our digital repository.

Living Legends


  • Denver Turnverein
  • Judi Hofmeister
  • Jan Johnson
  • Louise Leise
  • Stan Obert
  • Larry Southall


  • Chung-Fu Chang
  • Peter Davison
  • Dawn Fay
  • Duke Hartman
  • Donna Mejia
  • Ann Sanders


  • Judy Bejarano
  • Nancy Cranbourne
  • Jan Justis
  • Chandra Kuykendall
  • Maria Vazquez
  • John “Mr. Tap” Williams


  • David Andrews
  • Barbara Ellis
  • Karen Genoff-Campbell
  • Gregory Gonzales
  • Kim Robards


  • Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop
  • Ana Claire
  • Denver Ballet Guild
  • Nada Diachenko
  • Kathy Hill
  • Jane Spain


  • Gene GeBauer
  • Celeste Grynberg
  • Maria Mosina
  • Fran Page
  • Deborah Reshotko
  • Damian Woetzel


  • 3rd Law Dance/Theater
  • Colorado Springs Dance Theatre
  • Judy Graese
  • Stephen Seifert
  • Nii Armah Sowah


  • Garrett Ammon
  • Monica Hill
  • Jane Slusarski-Harris
  • Nancy Smith
  • Ingvar Sodal


  • Gil Boggs
  • Rita Flores de Wallace
  • Noel Hefty
  • Howard Sayette
  • Debbie Stark
  • Hope Moore Waggoner


  • John Bradford
  • Linda Kent
  • Tom Masterson
  • Susan Tracy


  • Glenn Giffin
  • Darlene Handler
  • Mary Wohl Haan
  • Henry Lowenstein
  • Pablo Rodarte


  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Don Atwood
  • Barbara Dilley
  • Sandra Minton


  • Joan Brown
  • Beulah Cherne
  • Patricia Renzetti
  • Phoebe Smedley


  • Beverly Elinoff
  • Hannah Kahn
  • Chris Kermiet
  • Michelle O’Bryan Hamel
  • Jerry Rumley
  • Lynne Taylor-Corbett


  • Esther Kenny
  • Henry Miles
  • David Taylor
  • Roberta Thornsberry
  • Jeanette Trujillo


  • Rene Heredia
  • Gloria Kubel
  • Cleo Parker Robinson
  • Virginia Putnam
  • Nancy Spanier


  • Ann Marie Blessin
  • Martin Fredmann
  • Marda Kirn
  • Letitia Williams


  • Dulcy Amter
  • Gwen Bowen
  • Marilyn Cohen
  • Katherine Detre
  • Charlotte York Irey


  • Al Brooks
  • Lillian Covillo
  • Reike Love
  • Florence Ruston
  • Vera Sears
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