Welcome to Moving Moments, a new podcast that celebrates dancers and choreographers and explores the vibrant world behind their art, hosted by Alicia Graf Mack, Dean and Director of the Juilliard School Dance Division. Alicia is a dreamer, conqueror, and inspiration in the truest sense of the words. She is changing the future of the dance world on and off the stage.
Join Alicia weekly as she has authentic conversations with some of the most celebrated, renowned, and ground-breaking artists in her industry, as well as promising newcomers who are pushing the envelope with inventive works. These guests are some of Alicia's dearest friends and most trusted colleagues and confidants. Like Alicia, they have endured the inherent challenges associated with being a performer at the highest level, but despite the bumps and bruises along the way, they never lose their passion for their art form. Alicia knows these moments of frustration go hand in hand with ones of pure joy, allowing guests to reveal their own stories of resilience and discovery.
ABOUT THE HOST:
photograph by Webster University
ALICIA GRAF MACK is the Dean and Director of Dance at the Juilliard School, and she enjoyed a distinguished career as a leading dancer of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and principal dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Alicia also performed with Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, Jon Batiste, Beyoncé, John Legend, André 3000, and Alicia Keys, in addition to dancing in numerous galas and festivals. She graduated from Columbia University with a BA in history and holds an MA in nonprofit management from Washington University in St. Louis.