"A NICE LITTLE TALK.... dance luminaries hold court"

 Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, March 21, 2016





Dick Button

Patricia Lawton

Mary Heylin and Timothy Marten, MD 

Parisa Ghezelbash and Dr. Charles O'Connor

Jan and Bob Newman, Anne and Michele Shonk,

Marc Sinykin and Kevin Osinski, 

Joan and John Hull, The Parsonage, 

Meg Ray, and Sharon and Robert Yoerg



Words On Dance is made possible with the generous support of:
The George Balanchine Foundation, Lead Support
Barbara Horgan
The Jerome Robbins Foundation
The Ira and Leonore Gershwin Trust
Harriet Barbanell
Stanlee Gatti
Meg Ray, Miette Confiserie
Eric and Emily Hays, Chateau Davell
Mary Heylin and Timothy Marten, MD
Richard Barker
Meryl Rosofsky and Stuart H. Coleman
Rachel and Dr. Larry Norton
Shelby and Frederick Gans
Liz and Robb Meyer
Pauline and David Soffa
Niko and Steven Mayer
Ann and Michele Shonk
Kathleen Scutchfield
Catherine and Mark Slavonia
Sharon and Robert Yoerg
Susan Van Wagner
Catherine Clark
Judith M. Hoffman
Howard S. Paley

The Words On Dance Collection is an incomparable series of documented stories, comprised of over two decades of conversations filmed live, onstage, with legendary dance artists. Celebrated artists have entrusted Words On Dance with rare dance footage, and creative intelligence that represent a concordance of stories about dance training, national and international companies, choreographers and ballets, musical scores, and offstage transitions. The ongoing mission of Words On Dance is to continue to remaster the filmed inventory of conversation and performance footage, for placement in cultural repositories, and other accessible platforms.

My name is Lisa Rinehart and I had the very good fortune to dance with American Ballet Theatre from 1976 to 1986. It was a time of challenges, rewards, frustrations and a lot of fun, but after ten years it was time to move on. 
The next couple of decades were packed with college, kids, more college, and eventually, writing about dance for danceviewtimes.com and Dance Magazine. But at 52, in a possible moment of insanity, I became a student again at City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism, and amazingly, fell for visual storytelling almost as hard as I’d fallen for dance so many years before. I am now a freelance video journalist working on a wide variety of stories, but stories about dance and dancers are closest to my heart.