Second Act: Dance Legend Jacques D’Amboise Still Going Strong at 82
By Guelda Voien
It’s the 40th anniversary of the National Dance Institute and heading into the fifth anniversary of their move to Harlem, on 147th Street, when I come to visit. This unlikely home will insulate the nonprofit organization, which provides free dance instruction to New York City kids, from the looming, ever-encroaching threat to institutions here: real estate prices. But when I meet with NDI director Jacques D’Amboise—who, for those not around when Neoclassical American ballet was in its heyday ...
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