An interview with Seattle-based choreographer Pat Graney. Pat has received numerous honors throughout her career as a choreographer including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts for 11 consecutive years, the Alpert Award, US Artists Award in Dance, and was one of 20 Americans to receive a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award in 2013. Pat also founded Keeping the Faith/The Prison Project, the longest running prison-arts program in the United States.
An interview with Pittsburgh-based ballet instructor Leslie Anderson-Braswell, a former dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Stuttgart Ballet, and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Leslie has taught for over 35 years in the Pittsburgh area, and is currently on faculty at the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Leslie is the namesake of the "Brazzy Award", an honor awarded annually to promising young artists in the Pittsburgh area in honor of Leslie's lifetime spent in dance education and mentorship.