Throwback Thursday: Damian Woetzel & Wendy Whelan

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Everyone loves Throwback Thursdays.
#tbt gives you an excuse to share that embarrassing photo of your big sister from Halloween 15 years ago — back when she had awful teeth and those ubiquitous large, wire frame glasses. (Thanks, Paige.)
And it gives us reason to sift through endless images of gorgeous performers from all points within our rich dance history. Let’s pay homage to our heroes of the stage through a new series of blog shorts every Thursday. First up? Damian Woetzel. We’ll tell you why:
“Impressive dancing and impressive dancers aren’t that difficult to recognize. Anyone with an interest and two good eyes can do so with no formal ballet-watching education.” – Robert Greskovic, Ballet 101
 Wendy-Whelan-and-Damian-Woetzel-performing-the-pas-de-deux-from-George-Balanchines-The-Nutcracker-in-Vail-in-2007-photo-by-Rex-Keep
Wendy Whelan & Damian Woetzel; photo by Rex Keep
 
Robert Greskovic gives a shout out to a list of extraordinary performers in his ultimate guide to enjoying the ballet. Damian Woetzel is among them and for good reason. Here, our DIYdancer throwback to his performance of the pas de deux from Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Woetzel performed with ballet superstar Wendy Whelan at Vail International Dance Festival in 2007.

 

What is your favorite bit of dance history? Send your links to a photo or video to hello@diydancer.com or tweet us @diydancer #tbt
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