Millepied invited Marcovici to become ballet master for him at LADP and then Paris Opera Ballet, so in 2014 the couple began a 21-month adventure in Europe, during which Taylor was teaching and setting ballets but stopped taking regular classes.
When Millepied was winding down at POB and preparing to return to the helm of LADP, Taylor and Marcovici began the process of relocat ing to Los Angeles--"I love the heat," says Taylor, a Houston native.
Caption: Taylor and Carla Korbes In Millepied's duet In Silence We Speak for LADP
"Even when this company started, it was about collaborating with many different types of artists on one project," says former NYCB principal Janie Taylor, who has joined LADP as a dancer.
Millepied is expanding LADP's digital presence, too, transforming its website into what he describes as a "portal for dance" (similar to his 3e Scene project at POB).
Your role as associate artistic director has involved teaching at LADP
and its affiliated school, The Colburn Dance Academy, coaching and dancing.
The newly thriving concert dance scene includes not only LADP
but also BODYTRAFFIC (for whom Kyle Abraham, Andrea Miller, Barak Marshall and others have created work) and former Batsheva dancer Danielle Agami's Ate9 Dance Company.
But that label is quickly changing, thanks in part to the establishment of LADP and other independent contemporary companies, like BODYTRAFFIC, L.A.
That hunger is satiated by LADP's bold and sophisticated programming, which includes works by Millepied, Justin Peck, Merce Cunningham and William Forsythe--the rep is what drew Rafailedes to the company--and collaborations with noted visual artists and composers.
For the LADP
hopefuls, this particular cabinet comes with two manuals: Hodges and Marcovici, who tag-team in teaching and giving notes, often differing slightly.
And thanks to LADP
's heavy European touring schedule, Millepied will often work with the company's eight dancers.
Will Los Angeles audiences support LADP
(which is a resident of L.A.