Craig Hall’s Dance From Maywood To The New York City Ballet

Craig Hall dances with ballerina Wendy Whelan during a performance in 2014.  Wednesday, May 25, 2016 || By Michael Romain  Craig Hall, 36, is counting the days until he executes his final tour en l’air as a soloist with the venerable New York City Ballet (NYCB). He’ll be ending his nearly 20-year career with the company in July, according to a glowing May 23 New York Times review … Continue reading Craig Hall’s Dance From Maywood To The New York City Ballet

Maywood Fine Arts Seeking to Build Brand New 5th Avenue Dance Studio, Eyeing 2016 Completion Date

The former site of MFA’s dance studio, also known as Stairway to the Stars, before it was demolished in 2011 due to an electrical fire that broke out inside of the Bronco thrift shop. Google Maps. Below left, Lois and Ernie Baumann, with MFA supporters, receiving a $300,000 state grant from Rep. Chris Welch that would jump-start the organization’s fundraising efforts. Monday, September 22, 2014 … Continue reading Maywood Fine Arts Seeking to Build Brand New 5th Avenue Dance Studio, Eyeing 2016 Completion Date

Paying It Forward: Maywood Fine Arts Awarded $300K from Neighbor and Beneficiary, Rep. Chris Welch

By Michael Romain MONDAY, MAYWOOD — “There was a little boy from a couple of doors down who used to run across the lawn and jump into my arms,” said Ernie Baumann, who along with his wife Lois Baumann, founded Maywood’s most venerable dance studio, Stairway to the Stars, more than 30 years ago. Since then, there’s hardly been a family in town that hasn’t … Continue reading Paying It Forward: Maywood Fine Arts Awarded $300K from Neighbor and Beneficiary, Rep. Chris Welch