Abstract: Live acts of falling in performance give form to the unseen force of gravity which is behind each initiation of our every earthly movement. In Re-examining the Inevitable Rise, Blakeley White-McGuire, Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company for over a decade, interweaves reflections on technical falling practices within the canon of historical… Read More


Beauty in Motion: Members of the Martha Graham Company http://gretnamusic.org/mag.htm Friday, August 30, 2013 7:30 PM Mt. Gretna Playhouse 1 Alpha Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022 717-361-1508 Physical grace meets contemporary thinking in choreography by Peter Sparling, Janet Eilber, Blakeley White-McGuire, Flor Villizan and XiaoChuan Xie set to the music of Missy Mazzoli, Jean-Phillipe Rameau, Zoe… Read More


  Museum of Arts and Design – Performance Details http://madmuseum.org/events/doug-elkins-rashaun-mitchell-ramya-ramharayan-and-blakeley-white-mcguire Doug Elkins, Rashaun Mitchell, Ramya Ramharayan and Blakeley White-McGuire Program Details Friday, May 17, 2013 – 7:30 pm $20 general / $15 members and students The Theater at MAD click here to purchase tickets, or call 1.800.838.3006 Program Description May finds former B-boy Doug Elkins… Read More


  Q&A with dancer Blakeley White-McGuire By Breanna Kerr | The Daily Tar Heel Updated: 04/25/13 9:14pm The Martha Graham Dance Company will close Carolina Performing Arts’ “The Rite of Spring at 100” celebration with a program titled “Myth and Transformation,” which is composed of multiple programs, including “The Rite of Spring.” Staff writer Breanna… Read More


View a video of dance-in-process – with the Martha Graham Dance Company and choreographer, Luca Veggetti for his work From the Grammar of Dreams . Video by XiaoChuan Xie.… Read More


“Recreating the Reign, the Better to Fall” By GIA KOURLAS Published: February 15, 2013 The New York Times Martha Graham always insisted that she was apolitical, but in 1935 she took a choreographic stand. The solo “Imperial Gesture,” created around the same time she turned down Nazi officials’ invitation to perform at the 1936 Olympic… Read More


THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST ©Christine Jowers 2011 Dancer, Choreographer, and frequent contributor to The Dance Enthusiast, Blakeley White-McGuire shares with us excerpts of  her newest choreographic endeavor These Worlds In Us and discusses her process, her  motivations, her thoughts on favorites, and more… continue reading here: “The Dance Enthusiast Asks”… Read More


A bold dancer with a flair for the dramatic, Blakeley White-McGuire has been a principal with the Martha Graham Dance Company since 2002. She can command the stage with angst or humor, and has performed lead roles in Graham’s Appalachian Spring, Diversion of Angels, Errand Into the Maze, and Maple Leaf Rag. Growing up in… Read More