Ann Haskins


Ann Haskins has written about dance for L.A. Weekly since shortly after it began publishing. She also has written about dance and theater for magazines and newspapers. She has received two Horton Awards from the Los Angeles Dance Resource Center for her coverage of dance in Los Angeles.

Latest Stories

  • 12 months ago

    Named after the French translation of chiaroscuro — the Renaissance Italian art term for the shifting effect of light falling unevenly on an object — L.A.-based Clairobscur Dance Company has garnered its share of attention and awards. ...

  • 2 years ago

    Each spring, Deborah Brockus rides herd on roughly 20 of L.A.'s best dance companies as producer of the Los Angeles Dance Festival. L.A. has a number of dance fests, but since its debut in 2012 as a joint endeavor with Brockus' neighbor Diavolo &m...

  • 2 years ago

    Jacob Jonas emerged over the past two years as an important player on the L.A. dance scene, but he took something of a scenic route before emerging as a local force. His L.A. dance roots go back to when, as a teen, he joined a street-dance group p...

  • 3 years ago | Dance

    With productions of the Nutcracker ballet sprouting up throughout December and all over the Southland, there’s a Nutcracker for everyone led by two professional stand outs and some innovative takes on the traditional story. Starting with the ...

  • 3 years ago

    Who knew hip-hop could be a way to get into college? Well, Jackie Lopez, aka Miss Funk, for one. And Leigh Foaad, aka Breeze-lee, for another. As champion hip-hop dancers, co-founders and co-artistic directors at the now–10-year-old Versa-St...

  • 4 years ago | Dance

    This week's dance shows include a festival with an impressive gathering of local troupes, a 5th and 35th anniversary celebration, a dual debut and Brazilian dance via France. 5. Just hoofin’ it Now in its fifth year, Tap Fest returns with a free p...


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