Episode #11 | Steve Ross | Cabaret Entertainer

Steve Ross became known as a cabaret entertainer in New York City throughout the 1970s and currently tours the world with his performances of the American Songbook, Cole Porter, Fred Astaire and Gershwin, among others.

Ross performed at the Santa Fe Stages in 2002. He was awarded with a MAC Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing his contributions to the cabaret genre worldwide.

Episode #9 | Donald Byrd | Dancer | Choreographer

Donald Byrd is considered one of the most important choreographers in modern dance. He attended both Yale and Tufts University, but ultimately dropped out of school to pursue his passion for dance full-time in New York City. He later graduated from Tufts University while still managing to work with multiple prestigious dance companies around the world.

He is known for The Harlem Nutcracker (1996) and was nominated for a TONY award for his choreography in The Color Purple (2006). Byrd was a choreographer for Santa Fe Stages.