Shane Ohmer

trying out / finding whimmers

The public wasn't due at the Joyce Theater, for its Ballet v.6.0 program, until evening. The house waited empty except for a photographer and writer from Dance Magazine and a few observers like Patricia Barker and Michael Auer of Grand [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:57-08:00September 12th, 2013|

keepin’ on whimmin’ in NYC

Taking up where we left off at the end of Sunday night's rehearsal, dancer Melody Mennite writes, "I fell in love in this city, got engaged here, shed blood, sweat, and tears on stage here. I haven't ever lived in [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:57-08:00August 13th, 2013|

whimming in New York

At the start of today (Sunday) I emailed the Whimmers coming to New York—on the occasion of Whim W'Him's debut at the Joyce Theatre—asking for any interesting thoughts, photos or happenings, en route or since they've been here. Here's a [...]

2017-02-07T02:20:58-08:00August 11th, 2013|

moving on – Sergey Kheylik

What brought Sergey Kheylik to ballet? "My mom made me do it," he says in his surprisingly deep voice. "to keep me off the city streets." Sergey grew up in the city of Voronezh, Russia, a fan of Michael Jackson [...]

2018-02-08T16:46:08-08:00May 7th, 2013|

dazzling – Whim W’Him in Tacoma

Writing from Canberra, Australia—I'm enjoying autumn leaves & last of summer fruits. Today, just a quick word on what, from all I hear, was a terrific performance of Whim W'Him at the historic Pantages Theater in Tacoma. Congratulations to dancers [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:01-08:00April 10th, 2013|

experimenting – Lindsi Dec

Those legs stretch on forever... She's a Balanchine dream. "And she's so happy," adds Shane Ohmer, her partner in Monster/Relationship, to be danced at Whim W'him's Broadway Performance Center show on April 6. That's what you feel in the ebullient, [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:01-08:00April 3rd, 2013|

tuning up—only 12 days!

Upstage right, hands on shoulders, then neck and back, compact and sinuous, Amber Willett and Jim Kent sway side to side, spiraling downwards through a series of maneuvers, like bodily sleight of hand. At the back of the studio, Kyle [...]

2018-02-14T13:29:54-08:00January 8th, 2013|

Whimmers keep on moving

Sumer is icumen in! Whimmers are scattering—traveling and dancing all over the world. SHANE OHMER is ranging farthest across the globe with Bad Boys of Dance. For CHALNESSA EAMES, a Carribean vacation with her husband Ash Modha will be followed [...]

2018-02-14T10:51:28-08:00June 4th, 2012|

dancing lives – Shane Ohmer

Shane Ohmer has been performing with Bad Boys of Dance as a lead dancer in Rock the Ballet. He has the buff body and stern/dangerous, almost sulky James Dean look you’d expect in that role. In person, however, he is [...]

2017-02-07T02:21:05-08:00May 8th, 2012|