For some New Yorkers, it is a dream to be able to walk to work. Some dance instructors for the Ailey Extension in Hell's Kitchen get to live the reality.
Peter Brandenhoff has just announced to his Ballet Arts students that he'll be taking it easy this class, because he recently tore his calf muscle. "I'm going to sit here like an old Russian," he says in his faint Danish accent, as he moves to a chair to the front of the cavernous New York City Center studio and sits down.
Denmark-born Peter Brandenhoff's talents have taken him around the world, performing with the Boston Ballet, Hamburg Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. An in-demand ballet instructor, he is currently teaching at the Ailey Extension.