March 30, 2011

June 2005 --


Class teacher Allison Sheniak is a loving, caring teacher who has a way of making you "feel her pain."

Alex Tchassov, a Russian-native, is the teaching artist from Dancing Classrooms, a project of American Ballroom Theater (ABrT), the organization that provides the instructors. With his gentle manner and his awkwardly translated analogies, he makes learning the dance steps a breeze.

Emma Biegacki stands out as the girl who is wise beyond her years. Reining in as a typical New York kid, she always has something meaningful to say.

If she has her way, Tara Devon Gallagher will be headed to Broadway or Hollywood sometime soon. An aspiring young actress, she is featured in another movie, Swimmers, which will premiere at the other festival in Utah in January.

If we see Cyrus Hernstadt as Senator someday, it would not be surprising. This smart, perspicacious kid is fun to watch.

Zeb Liburd is a sweet boy who really wears his heart on his sleeve in all that he does.

The other P.S. 150 dance team members are Richard R. Brown IV, Jao-Ke Chin Lee, Willie C. Gantt, Dominic Guglielmo, Quana Jones, Celia B. Ortiz, Zelaina Rodriguez, and Nile Roc Terry.


Michael Vaccaro is lovable, cute and confident.

Jia Wen Zhu and Priscilla Kwong are just two of the Asian girls in the class who give us some wonderful insight into their world.

Dancing Classroom/ABrT teaching artist Victoria Malvagno is charming and fun, and her analogies are playful.

The other P.S. 112 kids on the dance team are Ariel Escoto, Sharese DeBiasi, Benjamin Feng, Mohammad Hussein, Nathalie Perez, Bleron Samarxhiu, David Wong, Jean Xiaoyi, and Sherry Zeng.


Yomaira Reynoso, the teacher who guides her class through the dance lessons with more than a touch of "hard love," is vivacious, daring, and ambitious.

Rodney Lopez, the Dancing Classrooms/ABrT teaching artist, adds a touch of class to the dance setting with his mild, yet hip, mannerisms. He's someone these kids can relate to.

Wilson Castillo is the little boy with the big, beautiful eyes who takes everyone's breath away with his dance style.

Jatnna Toribio is confident, ambitious, and precocious.

Elsamelys Ulerio's dancing shows there's a lot more that goes on beneath that quiet exterior.

Kelvin Acevedo, referred to by the crew as the "gentle giant," almost never says a word, but his presence is noticed.

The other dance team members are Joshua Duran, Jeffrey Espinal, Kevin Heredia, Kelvin Muñoz, and Angie Toribio.

Reproduced with permission from “Mad Hot Ballroom Production Notes,” American Ballroom Theater.




David Kelley Ph.D
About the author:
David Kelley Ph.D

David Kelley founded The Atlas Society (TAS) in 1990 and served as Executive Director through 2016. In addition, as Chief Intellectual Officer, he was responsible for overseeing the content produced by the organization: articles, videos, talks at conferences, etc.. Retired from TAS in 2018, he remains active in TAS projects and continues to serve on the Board of Trustees.


ケリーの哲学的著作には、倫理学、認識論、政治学の独創的な著作があり、その多くは客観主義の思想を新たな深みと方向性で発展させている。著書に 五感の証拠を、 認識論で論じたものです。 目的論における真理と寛容目的論運動の問題点に関するもの。 無抵抗の個人主義。博愛の利己的根拠そして 推理の極意論理学入門の教科書として広く利用されている論理学入門』も第5版となりました。

ケリーは、政治や文化に関する幅広いテーマで講演や出版を行っている。社会問題や公共政策に関する記事は、Harpers、The Sciences、Reason、Harvard Business Review、The Freeman、On Principleなどに掲載されています。1980年代には、Barrons Financial and Business Magazineに 、平等主義、移民、最低賃金法、社会保障などの問題について頻繁に執筆した。

彼の著書 A Life of One's Own:個人の権利と福祉国家福祉国家の道徳的前提を批判し、個人の自律性、責任、尊厳を守る私的な選択肢を擁護するものである。1998年、ジョン・ストッセルのABC/TVスペシャル「Greed」に出演し、資本主義の倫理に関する国民的議論を巻き起こした。

客観主義の専門家として国際的に知られ、アイン・ランドとその思想、作品について広く講演を行っている。の映画化ではコンサルタントを務めた。 アトラス・シュラッグドの編集者であり アトラス・シュラッグド小説、映画、哲学.



"Concepts and Natures:A Commentary onThe Realist Turn(by Douglas B. Rasmussen and Douglas J. Den Uyl)," Reason Papers 42, no.1, (Summer 2021); 近著のレビューで、概念の存在論と認識論への深掘りが含まれています。






The Party of Modernity, Cato Policy Report, May/June 2003; andNavigator, Nov 2003; プレモダン、モダン(啓蒙主義)、ポストモダンの文化的分裂に関する論文として広く引用されている。

"I Don't Have To"(IOS Journal, Volume 6, Number 1, April 1996) と "I Can and I Will"(The New Individualist, Fall/Winter 2011): 個人として自分の人生をコントロールすることを現実化するためのコンパニオン作品です。