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Michael Apuzzo ’05

You might have seen Michael Apuzzo ’05 in the New York Times the other day. In his underwear. Apuzzo’s not in a Calvin Klein ad (though he has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch); he and fellow members of the Paul Taylor Dance Company were performing a new work, Brief Encounters, which premiered in Syracuse on November 6. An econ and theater major from Connecticut—his father, Fred, works at Yale’s West Campus—Apuzzo took up dancing while at Yale, then graduated to a bigger stage. Early this year, he debuted with Taylor’s troupe, where he believes he is the first-ever Yalie dancer. Previously, Apuzzo toured nationally in the Twyla Tharp/Billy Joel show Movin’ Out. In case you’re wondering, the Times writer who reviewed the new Taylor piece labeled it “movements of desire and narcissism.” Added reviewer Alistair Macaulay: “I wanted Brief Encounters to last twice as long.” To see pictures of Apuzzo dancing (not to mention pictures of him in his underwear), check out the gallery on his website.

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