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5 Things to Know About Ballerina Isabella Boylston, Jennifer Lawrence's Dance Double in 'Red Sparrow'

Jennifer Lawrence's Red Sparrow dance double Isabella Boylston is a principle dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, and she's both an athlete and an artist.

How Isabella Boylston became Jennifer Lawrence’s dance double

“I pretty much dance from 10 to 7,” says Isabella Boylston. As a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, she’s always in motion, keeping her muscles warm and strong so as to avoid injury. (She’s already sprained her ankle 15 times and had surgery once — when she stepped on a broken Champagne...

Misty Copeland is a highlight of American Ballet Theatre shows, but newer works fall short

Ballet is about legacy. Works are passed down from mentor to student, until the student becomes the mentor to someone else. It was three years ago Feb. 22 that Ivan Nagy, one of ballet’s great dancers, died at the age of 70. So it felt appropriate that American Ballet Theatre would perform the...

Past is still important, says dancer Misty Copeland ahead of ABT's Harris Theater debut

While growing up in the northwest suburbs, I have vivid memories of my parents bringing me downtown to the Auditorium Theatre to watch American Ballet Theatre. For a young student of ballet, it doesn’t really get any better than that — I was fortunate to watch Julie Kent perform Odette/Odile in...

Benjamin Millepied Choreographs A Runway Show, With Dancers, In A Video

Maybe fashion videos pay more than dance? In the video (which replaced the traditional runway show), you'll see "eight members of American Ballet Theatre, three Hiplet dancers, three members of Bullettrun Parkour and YouTube dance star Kandi Reign."

Strauss's Forgotten Treasure

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Whipped Cream” American Ballet Theatre Opera House The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. February 1, 2018 by Ashley McKean copyright © 2018 by Ashley McKean Alexei Ratmansky's “Whipped Cream” stirred up a concoction of whimsy and merriment that lifted the mood and lightened the spirit of balletgoers on Thursday. Show More Summary

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Jan. 28-Feb. 4: American Contemporary Ballet, Keigwin + Company and more

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

DANCE Compiled by Matt Cooper Paisaje (Landscapes) Forever Flamenco presents Gerardo Morales and company, with featured dancers Fanny Ara and Timo Nuñez. The Fountain Theatre, 5060 Fountain Ave., L.A. Sun., 8 p.m. $30-$50. (323) 663-1525. Stories of Identity Choreographer Hilary Thomas and Lineage...

American Ballet Theatre Dancers Vote To Authorize Strike

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The negotiations have been tense, and the vote came as the ABT dancers and stage managers have been without a contract since July of last year. "Noting the long hours and hard work put in by the members of the company, [a union representative] said in a statement that they 'all deserve to be able […]

Marcelo Gomes, One Of The World's Best-Known Ballet Dancers, Has Resigned Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Gomes resigned as a law firm investigation the allegation of behavior from eight years ago. Neither American Ballet Theatre "nor the law firm that was handling the investigation would give further details about the accusation against Mr. Gomes. 'A.B.T. does not tolerate the alleged behavior,' [the chairman of the board of trustees] said in his […]

Gay Ballet Star Marcelo Gomes Resigns After Sexual Misconduct Allegation

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : NewNowNext

The American Ballet Theatre dancer recently celebrated 20 years with the company.

The week ahead in L.A. dance, Dec. 17-24: 'Fiesta Navidad,' 'The Nutcracker' and more

The Nutcracker American Ballet Theatre performs the holiday favorite accompanied by Pacific Symphony. Segerstrom Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. Ends Sun., 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. $29 and up. (714) 556-2787. The Nutcracker Ballet Repertory Theatre performs....

Misty Copeland and other ABT stars honor Judy Morr

Dance lovers in Southern California are well aware of the unique relationship between American Ballet Theatre and Segerstrom Center for the Arts. That partnership blossomed 31 years ago with performances in Costa Mesa of “The Nutcracker,” choreographed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. Then, as now, standing central to the ABT-OC connection is Judy Morr, Segerstrom Center executive […]

(71) Calvin Royal III, American Ballet Theatre Soloist

This week we are going back into our vault from our time at the Vail Dance Festival this past summer, for another episode with a festival favorite.  Today we talk Calvin Royal III,  American Ballet Theatre Soloist.  Calvin started his formal ballet training at the age of 14 in St. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland on diversity in dance, her 'Nutcracker' princess and coming home for the holidays

America's most famous ballet dancer returns to Southern California to dance the role of Clara in American Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She recalls her first time dancing the holiday classic, her childhood shyness and her upcoming movie.

Sugar Plum Fairies, Scrooge and Lemony Snicket: L.A. holiday events for kids

4 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The December calendar is overloaded with family-friendly diversions. Here are 13 picks, including classics from American Ballet Theatre and Pasadena’s venerable A Noise Within, plus Neil Patrick Harris in conversation with Lemony Snicket talking about their books “The Magic Misfits” and “The Bad...

Misty Copeland: "Representing Black Women in Beauty Means So Much to Me"

If there's one way to describe Misty Copeland's beauty philosophy, it's all about self-love. The dancer, who made history in 2015 when she was announced as the first black principal ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre, has faced a lifetime of comments telling her she doesn't have the "look" for ballet (read: tall, white, no curves). Show More Summary

It's His Company Now

5 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Songs of Bukovina,” “Symphonic Variations,” “Other Dances,” “Serenade after Plato’s Symposium” American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, New York October 21, 2017 afternoon Copyright © 2017 by Michael Popkin The two ballets by Alexei Ratmansky on the program, including his newest work, were vibrant and full of life. Show More Summary

Different Notes

5 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Her Notes", "Symphonic Variations", "Other Dances", "Thirteen Diversions" American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, New York October 22, 2017, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2107 by Mary Cargill ABT's Sunday matinee showcased four ballets choreographed to concert music, music which was originally intended to stand alone. Show More Summary

(65) Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director

This week we have the pleasure of being joined Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre Artistic Director.   A native of Vermont, McKenzie recieved his ballet trianing from the Washington School of Ballet.  He was a leading dancer with...Show More Summary

Corps Night Off

5 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Her Notes", "Symphonic Variations", "Other Dances", "Serenade After Plato's Symposium" American Ballet Theatre David H. Koch Theater New York, New York October 19, 2017 by Carol Pardo copyright © 2107 by Carol Pardo American Ballet Theatre has long had a dual identity in New York. Show More Summary

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