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Falcons cheerleader lands role in Nick Cannon movie

Phil W. Hudson, Staff Writer Atlanta Business Chronicle September 2, 2014 Second-year Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader and Lithonia, Ga., native Jasmine Cooper will be the principal dancer in the upcoming VH1 television movie “Drumline: A New Beat.” The follow-up to the 2002 movie “Drumline,” which starred Nick Cannon, tells the story of a rebellious upper-class girl [...]

La Bayadère guest artists: Elisa Badenes and Daniel Camargo

last monthDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Elisa Badenes and Daniel Camargo, Principal Dancers of Stuttgart Ballet, touched down in Melbourne this week! We’re delighted to welcome back these thrilling crowd-pleasers as guest artists in our season of La Bayadère. They’ll dance the doomed lovers Nikiya and … Continue reading ?

David Hallberg, Citing Injury, Withdraws From Dance Performances

last monthArts : ArtsBeat

Mr. Hallberg, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, has withdrawn from performances this fall because of a foot injury.

Isabella Boylston Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

3 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

Ms. Boylston has danced in “Giselle,” “La Bayadère,” and “Swan Lake” this season, earning a number of good reviews.

Starting a rumble: the making of Rimbombo

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

The Dancers Company is heading out on the road this winter, bringing a triple bill of classical works to regional audiences. The witty, boy-laden Rimbombo was made on The Dancers Company last year by Simon Dow, a former principal artist … Continue reading ?

Ballerina bids adieu by performing in public spaces around Portland

4 months agoArts : Art Beat

Oregon Public Broadcasting asked Alison Roper, the principal dancer at Oregon Ballet Theatre, to perform in public spaces around Portland. Video by John Rosman/OPB Alison Roper, one of several principal dancers at Oregon Ballet Theatre, is retiring. Show More Summary

The Heather Project by Christopher Wahl

Photographer Christopher Wahl has created an intriguing website that offers an unusual portrait of National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Heather Ogden through a series of short films.

City Ballet’s 2014-15 Season to Feature Ballets by Peck, Scarlett and Ratmansky

4 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

New York City Ballet’s season will also include the principal dancer Wendy Whelan’s farewell performance and the company premiere of “La Sylphide” by its ballet master in chief, Peter Martins.

Yumiko Takeshima’s Farewell Performance in Dresden

5 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Tomorrow, principal dancer Yumiko Takeshima says farewell to Semperoper Ballett dancing the Giselle choreographer David Dawson created on her. You might already know Yumiko from her legendary brand of leotards, but she is also an established costume designer, having collaborated with choreographers like David Dawson, Jorma Elo and William Forsythe. Show More Summary

On the road & in the cinema

5 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

On the road in Wash. DC ABT’s opening performance at the Kennedy Center was dedicated to the memory of former principal dancer Ivan Nagy who expired earlier this year. Nagy was one of the greatest partners in ABT’s history, and...

Vera Ellen Covers 'White Christmas' – 1954

Vera-Ellen (1921 – 1981) was an American actress and dancer, principally celebrated for her filmed dance partnerships with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, and Donald O'Connor. She had a co-starring role with Donald O'Connor in the Ethel Merman vehicle, Call Me Madam. Show More Summary

The Workout: Dancing in ‘The Nutcracker’

9 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

Few athletes face the physical demands of a professional ballet dancer. We spoke to Robert Fairchild, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, about his exercise routine.

Congratulations To Houston Ballet’s Ballerina Bride, Melody Mennite

You may now kiss the bride! On October 5, 2013, in Houston, Texas, Houston Ballet principal dancer Melody Mennite and Rick Walsh started a new chapter in their life as husband and wife. Please join me in congratulating the happy couple! In this blog entry, Melody shares the precious moments of her wedding and what’s […]

World-Renowned Dancers Attached to Starz Original Ballet Drama Series in Development 'Flesh and Bone'

Former American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Irina Dvorovenko and Current Soloist Sascha Radetsky Also Join Project

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