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A.B.T. Principal Dancer Withdraws From Season

Polina Semionova, who was to have danced an excerpt from “Giselle” at Monday's gala, is withdrawing because of an injury.

See Intimate Portraits of Prima Ballerinas Who Became Mothers

2 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

For the past 14 years, photographer Lucy Gray has been documenting the lives of three principal dancers at the San Francisco Ballet: Kristin Long, Tina LeBlanc, and Katia Waldo. As professional ballerinas, all three women made a choice that, in their field, was considered bold and unusual: They decided to... More »

Breaking news: rising star decamps from Royal Ballet

Melissa Hamilton & Matthew Golding in Manon. Photo: Alice Pennefather The ballerina Melissa Hamilton is to leave Covent Garden for a year in order to work with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden during 2016, as a principal dancer. (Here's...Show More Summary

A Principal Dancer Moves On – To Conflict Resolution

“‘As a performer, you create situations from the inside,’ [Dana Caspersen] said. ‘Now I’m interested in looking more broadly at bigger structures: How do our actions shape our world, and how does the world shape our actions?'”

One Of ABT’s Stars Has Become Its Unofficial Backstage Photographer

“Who is to stop Daniil Simkin, a principal dancer at American Ballet Theater, from photographing his friends inside the ‘bubble’ of one of the world’s leading classical ballet companies?”

Dearth of Tutu-Makers Puts Ballet in Crisis

last monthNews : Newsweek: US

The show can’t possibly go on. Or, at least, no ballet company should be expected to woo paying audiences without its principal dancers twirling and whirling in hand-stitched tutus. And there’s the problem. There just aren’t enough tutus...Show More Summary

The Bolshoi’s Alexander Volchkov on Dancing Romeo

3 months agoArts / Dance : Dance Advantage

Learn about the preparation for and experience of dancing Romeo from a Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer. Plus, the secret of making this love story believable.

Madeleine Eastoe: A special announcement

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Our beloved Principal Artist Madeleine Eastoe announced her retirement today. We’re going to miss this remarkable dancer! For more information – including the dates of Madeleine’s final performances in our upcoming Melbourne season of Giselle – visit our website.

David Hallberg Pulls Out Of ABT Spring Season

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“David Hallberg, the American Ballet Theater principal dancer, is injured and will not perform during the company’s Metropolitan Opera House season … Mr. Hallberg, who is also a principal dancer with the Bolshoi Ballet, had foot surgery last fall.”

David Hallberg Out for American Ballet Theater’s Spring Season

Mr. Hallberg, a principal dancer, is recovering from foot surgery last fall and will not perform.

Swan Lake’s stars: Robert Curran

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. Today we speak to Robert Curran, former principal artist and now artistic director of … Continue reading ?

Swan Lake’s stars: Madeleine Eastoe

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

In this series of five interviews, Jane Albert looks at the dancers who have made legendary reputations in the lead roles of Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake. We begin with Principal Artist Madeleine Eastoe, who has danced the role around the … Continue reading ?

Tattooed Ballet Dancer Takes Hit Song to Next Level

A new video for Hozier's Grammy-nominated hit, "Take Me to Church," features a performance by Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin, a former principal dancer for the British Royal Ballet. The tattooed Polunin, 25, is shirtless and almost appears nude, thanks to his flesh-colored, skintight shorts. The video was directed by...

Watch Hozier’s Stunning Take Me To Church Video With Ukranian Dancer Sergei Polunin

3 months agoNews : NewsFeed

The former principal dancer for the British Royal Ballet gives a passionate performance

David LaChapelle directs powerful new video for Hozier's "Take Me To Church"

Ballet dancer Sergei Polunin highlights the dark and troubled core of Hozier's "Take Me to Church" in photographer David LaChapelle's music video for the Grammy-nominated song. A principal dancer with The Stanislavsky Music Theatre and...Show More Summary

Joyce Theater, ChelseaRoyal Danish Ballet Principals & Soloists – 1/13

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Lots of people in the world are fortunate enough to see great ballet but we in New York really take the cake. Where else can one see, in a single week, the best Bournonville dancers, the best Petipa dancers, and...

Movie Review: Match - Who's your daddy?

Stephen Belber's Match is a slight but affecting film built around a stirring central performance by Patrick Stewart. He plays Tobias, a one-time principal male dancer who traveled the world with a ballet company and now makes his living as a choreographer and Juilliard instructor. Show More Summary

Peter Boal to Perform in New York City Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

6 months agoArts : NYTimes: ArtsBeat

Those balletomanes who have never quite recovered from Peter Boal’s retirement, 10 years ago, as a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, can throw off the mourning garb. Mr. Boal, who left to become the artistic director of Pacific Northwest Ballet, will be back at City Ballet — for just one performance — as Herr Drosselmeier in “The Nutcracker” at the matinee of Dec. 13.

Gillian Murphy: In the house

7 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Ballet squeal! Superstar Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre, has joined us at Sydney Opera House to rehearse for her upcoming performances as Nikiya in La Bayadère. This scintillating dancer excels in every area of the art form, … Continue reading ?

Life in Pictures: Wendy Whelan

7 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

For the latest edition of “Life in Pictures,” photographer Henry Leutwyler followed the 47-year-old former New York City Ballet principal dancer on October 18 after her farewell performance at Lincoln Center. Click through the gallery ahead to see her night, from final bow to bedtime. This articles appears in the November... More »

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