For a generation of ballerinas, Wendy Whelan was a walking goddess. The former New York City Ballet principal dancer joined the company at 17, and was quickly singled out for promotion and praise. She served as a muse for multiple then-up-and-coming...Show More Summary
press statement: NEW YORK, May 10 — The Juilliard School announced today that it has selected Damian Woetzel, director of the Aspen Institute Arts Program, artistic director of Vail Dance Festival, and former principal dancer at New York City Ballet, to serve as its seventh president beginning July 2018. Woetzel, 49, was chosen after an […]
ANAIS CHALENDARD, principal dancer of Boston Ballet, will be a member of the faculty for the Allen Civic Ballet’s Summer Program which will take place on June 5, 6 & 7, 2017 in Allen, Texas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Irina Dvorovenko plays a Russian woman who finds herself depressed and lonely in the U.S. It's a big difference from being a principal for American Ballet Theatre, but not so different from her youth: "Ms. Dvorovenko, born in 1973, grew up in Ukraine with dancer parents and studied gymnastics before entering ballet school at 10. […]
Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, surprises a group of South Side ballerinas in a misty-eyed moment on an episode of Steve Harvey's show set to air Friday. "It makes me emotional too. I mean, it's not common and it should be to...
Celebrating the careers of principal dancers Batkhurel Bold and Carrie Imler. Performance to include works by Balanchine, Millepied, Tharp, Stowell, and Wheeldon, plus the premiere of a new work by... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Ballet dancer Desmond Richardson, performing in “IMPRINT/MAYA.” Photo by Teresa Wood Desmond Richardson is dancing alone on stage to the poems by Maya Angelou, in song. Richardson, the the first principal African American dancer with...Show More Summary
ABC News' Freda Kahen-Kashi talks to American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet resident choreographer Justin Peck about curating a new series of ballet programs at the Kennedy Center.
Dark Angels, a new work choreographed by Guillaume Côté, Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet of Canada, will make its world premiere at the National Arts Centre in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Misty Copeland has always been vocal. As the American Ballet Theater’s first African American principal dancer, the 34-year-old ballerina has repeatedly lent her unmistakable pointe to make powerful statements offstage. So it came as no surprise when the star of Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign decided to call out the company’s chief executive […]
This week we are pleased to welcome, Joaquin De Luz, Principal Dancer with The New York City Ballet. Joaquin was born in Spain and recieved his training at the Victor Ullate School of Ballet. In August 1996 he came to the US and joined...Show More Summary
The Scottish Ballet brought a chamber-sized touring group of mostly principal dancers to the Joyce Theater this week in a program that both distinguished the company from the typical fare served up by Joyce visitors and also showed that they...
Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Misa Kuranaga has been nominated for the prestigious Benois de la Danse award for her portrayal of Tatiana in John Cranko’s Onegin and Medora in Ivan Liška’s Le... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
This week we are pleased to welcome Patricia Barker, Artistic Director of Grand Rapids Ballet and former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer. Patricia began her ballet training in Richland, WA and later studied at the Boston Ballet...Show More Summary
Long-time principal dancer with New York City Ballet to coach excerpts from “Rubies” from Jewels Working with NYCB principals Lauren Lovette and Anthony Huxley, Patricia McBride will coach on... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Hong Kong Ballet Artistic Director Madeleine Onne announces that the Company’s Principal Dancer Yao Jin and Coryphée Jonathan Spigner will assume additional roles as Assistant Ballet Mistress... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Amy Aldridge's retirement evidently has nothing to do with the major personnel changes (and associated hard feelings) following the arrival of Ángel Corella as artistic director. She's been dancing with the company for 23 seasons, 16 of them as a principal, and it's time to retire.
This week we are joined by Ashley Bouder, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet. Ashley began her training at age 6 at the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary. In 1999 she moved to New York City to attending...Show More Summary
Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, can now add "health &fitness author" to her resume
Only Atlanta Ballet’s fourth artistic director in the company’s 86-year history, Gennadi Nedvigin, arrived in Atlanta last summer after his retirement as a principal dancer for San Francisco Ballet. Although Nedvigin was hired in time to consult on the 2016–17 season, it is a mix of programs that still strongly reflect the more modernistic approach...