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A ballet superstar hits Hollywood with 'A Chorus Line' at the Bowl

5 days agoArts : Culture Monster

About a week ago Robert Fairchild was packing his bags following three weeks as an American in Paris. New York City Ballet, where he is a principal dancer, was winding up a three-week season at the Théâtre du Châtelet. It's a venue he knows well: In 2014 he spent months there immersed in the creation...

The Principal Dancer’s Career-Ending Injury That Created An Actress

“November 12, 2013. I was ready to make a jump, I hit a slippery spot on the floor and heard two huge pops in my right knee,” she says. “The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) had ruptured. The pain came from my tibia slamming into my femur.” She’d had injuries before – what dancer hasn’t? – […]

'The Misty Effect' Is Exposing New Audiences To The Beauty Of Ballet

Misty Copeland knows how to put on a show. As the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, Copeland also knows how to attract new audiences to see a ballet, many of whom are witnessing the beauty of it for the very first time. Behold,...Show More Summary

Ballerina Misty Copeland will dance on the silver screen in Disney's new 'Nutcracker' movie

Ballet is coming to the big screen. Misty Copeland, principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, just announced on Instagram that she'll be starring in the upcoming Disney movie The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. SEE ALSO: Misty...Show More Summary

ABT's fall season ????

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

How curious that ABT simply left Herman Cornejo off the Fall listing of principal dancers without an explanation. Three days after the close of the season, he's scheduled to perform at City Center as part of the Vail Dance Festival/ReMixNYC...

Misty Copeland to be the Lead Dancer in Disney’s Nutcracker

Copeland is the first African American woman to become principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre The post Misty Copeland to be the Lead Dancer in Disney’s Nutcracker appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Misty Copeland Shares the Powerful Effect Prince Had on Her Career

Misty Copeland's latest interview only proves what we already knew: she is an endless well of inspiration. The principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre - and the company's first black, female principal dancer - recently spoke to Cosmopolitan about her success, self-motivational tactics, and the effect Prince had on her career. Show More Summary

Misty Copeland on breaking barriers: 'I am carrying so many people with me'

It's been one year since Misty Copeland leaped over barriers to become American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer.

Misty Copeland breaking stereotypes from center stage

Misty Copeland changed the face of ballet, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer at New York City's prestigious American Ballet Theatre in 2015. Copeland sat down with TODAY's Willie Geist to discuss her journey to center stage while striving to break stereotypes. (Run time: 7:33)

Principal ballerina Stella Abrera, a South Pasadena native, returns to SoCal as one of ABT's finest

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

For American Ballet Theatre dancer and South Pasadena native Stella Abrera, it has been quite a year — one that started with her unexpected and emotional promotion to principal, the company's top rank, in August. An admired and distinctive company veteran noted for her buoyant jumps, lush phrasing,...

Self-Care: An ABT Principal On Sleep, Diet, Athleticism, Pain, And Adrenaline

Isabella Boylston: “My relationship to pain is obviously a lot different than most people, as a ballerina. Dancers do have a really high pain tolerance. … We just don’t know when to stop. … The great thing about performing is that all the adrenaline takes the pain away. I never feel pain in a performance. […]

A Final Count Of The Departures From Pennsylvania Ballet

“Today, the ballet’s website shows 25 dancers: five principals, four soloists, 11 corps dancers, and six apprentices. That makes 18 dancers or 42 percent of this season’s company who will not be on stage at the Academy of Music or Merriam Theater next season.”

Ballerina Isabella Boylston on Putting Pressure on Herself and Dining Solo

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Isabella Boylston began dancing when she was 3 years old. After a stint in the corps de ballet, Boylston achieved the Center Stage dream when she became a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre in 2014. This summer, she makes her debut in the role of Juliet in Sir ... More »

The Bolshoi’s Dancers Like Their New Director (That May Be Newsworthy In Itself)

Says one company principal, “I’d say Makhar Vaziev is lifting the classical level of the troupe. … There wasn’t this type of discipline in the past … I see now that people are really trying hard, the halls have stopped being almost empty as they were before. Now everyone is trying to prepare something and […]

Ministering to the souls of the sick as the in-house rabbi at Mount Sinai Hospital

The signs pointing Mira Rivera toward becoming a rabbi were always there, but it took decades before she finally followed them. A former principal dancer with the Martha Graham... To view the full story, click the title link.

UIEX – in memory of Johan Renvall

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

A reader has alerted us that ABT's June 20th performance of Romeo and Juliet (Seo/Stearns/Salstein) will be dedicated to the memory of former principal dancer Johan Renvall who expired last August at the age of 55. He was a standard...

The Ballerina’s Legacy of GISELLE

Artistic Director Stanton Welch has crafted a new production of Giselle with sets and costume designs by Roberta Guidi di Bagno. For this production, Mr. Welch handpicked principal dancer Yuriko Kajiya as his muse for the iconic role of Giselle. Show More Summary

Ballerina Isabella Boylston Eats Fried Chicken Before Rehearsal

"I've always been a pretty adventurous eater." "People are so shocked by my diet," says American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Isabella Boylston, who's currently performing at the Metropolitan Opera. "They have this idea that ballerinas just don't eat a lot. Show More Summary

Watch: Misty Copeland Bedazzles the World and Offers Food for Thought

Misty Copeland has gone from living in a motel to dancing on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House. Literally. In June 2015, Misty Copeland became the first African-American woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre. Still, she strives for more. At 33, the prima ballerina has amassed innumerable accolades, […]

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