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Yumiko Takeshima’s Farewell Performance in Dresden

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

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’

4 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

Bodytorque choreographers: Joshua Consandine

6 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Josh Consandine is a former principal artist with The Australian Ballet.  He returns to the company to make a work on our dancers for the Bodytorque season, and took time out from choreographing to chat with Jane Albert.  What have … Continue reading ?

How Ballerina Vanessa Zahorian Builds Her Show-Stopping Core

As a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Vanessa Zahorian knows the value of treating her body well. After all, she uses it to speak volumes (silently!) from the stage! "I love putting a smile on someone's face when they're touched...Show More Summary

Sabrina Lenzi, Répétiteur Works With The Joffrey Ballet on La Bayadère

7 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Sabrina Lenzi, native of Rome, Italy and former principal dancer, was hand selected by renowned choreographer Stanton Welch to be the “répétiteur” for The Joffrey Ballet’s upcoming production of La Bayad ère. (Learn more about the ballet here.) Ms. Show More Summary

Transforming the Beauty of Ballet into Something Kafkaesque

7 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

The story of a man who wakes up transformed into a hideous insect isn't exactly the showpiece you would imagine for a lithe principal of London's Royal Ballet, but in The Metamorphosis dancer Edward Watson takes all the refined control of each muscle and transforms his body from grace into an image of the grotesque.

Tiler Peck gets into Vanity Fair (and engaged)

Peck is the New York City Ballet principal dancer who LA Observed featured in two posts last year. She has had a busy several months since.

Interview with Darla Hoover: Working with the Company, Mr. Balanchine & Teaching

8 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Darla Hoover, Stager Allegro Brillante Darla Hoover, former principal dancer with New York City Ballet and one of "Balanchine's ballerinas" has been working with the Company on staging and preparing Allegro Brillante, one of many inspiring works choreographed by the legendary Mr. Show More Summary

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8 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Joseph Phillips has started work in Vladivostok as a principal dancer with the State Primorsky Opera and Ballet, and he is news. (Video may take a while to load.) Even though Phillips has clearly conveyed that he left his job...

Roberto Bolle by Brent Chua for Fashionisto #8

Dancer in the City–Photographed by Brent Chua for one of three cover stories for the fall edition of Fashionisto, Roberto Bolle, principal dancer for the American Ballet Company talks about his latest show for Roberto Bolle and Friends. Show More Summary

Herman Cornejo stands tall in multiple roles in ABT's 'Le Corsaire'

10 months agoArts : Culture Monster

American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Herman Cornejo has performed all four lead male roles in 'Le Corsaire.' NEW YORK — They bound onto the stage, one after another, during the opening scene of American Ballet Theatre's "Le Corsaire":...Show More Summary

Bolshoi’s 1st American Principal Dancer Returns to Russia

The first American to be appointed principal dancer at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, will rejoin the company this summer, pbs.org reported. David Hallberg, who is also a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre (ABT), finished the ABT’s spring season in New York City in June.

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