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A Ballerina Explains What It's Like To Move From Europe To The U.S.

Dores André, a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, "loves life in the United States. She considers San Francisco home. But with her Spanish perspective, she says she would like to see the government and US citizens reflect on their collective past more often. 'By being a pioneer, sometimes you forget to look back and […]

Colorado Ballet promotes and brings in new dancers for 2017/2018 season

5 days agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs promoted a Soloist to Principal dancer, two Corps de Ballet dancers to Soloists, two Apprentices to Corps de Ballet, two Studio Company to Apprentices, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Cesar Corrales promoted to Principal dancer At English National Ballet

last weekDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Tamara Rojo CBE, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has today announced that Cesar Corrales is to become Principal of English National Ballet from the start of the 2017/2018 season.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Royal Ballet announces Company promotions and joiners for the 2017/18 Season.

2 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Yasmine Nagdhi promoted to Principal dancer. Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, announces that Yasmine Nagdhi has been promoted to Principal dancer, the highest rank in the Company.  O’Hare... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How To Keep Your Body Going Through A 20-Year-Ballet Career: Half A Dozen Tips From Someone Who's Done It

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The luminous principal dancer Xiao Nan Yu, who just marked two decades with National Ballet of Canada, shares how she's kept her body strong for long-term success." (For one thing, never blow off morning class.)

Russian star quits American Ballet Theater

Veronika Part, principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre for the past eight years, has announced an abrupt retirement. She will dance for the last time on Saturday at the Metropolitan Opera House. Her withdrawal comes two weeks after the final performance of prima ballerina Diana Vishneva. To lose one Russian prima is unfortunate. Two suggests a political […]

Here's One Retiring ABT Principal Who's Not Leaving By Choice

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Veronika Part, the Russian-born ballerina who has been a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater since 2009, will retire from the company at the end of this season because her contract was not renewed for another year."

Diana Vishneva’s Last Days with American Ballet Theatre

Vishneva, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, rehearses for the Russian ballet “Onegin,” which will be her final performance with the company.

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season

last monthDance / Ballet : Ballet News

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Lauren Lovette Is Flying High, And She's Not Afraid Of Falling

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Lauren Lovette has taken thousands of ballet classes in her life. The New York City Ballet principal dancer, 25, started ballet at age 10, and has for years started almost every day with the same routine: plié, tendu, port de bras. Show More Summary

(51) Part III: Edward Villella, Founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

Welcome to our third and final installment with Edward Villella, founding Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet and former Principal Dancer with the New York City Ballet.  Today Edward talks at length about the founding of Miami City...Show More Summary

Prima Ballerina Lorena Feijoo to Retire After Miami Performance

After 17 years as a principal dancer with the esteemed San Francisco Ballet, dancing every major role and style possible, Lorena Feijoo is retiring from that company to embark on a new journey of dance possibilities and, maybe her biggest role yet, of single parenting her five-year-old daughter, Luciana. It...

Why Ballerina Misty Copeland Might Be the Golden State Warriors' Biggest Fan

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The first African-American woman to become a principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre is a Warriors devotee.

The Benefits Of Being An Older Ballerina (Yes, Even Into Their 40s)

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

When you've been a principal for decades, one dancer says, 'You hone your craft as you go. All the years of experience come into play when I approach any role, all of that muscle memory and stamina is in your body.'... After years of repetition, she says, 'You’re able to focus and dig deeper. […]

ABT Giselle 5/27 mat & eveDeeply into the heart of the matter

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

Arguably the greatest classical ballet in history, Giselle possesses principal roles that are the most coveted by serious classical dancers the world over. The individual production almost doesn’t matter – Mariinsky, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Ballet, or American Ballet Theatre...

When Ballet Is Your Life, What Does Life After Ballet Look Like?

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Ballet dancer is Juilliard’s new chief. That’s bold

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

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 TO BE A MEMBER OF THE FACULTY FOR THE ALLEN CIVIC BALLET’S SUMMER PROGRAM

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Ballet News

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! ]]

The Ukrainian Dancer Who Has Become An Actor And A Star On (Of Course) 'The Americans'

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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. […]

Watch Misty Copeland surprise South Side ballerinas on 'Steve Harvey'

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...

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