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Another Principal Dancer Leaves Pennsylvania Ballet (But This Time, For A Happy Reason)

18 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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.

(39) Ashley Bouder, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet

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

The truth about Misty Copeland: She eats Domino's Pizza

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, can now add "health &fitness author" to her resume

Preview: Gennadi Nedvigin on how “Gennadi’s Choice” portends the future of Atlanta Ballet

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...

A Photo Journal From Inside Africa's Leading Ballet Company

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Principal dancer Shannon Glover takes a photographer backstage at Johannesburg Ballet.

(35) Fabrice Calmels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer

This week we are delighted to welcome Fabrice Camels, Joffrey Ballet Principal Dancer.  Fabrice was born in France and began dancing at the age of three.  He completed his ballet training at the Paris Opera Ballet school before venturing the the United States where he trained at the Rock School and danced with Pennsylvania Ballet. Show More Summary

If You Want Misty Copeland's Shoes, You'd Best Be Prepared With Some Cash

Basically, "signed pointe shoes often become gift-shop items or special giveaways for ballet fans. But Copeland’s worn-out shoes are different. The principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre has achieved rare celebrity status." In an auction that closes today at 7 pm Eastern, they - and some other memorabilia - are being sold as a Washington […]

The Anti-Jock Who's A Principal Dancer At City Ballet

Anthony Huxley is "a dancer of superlative refinement with the air of a silent-movie star, caught somehow between the world of the speaking and the world of dreams. In ballet, where dancers fight to show their best angle, Mr. Huxley is prized for his line and poetic sensibility."

Misty Copeland Takes Issue With Her Commercial Sponsor's CEO

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Copeland made history when she became the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, but prior to that, she was placed in the public eye when her 2014 commercial with Under Armour went viral.

A Bold, Beautiful Victory For Ballet At The British National Dance Awards

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Chase Johnsey, of the all-male Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (the Trocks), "faced off competition from the likes of Vadim Muntagirov and Alexander Campbell, both principal dancers at the Royal. Johnsey’s win is not only a celebration of his talent, but also a celebration of the fact that ballet, however rigorous its traditions, has […]

(32) Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer

Today we are thrilled to welcome Misty Copeland.  Born in Kansas City, Missouri, and raised in San Pedro California, Misty began her training at the age of 13.  In 2000, she joined American Ballet Theater’s Studio Company, and was promoted...Show More Summary

A Brooklyn Condo With a Scandinavian Feel Where a Busy Ballet Star Can Relax

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

After six years of living in a rental, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Daniil Simkin bought and renovated this North Williamsburg duplex.

Sara Mearns, a principal dancer at the NYCB. The last photo...

Sara Mearns, a principal dancer at the NYCB. The last photo above is from The Shimmering Asphalt” by Pontus Lidberg Thursday evening at the David H. Koch Theater, reviewed by Alastair Macaulay.

What Ballerinas Want In Shoes For Off-Hours

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"'We can't walk barefoot, ever,' explained Sara Mearns, a principal dancer at the New York City Ballet. Megan Fairchild, a principal dancer at the same company, echoed that sentiment: 'We get up out of bed in the morning and put shoes on. We don't go anywhere without something that's shock absorbing.'" (includes video)

At Last, David Hallberg Is Back At ABT

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"David Hallberg, the American Ballet Theater principal dancer, who has been sidelined by injury for the last two and a half years, is returning to the company and planning to perform during its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House."

Philly fires ‘too tall’ Sugar Plum Fairy

3 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

Sara Michelle Murawski has been fired as a principal dancer at the Pennsylvania Ballet because she’s too tall. Sara has just finished a run of Nutcracker. Did they only just notice she’s 5’11”? Did they audition her sitting down? More here.

Misty Copeland Visits Cuba, Where Brown Ballerinas Are The Norm

American Ballet Theatre’s principal dancer and bona fide queen Misty Copeland visited Havana, Cuba, recently to dance with professional dancers from the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. One of her most striking first impressions, on a purely...Show More Summary

(24) Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet

Today we are joined by Sara Mearns, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet. Ms. Mearns entered the School of American Ballet in 2001, became an apprentice with the New York City Ballet in 2003 and by 2008 she was a Principal.  Sara...Show More Summary

Misty Copeland and American Ballet Theatre deliver a dazzling 'Nutcracker' in Costa Mesa

4 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Never underestimate the importance of symbolism. Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre’s first black principal dancer, was the lead ballerina in the opening night of Segerstrom Hall’s presentation of ABT’s “The Nutcracker.” Opening night is an honor, and it was a mighty important distinction...

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