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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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

"'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

2 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

2 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

2 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...

Benjamin Millepied performs in a beautiful premiere for L.A. Dance Project

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

When Benjamin Millepied launched L.A. Dance Project four years ago, he intended it to be a primary home for his choreography, not a place where he would be the star dancer. Fair enough; he had just retired as a longtime principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Let’s face it, though, some of...

Too Little, Too Late

3 months agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Onegin" The National Ballet of Canada Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Toronto, Canada Nov. 23, 2016 by Denise Sum Copyright © by Denise Sum 2016 This season marks principal dancer Xiao Nan Yu's 20th year in the National Ballet of Canada. Show More Summary

A marvel and a mystery

In 2013, Pavel Dmitrichenko, disgruntled principal dancer of the Bolshoi, exacted a now infamous revenge on the company’s artistic director,… The post A marvel and a mystery appeared first on The Spectator.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancers Carrie Imler and Batkhurel Bold Announce Retirements

Their two decades of dance will be honored at Season Encore Performance, June 11, 2017. Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal, with principal dancers Carrie Imler and Batkhurel Bold, has announced that Ms. Imler and Mr. Show More Summary

(22) Julie Kent, Artistic Director of Washington Ballet

This week we are joined by Julie Kent, Artistic Director of Washington Ballet.  Ms Kent danced with American Ballet Theater for over 30 years, 22 of those as a Principal Dancer, and is one of the company’s most celebrated performers. ...Show More Summary

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