As you probably already know, yesterday American Ballet Theatre announced promotions for their upcoming season and with it came news that Misty Copeland will be ABT’s first African American Principal Dancer. (Congrats Misty!) Normally news of promotions is huge in the ballet community, but this promotion was different. Show More Summary
A look at the many faces of James Whiteside, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater.
Michael and Rebecca sit down with American Ballet Theater Principal Dancer James Whiteside for an inside look into his career, his work at ABT, and what inspires him.
By: Donna Freydkin He was better than everyone, by leaps and bounds and twirls and spins. Ukrainian dancer Sergei Polunin stunned the ballet world, becoming the London Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal dancer. By 25, he was done, burned out, bored, and walked away. Show More Summary
The Russian ballerina Diana Vishneva, a principal with American Ballet Theater since 2005, will give her farewell performances with the company [next June] … Ms. Vishneva, 40, is also a principal dancer with the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg, and will remain with that company.”
“The rise of YouTube and the internet have made it more difficult than ever to impress the viewing public, the dancers have said, as they are expected to perform ever-more gymnastic feats to keep up with what people can see online.” Says one, Alexander Campbell, “I think there’s a video of a Chinese acrobat standing […]
We return for part two of our conversation with former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer John Clifford. John was a dancer with NYCB from 1966-1974 and also choreographed eight works for the company. Mr. Clifford had a very close relationship with Balanchine, and he continues to share wonderful stories about his career, his choreography, George Balanchine, […]
Stranger Genius Award Nominee (and PNB Principal Dancer) Noelani Pantastico Is a Technical Master and a Masterful Actor by Rich Smith HAS: Excellent lines in her petit allegro. MAKES: "Story ballets" feel less mechanical and more like,...Show More Summary
John Clifford, former New York City Ballet Principal Dancer, joins us this week to talk about his career and share stories of George Balanchine. John was a dancer with NYCB from 1966-1974 and also choreographed eight works for the company. Mr. Clifford had a very close relationship with Balanchine, and we are thrilled to have him share […]
“Dragged under the wheel of a London bus, ballet dancer Joseph Skelton was told he might never walk again without a limp.”
The gala-style ballet program is an audience favorite, its international cast packed with principal dancers who normally don’t perform together. You might get stars from the Mariinsky, the Bolshoi, England’s Royal Ballet and American Ballet Theatre, all in one night. Segerstrom Center for the Arts...
Make history as the American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer: check. Be named one of the most influential and one of the most fascinating people in the world: check and check. Have a Barbie modeled after you: check. Get married: check. Ballerina Misty Copeland wed her longtime partner,...
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...
“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? – […]
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
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...
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'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
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,...