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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

"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

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

last monthArts : 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

last monthArts : 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

last monthArts / 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

Atlanta Ballet dancer John Welker looks back at his 20-year career

After two decades with the Atlanta Ballet, principal dancer John Welker is pivoting to a new role.

Ballerina Misty Copeland Was Told to Lose Weight: It ‘Caused Me So Much Doubt’

2 months agoHealth / Fitness : Yahoo: Fitness

2016 was a huge year for Misty Copeland — she became the American Ballet Theatre’s first ever African-American principal dancer, she married her longtime boyfriend and she’ll take on Clara in The Nutcracker this December — but getting there wasn’t easy. Show More Summary

Even professional ballerina Misty Copeland has been told to lose weight.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, opened up to Self about being told that she had to lose weight in order to fit into the ballet world. #Repost @egaldance ??? ???? Mark your calendars...Show More Summary

Between Havana and Heaven: Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami Will Take Its First Bow

Before the announcement of their retirement as principal dancers with Miami City Ballet last spring, Carlos Guerra explained the artistic side of his relationship with his wife, Jennifer Kronenberg: “We share a complementary, balanced dynamic as a couple. I always get nervous a week before the ballet opens...

When Ballet And Modern Dance Meet – Just To Mess Around, With No Performance Pressure

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“All too often, when ballet and modern dance meet, compromises are made: Dancers – and dances – turn to mush. That was exactly what Sara Mearns, the New York City Ballet principal, was trying to avoid when she asked the contemporary choreographer and dancer Jodi Melnick to work with her as part of a residency […]

Social Media Reacts to Misty Copeland’s Promotion To Principal at ABT

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

He’s a Ballet Dancer. And a Singer. And a Drag Queen.

3 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

A look at the many faces of James Whiteside, a principal dancer with American Ballet Theater.

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