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Isabella Boylston Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

4 weeks agoArts : ArtsBeat

Ms. Boylston has danced in “Giselle,” “La Bayadère,” and “Swan Lake” this season, earning a number of good reviews.

Starting a rumble: the making of Rimbombo

4 weeks agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

The Dancers Company is heading out on the road this winter, bringing a triple bill of classical works to regional audiences. The witty, boy-laden Rimbombo was made on The Dancers Company last year by Simon Dow, a former principal artist … Continue reading ?

Ballerina bids adieu by performing in public spaces around Portland

2 months agoArts : Art Beat

Oregon Public Broadcasting asked Alison Roper, the principal dancer at Oregon Ballet Theatre, to perform in public spaces around Portland. Video by John Rosman/OPB Alison Roper, one of several principal dancers at Oregon Ballet Theatre, is retiring. Show More Summary

The Heather Project by Christopher Wahl

Photographer Christopher Wahl has created an intriguing website that offers an unusual portrait of National Ballet of Canada principal dancer Heather Ogden through a series of short films.

City Ballet’s 2014-15 Season to Feature Ballets by Peck, Scarlett and Ratmansky

3 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

New York City Ballet’s season will also include the principal dancer Wendy Whelan’s farewell performance and the company premiere of “La Sylphide” by its ballet master in chief, Peter Martins.

Yumiko Takeshima’s Farewell Performance in Dresden

3 months agoDance / Ballet : The Ballet Bag

Tomorrow, principal dancer Yumiko Takeshima says farewell to Semperoper Ballett dancing the Giselle choreographer David Dawson created on her. You might already know Yumiko from her legendary brand of leotards, but she is also an established costume designer, having collaborated with choreographers like David Dawson, Jorma Elo and William Forsythe. Show More Summary

On the road & in the cinema

3 months agoDance / Ballet : Haglund's Heel

On the road in Wash. DC ABT’s opening performance at the Kennedy Center was dedicated to the memory of former principal dancer Ivan Nagy who expired earlier this year. Nagy was one of the greatest partners in ABT’s history, and...

Vera Ellen Covers 'White Christmas' – 1954

Vera-Ellen (1921 – 1981) was an American actress and dancer, principally celebrated for her filmed dance partnerships with Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Danny Kaye, and Donald O'Connor. She had a co-starring role with Donald O'Connor in the Ethel Merman vehicle, Call Me Madam. Show More Summary

The Workout: Dancing in ‘The Nutcracker’

8 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

Few athletes face the physical demands of a professional ballet dancer. We spoke to Robert Fairchild, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, about his exercise routine.

Congratulations To Houston Ballet’s Ballerina Bride, Melody Mennite

You may now kiss the bride! On October 5, 2013, in Houston, Texas, Houston Ballet principal dancer Melody Mennite and Rick Walsh started a new chapter in their life as husband and wife. Please join me in congratulating the happy couple! In this blog entry, Melody shares the precious moments of her wedding and what’s […]

World-Renowned Dancers Attached to Starz Original Ballet Drama Series in Development 'Flesh and Bone'

Former American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Irina Dvorovenko and Current Soloist Sascha Radetsky Also Join Project

Bodytorque choreographers: Joshua Consandine

9 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Josh Consandine is a former principal artist with The Australian Ballet.  He returns to the company to make a work on our dancers for the Bodytorque season, and took time out from choreographing to chat with Jane Albert.  What have … Continue reading ?

How Ballerina Vanessa Zahorian Builds Her Show-Stopping Core

As a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Vanessa Zahorian knows the value of treating her body well. After all, she uses it to speak volumes (silently!) from the stage! "I love putting a smile on someone's face when they're touched...Show More Summary

Sabrina Lenzi, Répétiteur Works With The Joffrey Ballet on La Bayadère

10 months agoDance / Ballet : j-Pointe

Sabrina Lenzi, native of Rome, Italy and former principal dancer, was hand selected by renowned choreographer Stanton Welch to be the “répétiteur” for The Joffrey Ballet’s upcoming production of La Bayad ère. (Learn more about the ballet here.) Ms. Show More Summary

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