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Peter Boal to Perform in New York City Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’

last monthArts : ArtsBeat

Those balletomanes who have never quite recovered from Peter Boal’s retirement, 10 years ago, as a principal dancer at New York City Ballet, can throw off the mourning garb. Mr. Boal, who left to become the artistic director of Pacific Northwest Ballet, will be back at City Ballet — for just one performance — as Herr Drosselmeier in “The Nutcracker” at the matinee of Dec. 13.

Gillian Murphy: In the house

2 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Ballet squeal! Superstar Gillian Murphy, Principal Dancer of American Ballet Theatre, has joined us at Sydney Opera House to rehearse for her upcoming performances as Nikiya in La Bayadère. This scintillating dancer excels in every area of the art form, … Continue reading ?

Life in Pictures: Wendy Whelan

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

For the latest edition of “Life in Pictures,” photographer Henry Leutwyler followed the 47-year-old former New York City Ballet principal dancer on October 18 after her farewell performance at Lincoln Center. Click through the gallery ahead to see her night, from final bow to bedtime. This articles appears in the November... More »

Life in Pictures: Wendy Whelan

For the latest edition of “Life in Pictures,” photographer Henry Leutwyler followed the 47-year-old former New York City Ballet principal dancer on October 18 after her farewell performance at Lincoln Center. Click through the gallery ahead to see her night, from final bow to bedtime. This articles appears in the November... More »

Wendy Whelan’s Farewell at New York City Ballet

“There is so much untapped movement in me.” These are some of the words Wendy Whelan shared in a video clip shown last Saturday evening at her final performance as a principal dancer with New York City Ballet. Even though … Continue reading ?

Falcons cheerleader lands role in Nick Cannon movie

Phil W. Hudson, Staff Writer Atlanta Business Chronicle September 2, 2014 Second-year Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader and Lithonia, Ga., native Jasmine Cooper will be the principal dancer in the upcoming VH1 television movie “Drumline: A New Beat.” The follow-up to the 2002 movie “Drumline,” which starred Nick Cannon, tells the story of a rebellious upper-class girl [...]

La Bayadère guest artists: Elisa Badenes and Daniel Camargo

4 months agoDance / Ballet : Behind Ballet

Elisa Badenes and Daniel Camargo, Principal Dancers of Stuttgart Ballet, touched down in Melbourne this week! We’re delighted to welcome back these thrilling crowd-pleasers as guest artists in our season of La Bayadère. They’ll dance the doomed lovers Nikiya and … Continue reading ?

David Hallberg, Citing Injury, Withdraws From Dance Performances

4 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

Mr. Hallberg, a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theater, has withdrawn from performances this fall because of a foot injury.

Isabella Boylston Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

6 months 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

6 months 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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...

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