Watch Joffrey Rehearse with Wheeldon

posted Wednesday, Aug 20

Head's up, bunheads: You might not be very productive tomorrow if you're spending the afternoon anywhere near a computer. The Joffrey Ballet is inviting the world to watch its Swan Lake rehearsals with Christopher Wheeldon though a live stream on its Read More >

 

Taylor Swift Makes Bad Dancing Cool

posted Tuesday, Aug 19

Taylor Swift is a terrible dancer—and she wants the world to know it. The wonderfully kooky music video for her new single "Shake It Off," from her upcoming album 1989, has her clumsily dancing with a corps de ballet of swans, awkwardly twerking with hip hoppers and over-emotin… Read More >
 

Misty's Taking Over

posted Friday, Aug 15

Photo by Nathan Sayers

 

In case Misty's Under Armour campaign reveal a few weeks ago wasn… Read More >

 

What Does it Take to Be in Fuerza Bruta WAYRA?

posted Thursday, Aug 14

Some of the most coveted dance jobs these days ask for a lot more than dancing. Take a show like Fuerza Bruta, which recently relaunched a new edition subtitled WAYRA this summer. The dancers are asked to run up walls, fly over the audience on a harness, swim in a see-through po… Read More >

 

Kyle Abraham Choreographs for Rag & Bone

posted Wednesday, Aug 13

Kyle Abraham's creative touch strikes again. This time, he's entered the world of fashion, choreographing and dancing in a short film highlighting Rag & Bone's fall/winter 2014 collection. Take a look at the video below, which was debuted online by Read More >

 

The Mariinsky At the Barre

posted Tuesday, Aug 12

Seeing my favorite dancers in performance is always a treat. But there's something so compelling about watching them take class. What is their unadorned technique like? What kind of demeanor do they approach daily class with? What do they wear?

The Mariinsky Ballet has given Read More >

 

Rockettes Fancy Box

posted Friday, Aug 08

Ever wonder what type of products a Rockette uses to paint her nails or do her hair? Fancy, an online source for curated product collections, shows you exactly which products the dancers recommend in their new Read More >

 

ABT's Archives On Display

posted Thursday, Aug 07

Washington DC is more than our nation's political capital—it's basically our nation's museum capital, too. And it's about to acquire a whole bunch of ballet treasures.


American Ballet Theatre announced today that it has donated more than 50,000 items from its archives to th… Read More >

 

Hit the Stairs

posted Wednesday, Aug 06

When faced with the choice of stairs or elevator throughout your commute, which should you choose? Stairs, of course, but not for just the obvious reasons.

 

— A longterm st… Read More >

 

Judging Capezio's A.C.E. Awards

posted Monday, Aug 04

What do judges look for at a choreography competition? Obviously, it depends on the competition. But there are a few components that typically stand out no matter the context.

 

On Saturday night, I had the opportunity to sit on the judging panel for Capezio's A.C.E Awards&mda… Read More >

 

A.C.E. Awards This Weekend

posted Friday, Aug 01

Photo by Kyle Froman

 

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Misty Copeland's New Under Armour Ad

posted Thursday, Jul 31

It's getting harder and harder these days to turn on the tv, flip open a magazine or even browse the internet without bumping into Misty Copeland. And I love it. The American Ballet Theatre soloist has become ballet's unofficial ambassador everywhere from "So You Think You Can Dance" to Dr. Pepper… Read More >

 

Be Sharper in Morning Class

posted Wednesday, Jul 30

Having trouble nailing petit allégro during morning company class? Try sleeping with your blinds open. 

Why? A recent study from University College London found that participants were more alert after they were exposed to light during the last 30 minutes of a sleep cycle. On… Read More >

 

Vail Kicks Off

posted Tuesday, Jul 29

The Vail International Dance Festival began its 25th year this weekend, running through August 9. Each year, director Damian Woetzel curates programs that, for lack of a better description, bring the coolest stars of dance together. Read More >

 

Ballet-Scented Perfume?

posted Friday, Jul 25

Quick quiz—what does ballet smell like? Perfume house Penhaligon's London has tried to bottle it in their scent Iris Prima. In a promotional video, dancers from English National Ballet describe what they think of as the aroma of balle… Read More >

 

President Obama Honors Bill T.

posted Thursday, Jul 24

Bill T. Jones has a new honor to add to his collection: A 2013 National Medal of Arts. President Barack Obama will present the award to Jones and this year’s 11 other recipients in a ceremony at the White… Read More >

 

Pennsylvania Ballet Names Angel Corella New Artistic Director

posted Wednesday, Jul 23

Last night, Pennsylvania Ballet revealed its search for a new artistic director was over. Starting in September, Angel Corella, will fill the slot. He'll replace longtime artistic director, Roy Kaiser, who announced his plans to step down back in April.

 

When it comes to name… Read More >

 

Saturday Is National Dance Day

posted Tuesday, Jul 22

Clear your Saturday if you haven't already. National Dance Day, founded by Nigel Lythgoe and the Dizzy Feet Foundation in 2010, is being celebrated on July 26. The main events are in New York, L.A. and Washington DC with tons of offerings, from classes to performances, that really show off dan… Read More >

 

Dance School Diaries

posted Friday, Jul 18

It's official: dance movies, documentaries, TV shows and web-series are everywhere. The latest to join the likes of city.ballet. and Strictly Ballet … Read More >

 

Don't Underestimate Pilobolus

posted Thursday, Jul 17

Pilobolus sometimes gets a bad rap in the modern dance world. People like to complain that “they’ve sold out,” or “they’re just a bunch of tricks.”

 

But watching the company’s opening night at The Joyce Theater this week, I couldn't h… Read More >