Fashion Friday: Dancewear by Dancers

posted Friday, Aug 29

Dancewear made by dancers for dancers seems to be everywhere right now. The latest two ballerinas to get in on the trend? Tiler Peck, who's created a leotard line for Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio and Ashley Bouder who's just debuted Read More >

 

More Turnover PA Ballet

posted Thursday, Aug 28

There's been a lot of news pouring out of Pennsylvania Ballet for the past few months—and it just keeps on coming. In April, Roy Kaiser, who directed the company for 19 years, announced that he was stepping down. Two weeks later, executive director Michael Scolamiero said… Read More >
 

Dancer-Friendly Ingredient Swaps

posted Wednesday, Aug 27

Looking for a way to take your favorite recipes to the next level? Here are three easy ingredient swaps that can do your body a whole lot of good with just a small bit of effort. 

 

1. Swap out soy sauce for liquid aminos.
Why: Liquid aminos contain 16 o… Read More >

 

"SYTYCD" Wins Two Emmys

posted Tuesday, Aug 26

Every year since 2007, "So You Think You Can Dance" has taken home at least one Emmy Award—that is until 2013. Last year was the first season that the show didn't win for choreography, costuming or lighting design. As of last night though, "SYTYCD" is back on the Emmy train. Not only d… Read More >
 

Windy City Weekend of Dance

posted Friday, Aug 22


Attention, Chicago dancers! It's been a week of fabulous dancing: First the 23rd annual Dance For Life gala (which raised nearly $175,000 in funds for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, … Read More >

 

ABT Dancers Create Silent Film

posted Thursday, Aug 21

It’s a big leap from the stage of the grand Metropolitan Opera House to a film festival in New York’s trendy Long Island City neighborhood in Queens. But a group of American Ballet Theatre dancers recently made the jump—with intriguing results.

 

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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 >