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  • Inside DM: Take the Reins

    From early on in my dance training, I got the message that girls were less valuable than boys. The ... More »
  • Performances Onstage this Month

    Get Your Summer Festival Fix What's new and alluring at the country's biggest events. American Dance Festival Durham, NC ...
  • A Big Prize for a Growing Artist

    Chicago's Harris Theater has awarded its inaugural $600,000 fellowship to Brian Brooks. At a time when resources for dance ...
  • Lucrative Learning

    Small companies jump on the summer intensive bandwagon. Large ballet and modern dance companies have long used summer programs ...
  • 10 Minutes with Michaela DePrince

    The ballet powerhouse moves up the ranks at Dutch National Ballet. Michaela DePrince has defied the odds again and ...
  • Recipe for Success

    What makes a musical magical? Anyone who's ever been cast in a new musical will attest to the fact that ...
  • On the Rise: Hannah Fischer

    As the Tall Woman in Balanchine's “Rubies," long-limbed Hannah Fischer injects a saucy mischievousness into the choreography's almost jazzy ...
  • Advice for Dancers: Trouble Ahead

    Is it safe to do ballet with anteverted hips? And how substance abuse could stunt your career. Do anteverted ...
  • The Boss: Julie Kent

    From ABT ballerina to The Washington Ballet artistic director. After dying for the last time on the stage of the Metropolitan ...
  • Leading Ladies

    Are ballet companies different when led by a female artistic director? Before becoming its artistic director, Karen Kain danced for every director in National ... More »
  • The Feminine Critique

    Women make up the vast majority of the dance world. Yet it's no secret that they're routinely passed over ...
  • Still Unstoppable

    At 57, Louise Lecavalier has reinvented herself—without losing the daredevil energy audiences love her for. Louise Lecavalier does not ...
  • Statement-Making Style at Lucky Plush Productions

    Meghann Wilkinson is not afraid to wear clothes that make a statement, literally. An electric blue, “Tofu saves lives" ...
  • The Cult of Thin

    Despite calls for change, ballet's obsession with extreme thinness persists. During a recent performance of Balanchine's The Four Temperaments, ... More »
  • What Dancers Eat: Pass the Salt

    Do dancers need more sodium? Most diet guidelines tell us to watch out for salt—the U.S. government recommends that ...
  • Your Body Tips

    Time Your Carbs Right By now, most dancers know not to avoid carbs: They're the primary source of energy ...
  • Working Out With Li Chiao-Ping

    The modern choreographer/dancer builds extreme strength. In the final moments of her piece From Grace, Li Chiao-Ping carries three ...
  • Friends with the Floor

    Four tips to help you master floorwork. As humans, we take pride in walking upright, on two legs. But ...
  • Ladies First

    Women's colleges foster female leadership and empowerment. On the surface, the offerings at women's colleges are similar to those ...
  • Breaking Bad Biases

    Six ways women can fight sexism in the studio. Whether you're getting paid less than your male counterparts to guest ...
  • A Scientific Match

    Michelle Ellsworth pairs science and dance to create unique performance art. Michelle Ellsworth claims that she really doesn't have ...
  • Why I Dance: Victoria Jaiani

    Dancer with Joffrey Ballet. At a young age, without any connections to the ballet world, I told my mom ...