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NYCB's Ashley Bouder Takes Home a Benois de la Danse Award

Hollywood may have the Oscars, but ballet has the Prix de Benois de la Danse. Held every spring at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater, the prestigious international awards ceremony recognizes dancers, choreographers, composers and designers for their extraordinary work on and off the stage. This year’s laureates, chosen by a jury, were announced during an awards ceremony […]

NYCB Principals Ashley Bouder, Abi Stafford & Maria Kowroski On Dancing As Moms

Throughout New York City Ballet’s almost 70-year history, very few dancers have returned to the stage after having a baby. Yet the company is having something of a baby boom right now, with three principal dancers currently diving into motherhood while upholding their careers. In March, writer Jen Peters sat down with Abi Stafford and […]

Why I Dance: Ashley Bouder

New York City Ballet principal Ashley Bouder embraces every role with great relish and dazzling technique. She sparkles in Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes and exudes just the right whiff of romance in his “Emeralds.” She’s a favorite of visiting choreographers too. She seems to be bursting with happiness in Ratmansky’s Concerto DSCH, and in Wayne […]

Dancer Brillante: NYCB's Ashley Bouder

As Ashley Bouder runs onto the stage and into a crisp, high pas de chat, arms held overhead in delight, there is no doubt that she is queen of that pearly underworld that is George Balanchine’s Ballo della Regina. And when, after the flirtatious little polka on pointe that opens her first solo, she suddenly […]

10 Times Our Fave Ballet Dancers Made Turning Actually Look Easy

At this point, you’d think we’d all be used to the level of technical absurdity Daniil Simkin achieves when he’s playing around in the studio. But then he did this: …and now we’re low-key appalled in the absolute best way. After we picked our jaws up from the floor, we were inspired to dig up […]