San Francisco Ballet just announced some major news: longtime Boston Ballet star Misa Kuranaga will be joining the company as a principal dancer for the 2019-20 season, while Dutch National Ballet principal Sasha Mukhamedov will join as a soloist. They join a slew of newly promoted SFB principals and soloists, announced earlier this year. Kuranaga […]
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Go behind the scenes at our November cover shoot with Boston Ballet principal Misa Kuranaga!
Misa Kuranaga had just arrived in Taipei, and was already eager to get in a rehearsal. At the following night’s last-minute gala engagement she would dance Don Quixote and Balanchine’s Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux. But at that point, she still hadn’t met her partner. “He has a great reputation,” Kuranaga says of New York City […]
Her Insta posts are reposted and slid into DMs like old-school mixtapes. Ballet celebs and novices alike are enamored with her technique and versatility, her infectious charm and humility.
One of the most inspiring things to witness over the past couple of months has been the incredible displays of solidarity among dancers and dance companies. None have been left untouched by this crisis, and so many have banded together to help each other out. American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland and her former colleague Joseph […]
From the angles of your feet to the size of your head, it can sometimes seem like there is no part of a dancer’s body that is not under scrutiny. It’s easy to get obsessed when you are constantly in front of a mirror, trying to fit a mold. Yet the traditional ideals seem to […]
With the surplus of ballet festivals happening around the world these past few months, it’s obvious that there’s really no such thing as summer break for the pros. But between the red-eye flights and onstage performances, our favorite stars still found time to soak up the sun and enjoy some seriously stunning views (even if […]
Planning to spend the majority of your summer sweating it out in the studio? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. And while you’re definitely going to want to save the warmups for the winter, you can still accessorize your studio look without adding bulk, thanks to the always-in-style ballet skirt. From bright florals to washed out […]