Our December issue has arrived, and so has Miami City Ballet's newest principal. She's been a favorite of ours for awhile, but this month we were drawn to her odds-defying career move to MCB, her bold personality and her stellar fashion sense. (Go behind the scenes of her cover shoot to see what I mean!) We can't wait to watch her Balanchine interpretations, which are sure to be fiery.
Dance Magazine Award winner Marcelo Gomes. Photo by Marty Sohl, courtesy ABT.
Messmer isn't the only bold name featured this month. Our 2015 Dance Magazine Award winners are some of the dance world's most daring. We honor National Ballet of Canada artistic director Karen Kain, Noche Flamenca's Soledad Barrio, dance historian David Vaughan, Urban Bush Women's Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and American Ballet Theatre's Marcelo Gomes. Another highlight from this issue: our first-ever reader-picked Best of 2015. You voted, now see what you chose as the best performances of the year. If you don't already have your issue, purchase a digital copy today!