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4 Virtual Performances We've Got Our Eyes on This Month

Spring is here, and while we’re not packing into theaters the way we have in previous years just yet, there’s still a good amount of dance happening. Ballet in Bloom Pacific Northwest Ballet in Alexei Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition Angela Sterling, Courtesy PNB Pacific Northwest Ballet is skipping the April showers and blooming directly […]

Kevin McKenzie to Retire from American Ballet Theatre in 2022

Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre’s longtime artistic director, announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of 2022, after three decades at the helm. He will continue to oversee the company’s 2021–22 season while a search for his successor begins this summer. In an interview with The New York Times’ Rosalyn Sulcas, McKenzie noted […]

The Single-Minded Drive of ABT Principal Skylar Brandt

American Ballet Theatre typically schedules a long layoff after its marathon season at the Metropolitan Opera House, a moment for its tired artists to breathe. But Skylar Brandt doesn’t really do downtime. After moving out of the Met’s basement dressing rooms each July, she books sessions with her coaches, the former ABT stars Irina Dvorovenko […]

James Whiteside on How—and Why—He's Giving Away Dance Floors to Kids

Usually at this time of year, James Whiteside would be in the thick of Nutcracker performances. But with theaters closed, the American Ballet Theatre principal instead came up with his own production: Fancy Nut Mix—an online benefit concert to raise money to send dance floors to young dancers in need. The show will air at […]

When COVID-19 Interrupts Your Career Comeback

Imagine ending a successful dancing career, only to return to it six years later. Now imagine that this comeback is interrupted by a crisis of international proportions. This has been Eric Tamm’s trajectory. In 2014, after eight years in the corps de ballet of American Ballet Theatre, he walked away. Even though he was a […]

Ralph Lemon Named a 2020 MacArthur Fellow

Ralph Lemon’s rich history of art-making has largely eluded strict labels. He’s not just a choreographer or a performer or a writer or a painter or a lecturer. He’s all of those things, and more. Now, the longtime creator has been given another unofficial title: genius. A 2020 MacArthur Fellow, Lemon is the recipient of […]

The Singular Elegance of American Ballet Theatre’s Calvin Royal III ​

In an iPhone video of a Romeo and Juliet rehearsal made in early March, Calvin Royal III stands in a corner of an American Ballet Theatre studio, arms reaching far into space, chin slightly raised in welcoming anticipation. There is such warmth and openness in his stance, you can understand why Juliet would want to […]

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