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News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in November 2019

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Stella Abrera has been appointed artistic director of Kaatsbaan, effective January 1. Brett Conway and Laura O’Malley have been named co-artistic directors of SFDanceworks. They succeed founder James Sofranko, who took over the artistic directorship […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in October 2019

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings Karen Kain Karolina Kuras, Courtesy National Ballet of Canada Karen Kain will retire as artistic director of National Ballet of Canada in January 2021, at which time she will be named artistic director emeritus. A […]

Love It or Hate It, Our Editors Discuss All Things Jane Eyre

Story ballets that debut during American Ballet Theatre’s spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House are always the subject of much curiosity—and, sometimes, much debate. Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre was no different. The ballet follows the eponymous heroine of Charlotte Brönte’s novel as she grows from a willful orphan to a self-possessed governess, charting her […]

9 of Our Favorite Valentine's Day Dancer Posts

No matter how much anti–Valentine’s Day sentiment I’m feeling in a given year, there’s something about dancer couples that still makes me swoon. Here’s a collection of wonderful posts from this year, but be warned: Continued scrolling is likely to give you a severe case of the warm fuzzies. Herman Cornejo got engaged! Herman Cornejo […]

Jennifer Garner Helped Backstage at ABT's Nutcracker and It's Wild

Jennifer Garner wants the world to know that she takes game day seriously—and she’s not talking about football. For ballet dancers during December, there’s obviously only one type of “game day.” Nutcracker, of course. Garner is a highly documented ballet lover, and, this time, she went the extra mile to show her dedication. Thankfully, she […]

8 Reasons Why Gillian Murphy Will Be the Coolest Mom

Congratulations are in order for American Ballet Theatre star Gillian Murphy and her husband, former ABT dancer Ethan Stiefel, who are expecting their first child next June! Murphy announced her pregnancy today on Instagram: Gillian Murphy on Instagram: “This might look like a pas de deux, but it’s actually a pas de trois 💗🤰👨🏼 It’s […]

ABT's Gillian Murphy Shares Why Ballet Dancers Are Taking Over Harvard Business School

Between long rehearsal days, performances and hectic touring schedules, it can be hard for professional dancers to plan for their post-performance careers while they’re still onstage. This fall, that changes for five American Ballet Theatre principals. Stella Abrera, Isabella Boylston, Cory Stearns, James Whiteside and Gillian Murphy have been chosen as the first dancers to […]

54 Thoughts I Had Watching "Center Stage" for the First Time

I have a confession. Until today, I had never seen the seminal classic Center Stage. Now that you’ve picked your jaw up off the floor, allow me to explain. It’s not that I don’t love a good dance movie—I did my time with all but the most recent flicks in the Step Up franchise, my […]

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