Making Chicken Pot Pie with James Whiteside

“I don’t cook for just one or two people,” says James Whiteside, stirring a pot on his stove. “My mom taught me to cook and she had five kids. So when I do cook, I go in!” Aside from breakfast (usually bacon, egg and cheese on an English muffin), the American Ballet Theatre principal rarely […]

The Rebirth of David Hallberg

David Hallberg almost quit dancing two years ago. The international ballet star, whose talent and drive had made him the first American to join the Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer, was struggling after a 2014 ankle surgery to repair a frayed deltoid ligament. A resulting mass of scar tissue ultimately required a second surgery. […]

#TBT with ABT's Most Dapper Choreographer

In the May 1952 issue of Dance Magazine, we published excerpts from Agnes de Mille’s Dance to the Piper. Of Antony Tudor, she wrote, “I have said Antony’s humor was sardonic; it was occasionally diabolic. He also said just what he thought, always a shocking experience. But he retained the unqualified admiration of his pupils….He […]

Snoop Around Backstage with Sarah Lane

Sarah Lane and Herman Cornejo in Ratmansky’s The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor. Every time I step into the Metropolitan Opera House, I have this wild daydream about how great it would be to run past security and snoop around backstage. Well, lucky me—and you! The Wall Street Journal‘s new virtual reality series is […]

Follow Isabella Boylston Backstage

Loving the leo, Isabella. (Photo by Kathryn Wirsing, via American Ballet Theatre fans are eagerly awaiting an exciting season, with Misty Copeland and Stella Abrera taking on their first, long-awaited performances as principal dancers. But let’s not forget about another one of ABT’s newer principals, Isabella Boylston. Last year was her first in the […]

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