Tag: angel corella

The Dance Magazine Awards Celebrate Everything We Love About Dance

What a night. The Dance Magazine Awards yesterday at the Ailey Citigroup Theater was jam-packed with love for dance. From legendary icons to early-career choreographers we can’t stop obsessing over, the Dance Magazine Awards, presented by the Dance Media Foundation, recognized a wide spectrum of our field. And with more performances than ever before, the […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Angel Corella

When Angel Corella took over as artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet in 2014, the company underwent a sea change. And while some in the ballet world were shocked by Corella’s vision to reinvigorate and redirect the company, longtime fans of his career shouldn’t have expected anything less. He was one of American Ballet Theatre’s youngest […]

This Pennsylvania Ballet Apprentice Landed a Principal Role in The Nutcracker

Pennsylvania Ballet apprentice Sydney Dolan is having a Nutcracker season she’ll never forget. Artistic director Angel Corella knew he’d found something special when Dolan attended his school’s week-long Company Experience summer workshop in 2016. Within days, he offered her a company contract— without realizing that she was only 15 at the time. She joined anyway. […]

Performances Onstage This Month

Caribou in Carolina Helen Simoneau Danse. Photo by Charles Zovko, courtesy In The Lights PR. NC tour A Canadian who lives in North Carolina, choreographer-on-the-rise Helen Simoneau is using her newest evening-length work, Caribou, to take a closer look at heritage, assimilation and identity. She studies these ideas through the iconic caribou—an enormously antlered animal […]

Stepping Into the Role

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet’s Company Experience gives aspiring professionals a taste of the ballet life. Arantxa Ochoa coaches students with the intensity of a ballet mistress. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev, courtesy PAB A group of young women in colorful ballet skirts waits quietly for Arantxa Ochoa to start. The director of The School of […]

The Latest: A Star Takes the Helm

Ángel Corella leads Pennsylvania Ballet.   PA Ballet in rehearsal. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev, Courtesy PA Ballet.   Ángel Corella, who recently began his first season as artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet, compares his approach to taking over the company to working with a new dance partner. “I’m going in with all my positive energy,” […]