18-Year-Old NYCB Apprentice Naomi Corti Talks About Her Big Break in Forsythe's Herman Schmerman

When audience members opened their programs at New York City Ballet’s revival of Herman Schmerman a few weeks ago, one name had everyone buzzing: Naomi Corti. Just an apprentice, she was dancing a featured role alongside principals and soloists in William Forsythe‘s challenging, go-for-broke choreography. How was this going to go down? Quite well, actually. […]

I Was Fired. Why?

After working till exhaustion apprenticing at my dance school’s company plus taking regular student classes, I (and a few others) received an email from the school director dismissing us without any explanation. I’ve tried to schedule a meeting with her but haven’t received a reply. Does this mean I’m not talented and should quit ballet? […]