Tag: ashley bouder

10 Times Our Fave Ballet Dancers Made Turning Actually Look Easy

At this point, you’d think we’d all be used to the level of technical absurdity Daniil Simkin achieves when he’s playing around in the studio. But then he did this: …and now we’re low-key appalled in the absolute best way. After we picked our jaws up from the floor, we were inspired to dig up […]

5 Things You Should Be Doing For Higher, Faster Jumps

Jumping might seem like something you’re either a natural at or that you’ll never master. “She’s a jumper,” you might hear someone say about another dancer with a beautiful grand jeté—and assume, in turn, that you’re not. But how high you leap—and how quickly and easily you do it—is actually a skill that you can […]

NYCB's Ashley Bouder Takes Home a Benois de la Danse Award

Hollywood may have the Oscars, but ballet has the Prix de Benois de la Danse. Held every spring at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theater, the prestigious international awards ceremony recognizes dancers, choreographers, composers and designers for their extraordinary work on and off the stage. This year’s laureates, chosen by a jury, were announced during an awards ceremony […]

Shout-Out to the Real Superheroes: #BallerinaMoms

In our eyes, being a dancer is remarkable. Add motherhood to the mix, and you’re practically a superhero. We salute all the incredible women who have two of the hardest—and most rewarding—jobs around. Here are just a few of our favorite #ballerinamom moments. (And don’t say we didn’t warn you: Prepare for full-on cute overload.) […]

How to Time Motherhood with a Ballet Career

I feel torn about taking time off from dance to have a child. I’m married and my biological clock is ticking. I just don’t know what age to take the leap for the health of the child. —Would-Be Mother, San Francisco, CA In addition to the baby’s health, there’s also your health to consider when […]