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Should You Try a New Ballet Technique at Your Summer Intensive?

Before spending a summer at Los Angeles Ballet School, Lillian Glasscock had never learned a Balanchine variation. “The stylistic differences, like preparing for a pirouette with a straight back leg, were at first very challenging,” says Glasscock, 17. “But it soon got easier.” Los Angeles Ballet company members were in class daily, motivating and inspiring […]

Russian Season

What do Americans get out of training at Bolshoi Ballet Academy? Waiting in the wings during rehearsal for an end-of-term BBA performance. Photo by James Hill/Contact Press Images Moscow is at least eight times zones away from any city in the contiguous United States. The Russian language has a different alphabet. The floors are raked. […]