two male dancers and one female on stage extending their leg a la seconde

What to Consider Before Auditioning for a Potential Employer

There are a lot of decisions to make during audition season—and many factors to consider about each potential job beyond whether the dance style is a good fit. Even if you’re sure a choreographer or company is perfect for you, it’s smart to do some additional research before the audition. Going in prepared can help you land on your feet.

a male dancer wearing a sheet unitard stretching the arm band up over his head

Boston Ballet Principal John Lam Shares the Challenges He’s Overcome in His 20-Year Career

My dance journey has been inspired by countless performances and artists, each providing a unique perspective. But all roads, no matter how beautiful, are fraught with challenges, and I faced two great ones throughout my career. The first was my recovery from a torn ACL during a performance—an ordeal that challenged me physically and mentally long after my surgery and rehab.

A dancer costumed in bright yellow steps into a wide stance, legs crossed. Her arms are raised at the elbows, hair flying up as she begins to turn. In the foreground, a couple of dancers stride around her. Upstage are musicians.

A Sizzling Summer: The Shows to Catch as Festival Season Hits Its Stride

Summer festival season is underway, boasting a staggering number of must-see performances. Here are a handful of highlights, along with a pair of July premieres happening outside any festival umbrella. American Dance Festival DURHAM, NC  The modern dance festival’s 90th-anniversary season blazes on through July 22, with 32 performances featuring 13 festival commissions, 9 premieres, […]

Chyrstyn Fentroy poses in tendu effacé devant, standing leg in plié. Her gaze is downturned as her épaulement shifts her torso over her working leg, downstage arm extending elegant and long beside her. She wears a pale purple classical tutu over tights and pointe shoes that match her skin tone.

Boston Ballet Principal Chyrstyn Fentroy Steps Into Her Power

Ballet didn’t take center stage for Boston Ballet principal Chyrstyn Fentroy until she was 18. Her late start, and the tenacity that helped her overcome it, would lead to an illustrious career with Dance Theatre of Harlem and Boston Ballet. With her crisp, clear-as-a-bell technique, radiant stage presence and spellbinding command of an audience, Fentroy’s uncertain beginning is difficult to imagine now.