Tag: dancer retirement

Say Goodbye as Your Favorite Dancers Take Their Final Bows

We all know dance careers are temporary. But this season, it feels like we’re saying goodbye to more stars than usual. Many have turned to social media to share their last curtain calls, thoughts on what it feels like to say farewell to performing, and insights into the ways that dancing has made them who […]

5 Reasons We'll Miss NYCB Principal Rebecca Krohn

This Saturday night, New York City Ballet principal Rebecca Krohn is performing for the last time, in Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto. After 19 years at the company, she’s transitioning into a ballet master role. As she told Playbill, she’s incredibly grateful for the coaching she’s received during her career, and now she wants to give […]

What Does It Actually Feel Like to Stop Dancing?

Who are you when you no longer do what you’ve been doing for years? It is the big question facing anyone who retires. For top ballet dancers, however, the situation is more extreme. They start young, grow up in a rarified atmosphere, mostly see only each other, and become more and more removed from ordinary […]