News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in December 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month (plus a few from the first week of 2021). Comings & Goings Helgi Tomasson Erik Tomasson, Courtesy Resnicow and Associates Helgi Tomasson will conclude his tenure as San Francisco Ballet’s artistic director and principal choreographer by […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in July 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures from the last month. Jakob Feyferlik has joined Dutch National Ballet as a principal. Carlos Acosta has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Royal Ballet School. Julia Mayer has been appointed executive director at See Chicago Dance. Amy Seiwert has departed from her post […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in March 2020

With COVID-19 dominating headlines, good news has a way of slipping under the radar. But despite the uncertainty, companies and artists are still looking to the future and making moves. Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At Boston Ballet, Tigran Mkrtchyan […]

Is Your Pre-Show Ritual Uninspired? Take A Cue From These 12 Pros

We know there are certain things dancers can do pre-show to help them perform at their best. (Like warming up, eating something energizing and maybe even taking a nap!) But pre-show routines are also highly individual, and involve artists preparing their heads for performance just as much as their bodies. That could mean anything from […]

What These 9 Stars Would Be Doing If They Weren't Dancers

It can be hard to imagine life without—or just after—dance. Perhaps that’s why we find it so fascinating to hear what our favorite dancers think they’d be doing if they weren’t performing for a living. We’ve been asking stars about the alternate career they’d like to try in our “Spotlight” Q&A series, and their answers—from […]

Do Company Ranking Systems Help or Hinder Dancers?

Over eight years, Sasha Mukhamedov rose through Dutch National Ballet to become a principal dancer in 2016. Of its ranks—aspirant, élève, corps de ballet, coryphée, grand sujet, soloist and principal—she skipped élève and grand sujet along the way. “In having these levels, if you feel you’ve done well and your director is happy and promotes […]

10 Ballets For When You'd Rather Watch Your Literature

When American Ballet Theatre announced yesterday that it would be adding Jane Eyre to its stable of narrative full-lengths, the English nerds in the DM offices (read: most of us) got pretty excited. Cathy Marston’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel was created for England’s Northern Ballet in 2016, and, based on the clips that […]

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