Tag: grand rapids ballet

A colorful collage of the 2022 "25 to Watch" artists in the studio and in performance.

Introducing Our 2022 “25 to Watch”

What’s next? Our annual list of dancers, choreographers and companies on the verge of breaking through offers several answers to the question of where our field is headed. We’re betting we’ll be seeing—and hearing—more from these 25 artists not just this year, but for many more to come.

3 Performance Streams You Won't Want to Miss This Month

Looking to break up your latest Netflix binge with some great dance? We’ve got you covered. Here are three performances we’ve bookmarked for at-home viewing. Beacon of Hope Hope Boykin Jerry Metellus, Courtesy Annenberg A year after her final onstage appearance with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hope Boykin is only ramping up. This month, […]

What The World Needs Now Is Dance

“I’m sorry, but I just can’t possibly give you the amount of money you’re asking for.” My heart sinks at my director’s final response to my salary proposal. She insists it’s not me or my work, there is just no money in the budget. My disappointment grows when handed the calendar for Grand Rapids Ballet’s […]

Patricia Barker Responds to All Those Royal New Zealand Ballet Rumors

The past few months have brought on a media storm surrounding accusations about the culture and employment practices at the Royal New Zealand Ballet. But it turns out, much of the reported information doesn’t tell the whole story. Caught up in the rumors has been newly hired artistic director Patricia Barker. The former Pacific Northwest […]