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.
When Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino founded Joffrey Ballet School in 1953, they did so with the conviction that dancers are at their strongest when they consider past, present and future as equally important entities. Frank Lee Merwin, the school’s executive director today, describes this philosophy as a “connection between innovating and moving forward and […]
Before I was ready for therapy, I had ballet. To be clear, dancing came with difficulty for me. But the experience—with the right teacher—was deeply healing. The thing that helped me start to unite my mind with my body was my teacher’s unique use of language, of words, matched with the movement. I had tried […]
New Yorkers use ClassPass to jump around between the trendiest (and often, most expensive) boutique fitness studios. But it’s a little-known secret that some of the city’s best dance studios are available through the monthly service, too. Plans range from $45-$135 a month, and allow you to take up to three classes a month at […]
What’s better than getting into the summer intensive of your dreams? Getting in with a scholarship, of course! Hundreds of dancers entered our Video of the Month contests over the past three months, vying for a chance to win a scholarship to one of the Joffrey Ballet School’s summer programs. We scoured so many videos, […]