Best of 2018: DM Contributors Share Their Favorite Dance Moments of the Year

Dance Magazine editors and writers chose their favorite dance happenings of the year. Here are the moves, moments and makers that grabbed us: Most Heartbreaking History Lesson: THEM Ishmael Houston-Jones (left) and dancers in THEM. Photo by Rachel Papo, courtesy Blake Zidell & Associates Originally performed in 1986 at the height of the AIDS epidemic, THEM […]

ABT Is Getting Serious About Female Choreographers

American Ballet Theatre is putting more women in charge of its ballets. Today, artistic director Kevin McKenzie announced that the company is launching a multi-year initiative called the ABT Women’s Movement. ABT will hire at least three female choreographers each season. The idea is that, in general, one woman will create a new ballet for […]

Lauren Lovette Isn't Afraid To Send Shock Waves Through The Ballet World

Not all ballet dancers cling to their youth. At 26, Lauren Lovette, the New York City Ballet principal, has surpassed the quarter-century mark. And she’s relieved. “I’ve never felt young,” she says. “I can’t wait until I’m 30. Every woman I’ve ever talked to says that at 30 you just don’t care. You’re free. Maybe […]

10 Pros Show Us How to Prioritize Self Care

Living the #dancerlife is no easy feat. Between daily technique classes, late night rehearsals and numerous side gigs to get the bills paid, dancers often don’t prioritize self care. It may seem like the least important item on your never-ending to-do list, but it’s vital to make time for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. […]

NYCB is Honoring Robbins—And Commissioning an SAB Student

Imagine being a student at the School of American Ballet, looking up to the dancers at New York City Ballet and hoping to one day join their ranks. Then imagine teaching your choreography to those dancers, and watching them perform it at the company’s fall fashion gala. SAB student Gianna Reisen will have this surreal […]

10 Minutes With Lauren Lovette

The NYCB principal tries her hand at choreography. Even back when she was in the corps at New York City Ballet, you couldn’t miss Lauren Lovette. With her vivacious eyes, delicate pointework and engaging manner, she had a way of pulling the audience into her world. Stories seem to pour out of her, whether she’s […]

Big, Bad Habits

Part of dance’s beauty is that its perfection is elusive. At the same time, this can be one of the most frustrating things about the form. Whether you’ve been cursed with tight muscles or have picked up a distracting habit, fixing your technical hang-ups can feel like a never-ending battle. But the truth is, all […]

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