Tag: les ballets trockadero de monte carlo

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.

Inside Former Trocks Dancer Sabrina Pretto’s Year of Transitions

Taking center stage in Sleeping Beauty‘s “Canary Variation,” Sabrina Pretto dazzled in her pale yellow leotard and skirt, her footwork quick, arms expressive, and face broken into a wide, genuine smile. Dancing with Sheep Meadow Dance Theatre, a New York City–based troupe helmed by choreographer Billy Blanken, this was Pretto’s first time back onstage since […]

Chase Johnsey Spills About Performing a Woman's Role With English National Ballet

Back in January, Chase Johnsey grabbed headlines when he resigned from Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, where his performances had garnered critical acclaim for over a decade, alleging a culture of harassment and discrimination. (An independent investigation launched by the company did not substantiate any legal claims.) Johnsey, who identifies as genderqueer, later told […]

Updated: Chase Johnsey Talks About Those Allegations Against the Trocks

Update: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has released the following statement: “Following Chase Johnsey’s claims of harassment and discrimination by the management of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, and his subsequent resignation, the Board engaged an independent investigator to review these claims, including interviewing 24 witnesses that included current and former company members. […]

Trocks Dancer Resigns, Accuses Company of Discrimination and Harassment

When a young dancer with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo named Chase Johnsey was chosen as one of our “25 to Watch” ten years ago, Dance Magazine contributor Joseph Carman wrote, “Chase Johnsey (aka Yakatarina Verbosovitch and her danseur alter-ego Roland Daulin) uses his brilliant technique and delicate quality to blur gender lines to […]

The Trocks Are Reaching LGBTQIA Youth & Elders Through Dance

Over the last 40 years, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has become known for farcical versions of classical ballets, with the majority of the all-male company donning full drag, including hair, makeup, tutus and pointe shoes. But recently, the Trocks have found new purpose in an educational outreach program the company piloted this summer […]