It may be winter, but there are plenty of premieres sizzling in the wings. Here are four shows we have on our radar this month.
Amiruddin Shah has had to overcome more than most dancers to get to where he is today. The new 20-year-old corps member with Miami City Ballet grew up in Mumbai as the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. They all worked from an early age, cleaning tables and dishes in hotels, and selling pickled mango […]
Edward Villella in many ways epitomized the American ballet dancer of the mid-20th century in his years with New York City Ballet. Born October 1, 1936, in New York City, he began training at School of American Ballet at age 10, and, after stepping away from ballet to earn his degree at New York State […]
While “subject to change” is a given these days, here’s what we’re most excited to catch if all goes as planned during the 2021–22 season. Who Was It For? Clarissa Dyas RJ Muna, Courtesy Joe Goode Performance Group Are you ready to revisit the Summer of Love? With Time of Change, the Joe Goode Performance […]
Andrei Chagas has taken many leaps of faith in his career. His latest has him landing back where it all started: After making his Broadway debut in the revival of Carousel and playing a Shark in the upcoming West Side Story film remake, he’s now returning to Miami City Ballet as a corps de ballet […]
During the height of the pandemic, New York City-based director and photographer Megan L.C. McNally teamed up with New York City Ballet corps member Gilbert Bolden III to create a COVID-safe project. With Bolden serving as choreographer and a dancer, the film brought together dancers from NYCB (Laine Habony, Mira Nadon, Spartak Hoxha and Kennard […]
Starting a new job in any industry right now is intimidating. But in dance, where government restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis have made traditional classes, rehearsals and performances difficult if not impossible, it’s particularly challenging. Many dancers transitioning into new companies this season have not had the start they were expecting. Hannah Fischer is […]
“I don’t do well with free time,” admits Eric Trope. So when Miami City Ballet pulled the plug on its season this spring, the corps member immediately started looking for something else to get involved in. Two friends, Kristin Guerin and Jessica Gutierrez, had just started a program they’d seen in other cities where those […]