In the BalletX rehearsal studio, a converted warehouse with sky-high ceilings and equally lofty technique, Ashley Simpson is right at home. Through the precision and joy of her movement—newly made in the moment with choreographer Caili Quan—Simpson is exploring camaraderie with her fellow company members.
Cyrie Topete barely had time to move her tassel from right to left at her Juilliard graduation before bursting onto the professional scene. In July, the 2022 grad appeared in a dance film by Justin Peck for the running brand On. A month later, she was performing at Jacob’s Pillow as one of six new […]
When Léa Fleytoux, a corps dancer at American Ballet Theatre, performed Amour in Don Quixote in June, a jolt of electricity ran through the Metropolitan Opera House.
In 2019, Stina Quagebeur became an associate choreographer at English National Ballet, thrusting her creativity into the spotlight.
When Houston Ballet demi soloist Naazir Muhammad soared across the airspace in Balanchine’s “Diamonds” last season, the roar of the crowd nearly overwhelmed Tchaikovsky’s lush score. His pristine technique and sheer stage charisma took the performance-starved audience by surprise.
Tania Dimbelolo’s movement is a swirl of conflicting qualities, melding her contemporary dance and contortion backgrounds.
If Imani Sailers were a body of water she would be a bayou, where a river slows just enough for a diverse ecosystem to develop. With a movement quality as rich as it is smooth, youthful as it is sage, and technical as it is artistic, the rising Nashville Ballet dancer moves with an insouciant […]
Lilach Orenstein wants audiences to be in charge of how they experience her work, whether she’s livestreaming multiple perspectives or offering access points through different mediums, like text. It’s a sign of bravery and boldness, especially considering how deeply personal her work often is, exploring topics like sexual assault and her childhood in Israel. This […]