Paris-based Tamil dancer and choreographer Usha Jey took the world by storm when her #HybridBharatham series went viral on social media. Featuring duets and trios in which dancers switch between hip hop and the Indian classical dance style bharatanatyam, the videos are set to tracks by rappers such as Lil Wayne, Jack Harlow and DaBaby.
2022 was a big year for Juan Tomás de la Molía: He presented his first solo work at Festival de Jerez, joined his first company, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, and won the biggest flamenco dance prize at the National Competition of Flamenco Art in Córdoba,
Few commercial dancers have had an impact as broad and sudden as Jordan Laza’s. In 2021, her profile skyrocketed after she performed Nicole Kirkland’s choreography to Chris Brown’s “Under the Influence” in a viral class video, moving with such authority as to make Brown, seated, appear a supporting act.
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.