News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in September 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At American Ballet Theatre , Joo Won Ahn, Aran Bell, Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Calvin Royal III and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to principal, Gabe Stone Shayer to soloist. At Pennsylvania Ballet, Jack Thomas […]

Is Your Pre-Show Ritual Uninspired? Take A Cue From These 12 Pros

We know there are certain things dancers can do pre-show to help them perform at their best. (Like warming up, eating something energizing and maybe even taking a nap!) But pre-show routines are also highly individual, and involve artists preparing their heads for performance just as much as their bodies. That could mean anything from […]

Dance Magazine Award Honoree: Angel Corella

When Angel Corella took over as artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet in 2014, the company underwent a sea change. And while some in the ballet world were shocked by Corella’s vision to reinvigorate and redirect the company, longtime fans of his career shouldn’t have expected anything less. He was one of American Ballet Theatre’s youngest […]

Black Ballet History Organization MoBBallet Hosts Its First Symposium

MoBBallet, an organization founded by Dance Magazine contributing editor Theresa Ruth Howard in 2015 to preserve and promote the legacy of black dancers in ballet, hosts its first symposium October 11–13 at Pennsylvania Ballet. Offering separate courses for intermediate to pre-professional students, dance educators and the greater Philadelphia dance community, the pilot aims to foster […]

Ross Parkes (1940-2019) Brought Graham Technique to China

Notable dancer and beloved teacher, Ross Parkes, 79, passed away on August 5, 2019 in New York City. He was a founding faculty member at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan, where he taught from 1984 to 2006. Lin Hwai-min, artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theater, said: “He nurtured two generations of […]

What These 9 Stars Would Be Doing If They Weren't Dancers

It can be hard to imagine life without—or just after—dance. Perhaps that’s why we find it so fascinating to hear what our favorite dancers think they’d be doing if they weren’t performing for a living. We’ve been asking stars about the alternate career they’d like to try in our “Spotlight” Q&A series, and their answers—from […]

A Dietitian Weighs In On Three Dancers' Rehearsal-Day Diets

Finding the right balance of meals and snacks to get through a dancer’s day can take a lot of trial and error. To give you ideas, Dance Magazine asked three professional dancers to share the meals that kept them moving throughout one rehearsal day this season. Registered dietitian Emily Cook Harrison, who runs Nutrition for […]

12 Dance Stars Share the Worst Advice They Ever Received

Raise your hand if you’ve received bad advice from well-meaning friends or family (or strangers, tbh) who don’t know anything about what it really takes to be a dancer. *everyone raises hands* Sometimes it’s even dance insiders whose advice can send you down the wrong path. We’ve been asking pros about the worst advice they’ve […]

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