10 Pros Show Us How to Prioritize Self Care

Living the #dancerlife is no easy feat. Between daily technique classes, late night rehearsals and numerous side gigs to get the bills paid, dancers often don’t prioritize self care. It may seem like the least important item on your never-ending to-do list, but it’s vital to make time for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. […]

What It's Like to Be Christopher Wheeldon's Right Hand Man

While still in the corps of New York City Ballet, Jason Fowler was drawn to the role of répétiteur. “Ballet mistress Rosemary Dunleavy was my rock in the company,” he says. Fowler loved the process: learning steps quickly and absorbing the choreographer’s intentions. He knew early on he wanted to nurture dancers through the rehearsal […]

Livestream Alert: Watch Ballet West, The Sarasota Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet Take Class Together

This weekend, Ballet West is launching the first-ever National Choreographic Festival, bringing together companies from across the country to perform world premieres and recently acquired rep. Can’t make it to Salt Lake City? Don’t fret. We’re hooking you up with a livestream, where you can watch dancers from Ballet West, Sarasota Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet […]

A Sundance for Dance? Ballet West's National Choreographic Festival

A breath of fresh choreographic air is coming to Salt Lake City. Ballet West artistic director Adam Sklute has invited companies from across the country to join Ballet West for the first annual National Choreographic Festival, May 19–20 and 26–27. Over the course of two weekends and two different programs, premieres and recently acquired repertory […]

What Makes a Principal?

Artistic directors reveal how they decide who gets the top promotion. Isabella Boylston was promoted to principal at ABT in 2014. Photo by Gene Schiavone, Courtesy ABT There is one question at the ballet that might provoke more curiosity than any other: Who will be promoted to the rank of principal dancer? The answer is […]

Pennsylvania Ballet Loses More Than a Third of Its Dancers

Photo by Jim Lafferty Angel Corella is making major moves at Pennsylvania Ballet: The Philadelphia Inquirer reported last night that of the company’s 43 dancers, 12 did not have their contracts renewed for next season, and five have decided to leave. It’s no surprise that Corella is making some changes to the roster (this is the first season he’s […]

Performances Onstage This Month

Caribou in Carolina Helen Simoneau Danse. Photo by Charles Zovko, courtesy In The Lights PR. NC tour A Canadian who lives in North Carolina, choreographer-on-the-rise Helen Simoneau is using her newest evening-length work, Caribou, to take a closer look at heritage, assimilation and identity. She studies these ideas through the iconic caribou—an enormously antlered animal […]

Three Viral Dance Moments Taking the Internet by Storm

The past two weeks have been a magical time on the internet, with dance taking center stage. These three viral moments garnered millions of collective views and brought ballet, tap and hip hop to many a smartphone screen. 1. Pennsylvania Ballet tackles a rude football fan.  No one needs to tell us that ballet is a fierce art. […]

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