Marcelino Sambé does a flying saut de chat in company class with The Royal Ballet. He smiles jubilantly and wears all black rehearsal wear.

Celebrate World Ballet Day’s 10th Anniversary on November 1!

It’s a big year for ballet lovers. On Wednesday, November 1, get ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Ballet Day! For the past decade, the annual event has given viewers an inside look at classes, rehearsals, and performance previews through livestreams from companies across the globe. This year’s celebration, hosted by The Royal Ballet, […]

Morris "Bboy Morris" Isby balances on one arm, his legs both extended to 2 o'clock while his head is at 8 o'clock. He wears a white t-shirt, grey sweats, and well worn black Converse. Many members of the crowd watching at the side of a wooden dance floor have expressions of shock and delight.

2023–24 Season Preview: The Shows at the Top of Our Must-See Lists

Unexpected collaborations, women-led ballets, superstar choreographers turning their talents to opera and musical theater, singular dancemakers wrestling with issues of labor, environmental justice, and more—here’s what our contributors are looking forward to most as the 2023–24 season gets underway.

male dancer jumping on stage

Wei Wang on Being the First Chinese Male Principal at San Francisco Ballet

Being at San Francisco Ballet for more than 10 years has shown me that classical ballet isn’t just a physical activity; it is a language, a way of expression, and it connects people. Being the first Asian male principal dancer in the company’s history has allowed me to bring my culture into my work.

female dancers performing with umbrellas

How to Use Props to Enhance Your Dancing, Not Hinder It

Dancing with a prop can be intimidating, and when the choreography is already complex, adding an object to the mix can feel, frankly, overwhelming. But with the right approach, props can be an exciting opportunity for growth in artistry, storytelling and performance technique.