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

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At English National Ballet, Gabriel Francesco Frola has been promoted to lead principal, Daniel McCormick to soloist, and Precious Adams, Julia Conway, Anjuli Hudson and Erik Woolhouse to junior soloist. Viviana Durante has been appointed […]

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

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures from the last month. Jakob Feyferlik has joined Dutch National Ballet as a principal. Carlos Acosta has been appointed to the Board of Governors of the Royal Ballet School. Julia Mayer has been appointed executive director at See Chicago Dance. Amy Seiwert has departed from her post […]

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 […]

What Does It Mean to Be a Ballet Company's "Scholar in Residence"?

A scholar of Russian literature and culture, Dr. Natalie Rouland works for the Kennan Institute, a DC think tank invested in building bridges between the United States and Russia. She also advises The Washington Ballet’s artistic director Julie Kent on staging classical ballets, serving as the company’s first scholar in residence. A native of Lexington, […]

The Ultimate Dressing Room Playlist, Curated by Nardia Boodoo

When it’s Nardia Boodoo’s turn to play her music in her dressing room at The Washington Ballet, it’s an event. “Everyone is like, ‘That’s such a cool song,’ and wants me to send it to them,” she says. “I feel like I have the better taste in my dressing room.” That’s partially because she mostly […]

5 Dancer-Approved Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

The post-holiday haze has faded, and now there’s no denying it: Winter is here. If your reaction to below-freezing temps is to burrow inside a cocoon of blankets, emerging only to retrieve your hot beverage or warm comfort food of choice—well, we’re right there with you. Here are five dishes perfect for banishing the cold […]

Dancers, Are You Making Any of These 8 Common Money Mistakes?

There’s an image that the Institute of Financial Wellness for the Arts likes to use during group presentations: a picture of someone with their head in the sand. The financial services company—launched by TheaterMania and OvationTix co-founder Darren Sussman and his brother Erik, a veteran of the financial services industry—finds that too many artists simply […]

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