In the August 1953 issue of Dance Magazine, photographer Bob Willoughby documented the young dancers of Eva Lorraine’s First Children’s Ballet of California preparing for a performance—including this 7-year-old star in the making.
A long time ago, I was a teenager, just hired as a member of the corps with New York City Ballet. I found myself standing in B-plus at the very back corner of the State Theater stage, clutching the hand of fellow teenage corps member Shawn Stevens. Though the expansive stage was filled with dozens […]
The Dance Magazine archives are a bonafide treasure trove of dance goodies. Earlier this year, I came across one of my all-time favorite articles from years past: A December 1960 story on Violette Verdy‘s pâté recipe. This odd and lovely little article about Balanchine’s vivacious French muse was written by Radford Bascome. It was the […]