What Makes Balanchine's Jewels So Timeless

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 […]

Just in Time for That Holiday Party: Violette Verdy's Pâté Recipe

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 […]