ABT corps dancer Melanie Hamrick will be taking a leave of absence from the company's spring season, but for the best reason possible: She's working on her own ballet. Her piece is set to premiere in March, and will feature music curated by Hamrick's longtime boyfriend, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger (cue the moves like Jagger puns).
New York City Ballet's Tiler Peck is pretty much unstoppable. In addition to her full schedule with NYCB, Peck has danced on Broadway, in a music video, and, she even has her own documentary in the works. What else could she possibly have left to accomplish in the ballet world? An appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," of course.