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Inside the New York City Ballet's Costume Shop

The New York City Ballet kicked off its fall season last night with a gala that was almost as much about fashion as dance. Like with all of its fall premieres, the company debuted new choreographed pieces, each costumed by internationally renowned designers. This year, creations by Thom Browne, …


Does Ballet Have a Color?

Photo by Rachel Neville

Panel after panel convenes to ask why there are not more dancers of color in ballet. My heart sinks every time. Where is Dance Theatre of Harlem in this conversation? It is so odd to feel like an outsider on an issue that touched my life so profoundly and was at least a part …

Performing Arts

Love this photo! Does anyone know who this dancer is? #whoisballerina

Anastasia Matvienko in Anna Karenina, The Mariinsky Ballet #ballerina

'On the Edge'. Soon in London

#legwarmers #pointes #ballet

Eka Surmava, Shorena Khaindrava, Vera Kikabidze #dancecollective

Natascha Kusch rehearsing Giselle - The Australian Ballet Photography by Lynette Wills


Gigi Crouch, Pacific Northwest Ballet © Lindsay Thomas #enpointe #purpleleotard #ballerina

#balletschool #buddingballerinas

"Giselle" - National Dance Company of Mexico - Photographer Carlos Quezada #pointeperspective

Verónica Hernández by fabulous dance photographer Rachel Neville #blueballerina #enpointe

Shooting Ballet for the Big Screen with the Canon EOS C300

In his new documentary A Ballerina's Tale, which will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, director Nelson George follows classical …


Fabulous Candy Tong, photo by Little Shao #enpointe #arch #ballerina

In rehearsal with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet School #onstage

Paris Opera Ballet sujet Heloise Bourdon rehearsing Swan Lake #ballerina Photo © Elena Bauer

Ballerina in red, Oksana Maslova © Vikki Sloviter #enpointe #redleotard #ballerina

This dance could save your life; The National Ballet of Canada takes on world's best in Toronto

The brightest young ballet stars from across the globe are gathering in Toronto this week to compete for the Erik Bruhn Prize in a one-night-only …

News (Canada)

Mad Skillz!

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Plans to Close

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet seemed like the dance company that had it all: a wealthy benefactor, generous contracts and benefits for its dancers, and a snazzy Chelsea home.

But on Friday company officials announced that the troupe would shut down.

“We are sad to announce the closing of Cedar Lake …


Beautiful Stephanie Williams by Karolina Kuras #ballet

In the rain - Tatiana Melendez, Photo © Chris Reilly

Maria Kochetkova and Julien David



One of the world’s most famous ballets, “Swan Lake,” will go before Turkish art lovers with a unique …


‘No bums sticking out’: ballet rehearsals with Hofesh Shechter

Spring 2014

The first we hear about Hofesh Shechter making a work for us is in a company meeting with Kevin O’Hare, director of the Royal Ballet. He talks us through the repertoire for 2014/15 and mentions “a new Shechter”. Everyone is super excited straightaway. It’s amazing to have an opportunity …

Performing Arts

Balancing Ballet and Motherhood With Grace

Performing as a prima ballerina in one of the country’s best ballet companies can be grueling, but for at least three dancers from the San Francisco …

Performing Arts