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Ballet Theater’s Met Season, a Mix of Sparkling Moments and Familiar War Horses

In a magnificent malapropism, a woman of my acquaintance once described a man’s wife as “a lodestone ’round his neck.” And that’s what the Metropolitan Opera House is to American Ballet Theater: a draw that drags the company down.

The Met, New York’s biggest and fanciest lyric theater (3,800 seats), …

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Misty Copeland Is Named the First African-American Principal Dancer at ABT

Misty Copeland is having a very good year. The 32-year-old ballerina has just been announced as the American Ballet Theatre’s new female principal dancer, becoming the first African-American woman to hold that title in the company’s history. The news comes on the heels of her recent appointment as …

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Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Principal Ballerina at American Ballet Theater

First black woman promoted to principal dancer in company's 75-year history

The American Ballet Theater has promoted Misty Copeland to principal ballerina, making her the first black female principal ballerina in the company’s 75-year history.

Copeland, who has been with the company for 14 years and …

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The Place employs over 100 full time, part time and regular sessional staff. Job vacancies as they arise are listed in this section, and an …


True love... <3 Photo: Luciana Voltolini *Incastonata in uno specchio

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Misty Copeland Is Promoted to Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theater

Misty Copeland, whose openness about race in ballet helped to make her one of the most famous ballerinas in the United States, was promoted on Tuesday by American Ballet Theater, becoming the first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history.

Her promotion — after more …

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Adult Open Division


The Adult Open Division is designed for adult dancers of all ages and abilities. Whether a student has years of dance experience or wants to …


'Tatiana' ballet by John Neumeier

I'm excited to announce that I'll be joining American Ballet Theatre next season! I'll remain a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and will perform with both companies during the 2015-16 season. It's going to be a busy year! Congratulations to all the dancers promoted!

Young talent from 39 states and 8 countries are filling our studios for the next five weeks to train at Boston Ballet School's Summer Dance Program. There's nothing better than a summer full of ballet! Learn more about Summer Programs:

Congratulations to Misty Copeland, the first black principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre #inspirational

Katherine Grange of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

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Watch Ballet Phenom Misty Copeland Make Her Stunning, Historical Debut in 'Swan Lake'

Serving up fouettés and inspiration.

American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland has become an unstoppable force—she first made headlines for becoming ABT's first black soloist in 20 years, then for writing an arresting memoir about her struggles with racism in the ballet world, then for being …

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Lovely Bloch ponte shoes #ballet #pointe #bestofballet

Backbend en pointe by Rachel Neville Photography #ballerina

Youth Dance : Step into Dance @ Step LIVE! 2015

Youth Dance: Step into Dance @ Step LIVE! – 12 July, Sadler’s Wells London

Step into Dance end of year performance Step LIVE! 2015 is being held at


Little ballerina Elisabeth Beyer in pink by Gene Schiavone #likeadoll

Executive Assistant

We now have an opening for an Executive Assistant. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to provide high level executive support and …

Elena Vostrotina in Swan Lake #grandjete #odile #incrediblelines

Anastasia Matvienko by Gene Schiavone #tutu #pointeshoes

Yay it's Friday! Here's Damir Emric, Royal New Zealand Ballet Photo by Alejandro Gomez #jumpforjoy

Review: Shoreditch Youth Dance Company

Wonderful review: Shoreditch Youth Dance Company – 5th Year Anniversary Performance Platform by Nick Kyprianou

Richmix, London, Sunday 21 June 2015

An …



Introducing: the Flexibility Band, a heavy duty
resistance band designed especially for dancers.

The continuous loop allows for hands-free
stretching. …


Royal Ballet USA: Meaghan Grace Hinkis on returning home to New York as part of the Summer 2015 Tour

Royal Ballet dancers' photographs from New York © (Clockwise from top left) Leticia Stock, Yasmine Naghdi, Meaghan Grace Hinkis, Sander Blommaert, …

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