At Last, David Hallberg Is Back at ABT

2017 has started off with some fantastic news: David Hallberg is coming back to dance in the U.S. American Ballet Theatre announced yesterday that he’ll be dancing with the company during its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. Hallberg, 34, hasn’t performed with ABT since June 2014—and fans (including us) have been missing his princely presence ever since. For two andMore »

David Hallberg on CBS: An uplifting end to a year of dance in the mainstream

It’s been a big year for dance in the mainstream media. Around this time in 2010, NYCB ballerina Jenifer Ringer was eloquently defending herself on The Today Show, responding to Alastair Macaulay’s claim that she “looked as if she’d eaten one sugar plum too many.” This unfolded against the backdrop of Black Swan, which hadMore »

We Totally Nailed These Past “25 to Watch” Picks

It’s January, and that means one thing here at Dance Magazine: It’s “25 to Watch” time. Back in January 2001, we started the tradition of highlighting 25 up-and-coming dancers, choreographers, companies and trends who, in our humble opinion, were on the brink of making major waves. This was my first year being in the room where itMore »

What Julie Kent’s Washington Ballet Looks Like

As she was stepping into her new role as artistic director of The Washington Ballet this July, ballet icon Julie Kent made a natural fit for the cover of our first-ever Feminist Issue. At the time, she was still just starting to get her feet wet. Writer Marina Harss’ profile of Kent covered some of her dreams for the troupe, likeMore »

“I Hate Dancing”—And We Love This Video

“I hate dancing more than I can possibly explain,” declares the unmistakable voice of British actor and comedian Stephen Fry. It’s not the most reassuring statement to hear at the beginning of a dance video. Yet Jo Roy, a Los Angeles-based dancer-choreographer-director, has taken Fry’s rant (from what Fry calls a “podgram,” better known as a podcast,More »

2016 Scholarship Guide

Compiled by Caitlin Dutton and Lauren Renck No matter where you are in your training or what your dance goals are, chances are there’s a scholarship out there for you. Search this guide for thousands of merit- and need-based awards from studios, schools and companies; competitions/conventions; higher education institutions; and foundations and other dance organizationsMore »