Is Your Water Bottle Safe?

posted Wednesday, Oct 01

Staying hydrated is essential for making it through a tough rehearsal. But what you're drinking out of is also important. If you've been sipping out of plastic disposable bottles, you may want to switch to a BPA-free Nalgene.


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Dancing Drones

posted Friday, Sep 26

We're still waiting for drones to deliver our Amazon Prime orders, but in the meantime...watching them dance is pretty cool, too. Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich and Verity Studios have teamed up to create Read More >


An Embarrassment of Ballet Riches

posted Thursday, Sep 25

The Bolshoi Ballet is all about making a big splash. So it's no surprise that just as bunheads everywhere have begun clearing their schedules on October 1 for the epic 20-hour World Ballet Day livestream, the Bolshoi's stealing a bi… Read More >


Wheeldon, Ratmansky and Whelan Team Up

posted Wednesday, Sep 24

On October 18, Wendy Whelan will give her last performance as a New York City Ballet principal. The occasion alone is enough to make this night easily top my list of must-see performances this fall. But it gets even better: It's been announced that Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon a… Read More >


Cole Haan and NYCB Team Up

posted Tuesday, Sep 23

Cole Haan


 A preview of Cole Haan's … Read More >


Walnut Hill and Ballet Austin Team Up

posted Friday, Sep 19

Walnut Hill School for the Arts is adding another partner to what seems to be a growing list—Ballet Austin. Michelle Martin, associate artistic director of Ballet Austin, will visit Walnut Hill in October to teach master classes, and the two organizations will work together to select a … Read More >


Goodbye, Carla Körbes

posted Thursday, Sep 18

It's just been announced that Pacific Northwest Ballet star Carla Körbes will retire at the end of this season. In a press release, the 33-year-old said she hopes to keep ballet in her life, exploring the art … Read More >


Feeling Stressed? Here's What Not to Eat

posted Wednesday, Sep 17

As fall seasons ramp up, so does your dance-related stress. And after a long day of perfecting choreography, finding nuances in your roles and meshing with new company members, it may be tempting to indulge in your favorite comfort foods. But eating high-fat meals after feeling stressed will only … Read More >


ABT Launches a YouTube Channel

posted Tuesday, Sep 16

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Dance & Fashion at FIT

posted Friday, Sep 12


Dancing fashionistas, take note: The Museum at FIT has a new exhibition, Dance &am… Read More >


These are Two of My Favorite Things

posted Thursday, Sep 11

Full disclosure: I am a huge fan of This American Life. So when I heard last year that host Ira Glass was collaborating with Monica Bill Barnes on a touring production called Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host, I w… Read More >


Score 5 Essential Nutrients with Pumpkin Seeds

posted Wednesday, Sep 10

Fall is nearly here, and while it seems like everyone may be buzzing about pumpkin-scented soaps and candles, dancers in particular have a reason to celebrate the season. It's time to roast pumpkin seeds, the perfectly portable, dance-bag-totable, extremely nutritious snack. Here's why:… Read More >


World Ballet Day Is Too Good to Be True

posted Tuesday, Sep 09



The Royal Ballet's Marianela Nunez and Federico Bonelli, who will be feat… Read More >


Inside Look at Sara Mearns' Life

posted Friday, Sep 05

Sara Mearns' career is the stuff dreams are made of: She's a principal at New York City Ballet, working on a piece with Broadway's Joshua Bergasse, doing fashion films with Ryan Heffington and now is featured in a short film by Ezra Hurwitz. "In a Day's Work" opens with a shot of a pretty balle… Read More >


Jennifer Homans: Traitor to Savior?

posted Thursday, Sep 04

When Jennifer Homans argued that ballet was dying in her epic 2010 ballet history book Apollo's Angels, she drew the ire of many in the dance world. But it looks like those pages weren't meant to be an obituary—they were a call to arms.


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Are Trans Fats Really Gone for Good?

posted Wednesday, Sep 03

Back in late 2013 the Food and Drug Administration announced plans to phase out partially hydrogenated vegetable oils from all foods. Nearly one year later, it may seem like these trans fats have … Read More >


The Joffrey is Training Marriott Employees

posted Tuesday, Sep 02

Can ballet basics boost a hotel chain's bottom line? The Marriott is hoping so. According to the Chicago Tribune, the company hired the Joffrey Ballet to shoot four short videos about the … Read More >


Fashion Friday: Dancewear by Dancers

posted Friday, Aug 29

Dancewear made by dancers for dancers seems to be everywhere right now. The latest two ballerinas to get in on the trend? Tiler Peck, who's created a leotard line for Body Wrappers/Angelo Luzio and Ashley Bouder who's just debuted Read More >


More Turnover PA Ballet

posted Thursday, Aug 28

There's been a lot of news pouring out of Pennsylvania Ballet for the past few months—and it just keeps on coming. In April, Roy Kaiser, who directed the company for 19 years, announced that he was stepping down. Two weeks later, executive director Michael Scolamiero said… Read More >

Dancer-Friendly Ingredient Swaps

posted Wednesday, Aug 27

Looking for a way to take your favorite recipes to the next level? Here are three easy ingredient swaps that can do your body a whole lot of good with just a small bit of effort. 


1. Swap out soy sauce for liquid aminos.
Why: Liquid aminos contain 16 o… Read More >