March 2016


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  • Inside DM

    Bare It All Dance is a naked career. Not just because you have to spend your days practically (and ... More »

  • Performances Onstage This Month

    Caribou in Carolina NC tour A Canadian who lives in North Carolina, choreographer-on-the-rise Helen Simoneau is using her newest ...

  • A New Bolshoi?

    Makhar Vaziev takes leadership at the ballet. Another director has entered into the Bolshoi Ballet’s tangled politics. Two and ...

  • Flamenco Evolves

    A national festival features form-changing artists. The 13th annual U.S. Flamenco Festival will visit seven cities, February 27 through ...

  • The 2015 Dance Magazine Awards

    The Dance Magazine Awards in December brought together dance stars to celebrate five honorees: Karen Kain, Soledad Barrio, David ...

  • Why Mats Ek is Retiring—and Taking his Ballets With Him

    Since the 1970s, Swedish choreographer Mats Ek has brought his instantly recognizable brand of modern expressionism, with its deep ...

  • On the Rise: Maria Baranova

    As a long-limbed powerhouse, yet soulful soubrette, Maria Baranova defies “type.” At 16, she signed her first contract with ...

  • Advice for Dancers: Going Nowhere Fast

    What to do if you’re in a dead-end dance job, plus tips for juggling finances as a freelancer I’m a fifth-year ...

  • Freelance Stars

    What it takes to piece together a project-to-project life On a Saturday in October, Omagbitse Omagbemi performed in Jon ...

  • Top Artists Confess Their Guiltiest Pleasures

    Dance studios and world-renowned theaters are sometimes characterized as “ivory towers,” where serious artists do serious work, far away ... More »

  • A Dancer’s Director

    Johan Kobborg has transformed the National Ballet of Romania. Johan Kobborg was in Bucharest staging La Sylphide for the ...

  • Get the Look: Bright Details at Miami City Ballet

    First, you see the eye-catching red of Zoe Zien’s tank top. Then you notice the thin horizontal stripes running ...

  • Too Sore to Move?

    Conquer post-rehearsal muscle aches. Heidi Green easily remembers the sorest day of her life. While working as a physical therapist ...

  • Working Out With Kimberly Van Woesik

    The Ballet Hispanico dancer teaches one of NYC’s trendiest fitness classes. Kimberly Van Woesik used to be a dedicated ...

  • Truth or Trend?

    New nutrition buzzwords seem to crop up every week. How can you decide what’s helpful, what’s bogus and what ... More »

  • Getting Into Character

    As a student at The Rock School for Dance Education in Philadelphia, American Ballet Theatre soloist Christine Shevchenko’s first ...

  • Beyond College Walls

    Why you should pursue dance projects outside of school College dance programs offer places to train, perform and establish relationships ...

  • Final Bow

    Embrace the last step of your career. For a BalletMet performance in April 2014, Carrie West danced principal roles ...

  • The Glamorous Life

    Les Child puts fashion in motion. One morning in 2011, London-based choreographer Leslie John Bryant, known professionally as Les ...

  • Why I Dance: Kara Wilkes

    Dancer with Alonzo King LINES Ballet A mentor of mine once described dance as a rather self-centered profession: We ...