May 2016


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  • Inside DM

    The Principal Misty Copeland is a superhero. That’s no exaggeration: At our cover shoot, her manager’s assistant was sorting ... More »

  • What Dancers Are Capable Of

    Dance Magazine is the magazine I grew up reading. It influenced me to be the dancer I am today. So being asked ... More »

  • A New Twist for “SYTYCD”

    SYTYCD is focusing on young contestants for Season 13. It’s been more than 10 years since “So You Think You ...

  • Performances Onstage This Month

    A 21st-Century Swan Lake UK TOUR World Ballet Day LIVE in October gave us a glimpse of the promising ...

  • Au Revoir, Millepied

    What’s next for the Paris Opéra Ballet? In the end, the revolution Benjamin Millepied sought to bring to the ...

  • Off-Off-Off Broadway

    Theater bigwigs find space to play at regional houses. Ask anybody where the action is when it comes to American ...

  • Frozen Is Heading to Broadway

    From The Lion King to Aladdin, Disney has had a lot of Broadway success. It was only a matter ...

  • 10 Minutes With Mia Michaels

    The contemporary queen is taking on the most famous kickline in the world. When you’ve launched your own company, ...

  • On the Rise: Joseph Gordon

    With his aristocratic line, unforced assurance and charming presence, Joseph Gordon stands out among New York City Ballet’s corps men. ...

  • Advice for Dancers: Family Matters

    It’s been difficult to stay motivated to dance since my grandmother was hospitalized across the country. I used to give 110 ...

  • Being Misty

    It’s not difficult to see why filmmakers would want to create a biopic of Misty Copeland’s story.  The plot ...

  • “Lose Weight or Lose Your Job!”

    When American Ballet Theatre staff told Misty Copeland that she needed to lose weight—or rather, that she needed “lengthening”—during ... More »

  • The Best of Both Worlds

    PNB’s Angelica Generosa juggles corps life and principal potential. Angelica Generosa strikes all the right balances. She’s ambitious, but ...

  • Swapping Stages

    How dancers are transitioning from pointe shoes to character shoes In Broadway’s An American in Paris, Allison Walsh whirls through ...

  • Be Your Own Business

    Networking, budgeting and strategically aiming for your goals is an art form in itself. If you see yourself as ...

  • From the Big Top to Broadway

    Does Cirque du Soleil have what it takes to tackle the Great White Way? Photos by Jim Lafferty It’s ... More »

  • Lift Smarter

    During dress rehearsal for a restaged version of The Firebird, it happened again: I felt three of my vertebrae ...

  • Beyond Basics at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

    Principal Amanda Cochrane understands the art of layering. At the beginning of company class, her long, graceful sweater draped over loose ...

  • The Sleep Conundrum

    During a particularly heavy rehearsal season, sleep is more crucial than ever so your body can recover. But unfortunately, ...

  • Home Cooking on the Road

    As fun as it can be to taste the local cuisine when you’re on tour, fueling your body for ...

  • Working Out With Michele Wiles

    The entrepreneurial dancer relies on floor barre/massage guru Marjorie Liebert When Michele Wiles created BalletNext in 2011, she invited ...

  • A Blessing and a Curse

    Every anatomical gift comes with a downside. Here’s how to strengthen your body so you can dance to your ... More »

  • Dance to Give Back

    College programs dive into outreach. College is a time to explore not only your own dance journey, but how ...

  • Career-Making Connections

    How to make the most of your mentor When Attila Joey Csiki returned to New York after seven years ...

  • Staying Put

    Kristen Foote still relishes the Limón repertory after 15 years. When Kristen Foote first ventured into José Limón territory ...

  • Why I Choreograph: Joshua Bergasse

    It might seem like I was born to be a choreographer: My mom gave me my first pair of ...