October 2016


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  • Get Competitive

    Ask any director what they’re looking for in dancers, and more often than not they’ll say “versatility.” Case in ... More »

  • Performances Onstage this Month

    Trisha Times Ten SAN FRANCISCO In Trisha Brown’s 1975 piece Locus, performers move through the space of an imaginary ... More »

  • Glimpsing Greatness

    World Ballet Day LIVE returns for a third year. Seeing the world’s greatest ballet companies and comparing their styles ...

  • New Artistic Directors = New School Directors

    Ballet school heads have shifted in the wake of changing company leadership. The change in artistic directors at both ...

  • 10 Minutes With Lauren Lovette

    The NYCB principal tries her hand at choreography. Even back when she was in the corps at New York ...

  • The Accidental Choreographer

    Sam Pinkleton’s unconventional path to Broadway Sam Pinkleton has never danced in a Broadway musical. He’s never assisted a Broadway ...

  • On the Rise: Dylan Wald

    Though it was only his first season in the corps, Dylan Wald was chosen for a career-defining role last ...

  • Advice for Dancers: Are Injuries Unavoidable?

    How to deal with the challenges of dancing a varied repertoire—or the same show night after night I’m finding ...

  • Where Her Secret Lies

    Ebony Williams has long been a chameleon of the dance world—a trait that’s helped her launch the second chapter ...

  • What Makes a Principal?

    Artistic directors reveal how they decide who gets the top promotion. There is one question at the ballet that ...

  • Should Dancers Lift Weights?

    Don’t fall for these all-too-common strength-training myths.  During his dancing days, Jared Kaplan used to look down on strength ...

  • Guilty Pleasures

    Most dancers’ meals are filled with healthy food choices. But splurges are also part of a well-balanced diet—and life. Danny ...

  • Working Out With Stella Abrera

    In her first season as a principal at American Ballet Theatre, Stella Abrera experienced a kind of exhaustion she’d ...

  • Master the Convention Class

    Whether you’re attending your first convention or your 20th, spending a weekend in a crowded ballroom with hundreds of ...

  • Studying the Street

    More colleges are incorporating hip hop into their programs, and students are reaping the benefits. Street styles have long ...

  • Get Represented

    It took Taeler Cyrus three tries before she found the right agent. She was performing with Ailey II when ...

  • Can You Win Without Tricks?

    Many artists bemoan the emphasis on extreme technique at competitions. But do dancers need technical bravado to place? Dancers today ...

  • More Than A Solo

    Use your coaching sessions to improve your overall technique. So often, a great competition soloist sweeps the awards for an outstanding ...

  • Why I Dance: Sarah Lamb

    Principal dancer with The Royal Ballet Love is a struggle, and so is my love of dance. It is ...