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 »

Get Your Hamilton Fix Tonight On PBS

You may have heard of a little musical called Hamilton. The show, which tells the story of one of our nation’s founding fathers through hip hop, has captured the public’s attention in a way we haven’t seen a musical do in recent times, and Andy Blankenbuehler‘s choreography is nothing short of revolutionary. But the tickets are notoriously hardMore »

Yvette Chauviré, Paris Opéra Ballet Star, Dies at 99

Yesterday, the Paris Opéra announced the death of Yvette Chauviré, a dazzling star of its ballet company in the 1940s through the 1960s. She was 99. Throughout her long career at the Paris Opéra Ballet, she was heralded as a muse of then director Serge Lifar, and his neoclassical Suite en Blanc was one of several works created onMore »

Lots of Our Faves Won Bessies Last Night

“I love awards,” declared the inimitable Judith Jamison last night at the Bessies. “But then I’ve had a lot of practice.” Presenting alongside Amar Ramasar—who couldn’t help giggling at her—Jamison lit up the entire theater with her enthusiasm. Awards are always great when they’re going to the people you love and admire most. And last night’s NewMore »

Bigonzetti Steps Down at La Scala

“We have nothing personal against [Mauro] Bigonzetti, but we believe that it would be suitable to appoint a person who has more classical background.” These foreboding words are part of a statement given to a reporter for Italian newspaper La Republicca by La Scala dancers, back in January when it was announced that Mauro Bigonzetti wouldMore »

Check Out the New Wendy Whelan Movie

The film world is teeming with fantastic dancer documentaries right now.  Of course, there was Misty Copeland’s much talked-about film, A Ballerina’s Tale, released last year. Sergei Polunin’s Dancer just came out last month. A fascinating biopic of Ohad Naharin, appropriately titled Mr. Gaga, should be on every dancer’s must-see list this February. The latest dancer documentary is Restless Creature, about WendyMore »

Apply to Show Your Choreography at Jacob’s Pillow

It may only be fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to set your choreographic sights on summertime. If you’ve ever dreamed of presenting your work at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, now’s the time to submit your materials. Applications for their annual Inside/Out performance series are currently open through October 31. Aside from the undeniable cachet of showingMore »

Your All-Day Backstage Pass to Lincoln Center

Are you already feeling post-World Ballet Day blues? Never fear! Your next all-day online binge watch is just two days away. This Friday, Lincoln Center will host a livestream on its Facebook page from 8:30 am EST to “curtain down” Friday night. All 11 of the performing arts organizations that make up Lincoln Center will participate. Livestreams are becoming an increasinglyMore »

Westward Ho: Is California Raiding NYC for Its Dance Professors?

Maybe I’m paranoid, but it seems like the California universities are stealing our East Cost treasures. Okay, maybe I’m overreacting—it’s only a stampede of three. Lar Lubovitch, a 2016 Dance Magazine Awardee, has been offered a spot on the faculty of UC Irvine. Besides being an internationally award-winning choreographer, Lubovitch has had a profound effect on danceMore »

Need Advice? Hire an ABT Dancer to Be Your Mentor

Many dancers today are no longer content just being artists. More and more are flexing their entrepreneurial skills, starting their own businesses while still dancing full-time. The latest dancer-run enterprise comes from group of American Ballet Theatre dancers. Current soloists Sarah Lane and Craig Salstein along with former members Luis Ribagorda and Eric Tamm are launching a new site this week called Ballet Mentor, an online mentorshipMore »