Audition Opportunities

Please send audition opportunities to lwingenroth@dancemedia.com. THE WROCŁAW OPERA BALLET are looking for new dancers – soloists, coryphées and corps de ballet artists – highly skilled in classical and contemporary dance for the 2017-2018 season. Applications in the form of CVs with attachments (photographs, films) will be accepted until 6 March 2017. Please send your application eitherMore »

Master the Convention Class

Whether you’re attending your first convention or your 20th, spending a weekend in a crowded ballroom with hundreds of other dancers can be equal parts exciting, intimidating and overwhelming. Conventions are a chance to learn new styles, take classes from top teachers and network with the people who may someday hire you. So how doMore »

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 are capable of more than ever in the way of turns, leaps and acrobatic feats. Nowhere is this more evident than at competitions, where it seems like the bar for virtuosity rises every year. Many peopleMore »

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 work they’ve thoroughly mastered—but then falls apart when trying to learn anything else. How can you avoid a similar fate? By approaching your competition prep strategically so it can enhance your training. Dance a character outsideMore »

What Your Partner Wishes You Knew

Six common mistakes he may not be telling you about Partnering training is one of the most nuanced parts of dance education. And yet, so much of it is entirely focused on male students. Beyond the basic principles—like holding your core and avoiding slippery leotards—young women often have little direction other than performing steps they already knowMore »

On Their Own Terms

Dancers take control by commissioning their own choreography. As a prominent New York City Ballet dancer, Wendy Whelan worked closely with leading choreographers who created original ballets inspired by her long lines and kinetic intelligence. The Kentucky-born ballerina loved the feeling of being “tapped into” as a source of inspiration. To ensure she could reliveMore »

Giving Back, Reaching Forward

Houston Ballet dancers raise funds for their community through a self-produced performance project. One day during spring break of this year, Houston Ballet principal Connor Walsh coached corps member Shu Kinouchi on the intricate steps of his newest work. Soloist Allison Miller rushed in with a sleek handmade zippered unitard. Lighting designer Lisa Pinkham poppedMore »

Why I Choreograph: Andrea Miller

Founder and artistic director of Gallim Dance I didn’t know what I was getting into when, at the ripe age of 11, I naively resolved to be the next Doris Humphrey. Even today I can’t truly grasp where choreography will take me. It probably all began with dancing, loving music, feeling ownership of a little somethingMore »

10 Minutes with Claudia Schreier

The emerging choreographer is making waves. Claudia Schreier has burst onto the ballet scene seemingly out of nowhere. She graduated from Harvard University with a passion for making ballets and, since winning the Breaking Glass Project in 2014, the freelance choreographer has been enjoying an accelerated and atypical career trajectory. She is the latest recipient of theMore »