An Unlikely Prince

Edward Watson doesn’t fit the traditional British dance profiles. Yet he’s become a paragon of today’s Royal Ballet. Pale, intense and writhing in black slime, The Royal Ballet’s Edward Watson made an indelible impression on Americans on his 2013 tour. The Londoner’s extraordinary performance as the hapless insect-man in Arthur Pita’s ballet version of Kafka’sMore »

The Way Back Home

Seven years later, Noelani Pantastico returns to PNB. When Noelani Pantastico saw Pacific Northwest Ballet at Jacob’s Pillow in 2014, during her summer break from Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, the former PNB principal realized that she had more career options than she thought. After seven years in Europe, the Hawaii native was ready for a change. ButMore »

Why I Dance: Karina González

Principal dancer with Houston Ballet I have always believed that things happen because it is written somewhere. Call it God, or destiny, but I think dance found me. I grew up in Caracas, Venezuela, and was 7 years old when my mother was asking people in the street for directions to folk-dancing classes for myMore »

Why I Dance: Dores André

Principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet The search for friendship was what first brought me to ballet. When I was young, my extracurricular activities were piano and swimming. I loved them both, but they each felt lonely in their own way—piano for its solo performance and swimming for its silence. So when the opportunity arose,More »

A Longtime Dream Realized

Jeremy McQueen found an unexpected path to the Met stage. For some dancers, the ultimate goal isn’t necessarily performing with a particular company, but on a certain stage. “I always wanted to dance at Lincoln Center,” says Jeremy McQueen. “As a kid, I would record ‘Live from Lincoln Center’ and ‘Great Performances’ on PBS and watchMore »

Run Away and Join the Circus

What it’s like to dance for Cirque du Soleil Last year, Kelly Sneddon traded in the Manhattan skyline for the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip. After three seasons with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, her first full-time dance job, she was ready for a new challenge: joining the circus. Earlier in the year, a friendMore »

From Oregon to Iceland: Cameron Corbett

  Cameron Corbett discovered a small dance community with big perks. Corbett (in red) joined IDC for its repertoire. Here, Johan Inger’s Walking Mad. Photo by Golli, Courtesy Iceland Dance Company.     Arriving in Reykjavík, Iceland, Cameron Corbett felt like he had landed on another planet. He saw the dramatic contrasts of Blue Lagoon,More »