Yes, Captain: Kendra Moore

Kendra Moore helps keep The Lion King’s choreography tight. Kendra Moore. Photo by Todd Rosenberg Photography, Courtesy Disney Theatrical Productions. If you’re a member of the corps de ballet it would be unusual—and probably awkward—to get notes after a performance from the swan behind you. But that’s exactly what Kendra Moore does as one ofMore »

Your Career: Hitting the Books

Whitney Jensen tackles college on the side.   Whitney Jensen’s career is a study in ballet stardom. With a slew of competition medals, she joined Boston Ballet’s corps in 2009 and hasn’t stopped rising since. The 22-year-old’s long lines, calm, yet intense presence and surprising humility earned her a much-awaited promotion to principal this summer.More »

Your Career: A Winning Way

Choreography competitions gave Gabrielle Lamb’s career a jump start.     Lamb creating a work at the 2014 National Choreographers Initiative. Photo by Ty Parmenter, Courtesy Lamb.   “I walked in terrified,” recalls Gabrielle Lamb of her first day as a professional choreographer. She had recently won Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s 2009 National Choreographic CompetitionMore »

A Fresh Focus

Melissa Hough has made shifting companies pay off.     Hough rehearses Swan Lake with Gakuro Matsui. Photo by Erik Berg, Courtesy Norwegian National Ballet.   A dancer’s career is a short one, and knowing how best to manage that time is critical. If you are not getting the roles you want, how long doMore »

Damage Control

Involving the artistic staff in her recovery helped Lindsi Dec keep her career on track.     PNB’s Lindsi Dec in Ratmansky’s Don Quixote. Photo by Angela Sterling, Courtesy PNB   When Lindsi Dec stepped onstage in a dress rehearsal for Cinderella two years ago, a fast fouetté arabesque ended in a torn calf muscle.More »