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Motorcycles, JFK, Space Travel: Ethan Stiefel on His New Ballet

Ethan Stiefel’s love of motorcycles has been well documented over the years, perhaps most memorably when he played ballet bad boy Cooper Nielsen in the popular 2000 dance movie Center Stage. So it seems fitting that the former American Ballet Theatre star’s Harley-Davidson played a role in the creation of his world premiere for The […]

Quick Q&A: Ethan Stiefel

On choreographing for the upcoming TV show “Flesh and Bone” and taking the Royal New Zealand Ballet on a U.S. tour   Photo by Evan Li, Courtesy RNZB Ethan Stiefel has always been a multitasker. He not only danced with American Ballet Theatre but also played Cooper Nielson in Center Stage, led the University of […]

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What We Know So Far: Breaking Down the Lawsuit Against UNCSA

University of North Carolina School of the Arts is facing multiple allegations of abuse in a lawsuit filed by famed sexual harassment attorney Gloria Allred and Lanier Law Group. UNCSA has long been a revered place to study dance at, producing many stars like Camille A. Brown and Gillian Murphy. Yet the school’s decades-old reputation […]

Kevin McKenzie to Retire from American Ballet Theatre in 2022

Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre’s longtime artistic director, announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of 2022, after three decades at the helm. He will continue to oversee the company’s 2021–22 season while a search for his successor begins this summer. In an interview with The New York Times’ Rosalyn Sulcas, McKenzie noted […]

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in November 2020

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, plus notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings At Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dylan Wald and Angelica Generosa have been promoted to principal, Cecilia Iliesiu to soloist. Natascha Mair has joined English National Ballet as a principal. Ethan Stiefel has been appointed artistic director […]

The Singular Elegance of American Ballet Theatre’s Calvin Royal III ​

Royal and Trenary were meant to make their debuts in the ballet on April 4, in Abu Dhabi. The following month, he was scheduled to perform as Romeo to Misty Copeland’s Juliet, and make his Albrecht debut, at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. But then the COVID-19 crisis hit, bringing the entire world to […]

Stella Abrera's Final ABT Season Was Cut Short, But She's Looking to the Future

Stella Abrera’s name (“stella” means “star” in Latin) proved prophetic in the final stretch of her 24-year career at American Ballet Theatre. Abrera joined ABT’s corps de ballet in 1996, was promoted to soloist in 2001 and, finally, after an uncommonly lengthy stretch, principal in 2015, making her the first Filipina American to reach the […]