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Unity Phelan and Cassandra Trenary Look Beyond Fierce in This New Campaign

New York City Ballet soloist Unity Phelan and American Ballet Theatre soloist Cassandra Trenary spend every day making their hard work look effortless and graceful both in the studio and onstage. That’s exactly what makes them the perfect spokesmodels for the dance-inspired activewear line, Belle Force. Cassandra Trenary photographed by Adam Houston for Robert Riese […]

The Epiphany That Made Unity Phelan An NYCB Soloist

Just before a Sleeping Beauty matinee this February, Peter Martins announced the promotion of eight dancers at New York City Ballet. For devoted Dance Magazine readers, one name jumped out: Unity Phelan, who appeared on the cover of our January “25 to Watch” issue. For regular NYCB-goers, her promotion to soloist came as no surprise. […]

Indiana Woodward crouches on the floor on pointe, one leg long behind her, hair flowing down her back, free arm gently crossing her chest

Indiana Woodward: The Ebullient Ballerina With a Human Touch

Since joining NYCB, Woodward has delighted onlookers with her mix of elegant classicism and ebullient pluck. Both offstage and on it, she brings a warmth and generosity that make her appear just as at home in the Sugarplum Fairy’s mint-green tutu as it does in the minimalist gold lamé leotards of Pam Tanowitz’s Bartók Ballet.

News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in October 2021

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Also of note: A new funding opportunity for dance artists. Comings & Goings Christopher K. Morgan will leave his position as executive artistic director at Dance Place at the end of 2021 to become director of […]

Inside Peter Walker's Dance Scene in I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Based on the title, Netflix’s new film I’m Thinking of Ending Things sounds like it could be a typical breakup movie. Peel back one layer (there are many), and you’ll find quite the opposite: The Charlie Kaufman–directed thriller drama, based on the book of the same name, follows a young woman (Jessie Buckley) as she […]

All the Feels: The Emotional Rollercoaster of Understudying

The first time New York City Ballet soloist Unity Phelan went onstage as an understudy, she was waiting for the curtain to rise when the announcement was made that she would be replacing beloved principal Sara Mearns. “The whole audience went ‘Awww,’ ” Phelan recalls. “We all started cackling. Tyler Angle said, ‘This means they […]

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