One of ballet’s most in-demand male dancers, Jeffrey Cirio could pass for a model off-duty thanks to his simplified, yet designer-savvy approach to fashion. So when the former Boston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre principal hopped the pond in 2018 to join English National Ballet as a lead principal, the biggest challenge, he jokes, “was […]
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Now That She’s Back at Work, Lia Cirio Shares the Hobbies, Music and More That Got Her Through the Shutdown
Pandemic hobbies: “I picked up my ukulele a few times and learned to play some songs. I also did a few fun, DIY arts-and-crafts projects. I created a small T-shirt (and some other products) line called Art Heals. A friend and I created a logo and I chose a saying for each product such as […]
San Francisco Ballet has just announced that Tamara Rojo will become its next artistic director, following the retirement of Helgi Tomasson, who steps down at the end of this season after 37 years.
This week we’re sharing tributes to all of the 2021 Dance Magazine Award honorees. For tickets to our hybrid ceremony taking place December 6, visit dancemediafoundation.org. A former star of The Royal Ballet, Spanish ballerina Tamara Rojo is known for her spotless technique and impassioned performances that are—to quote a review by dance critic Judith […]
DJing English National Ballet lead principal Jeffrey Cirio has been playing live DJ sets on Instagram. Tune in for his forth edition, this Saturday, May 30, at 5 pm Eastern. You might even get the chance to virtually mingle with dance world glitterati like James Whiteside and David Hallberg, who’ve been asking about “getting on […]
With how rapidly the performance landscape has shifted—and continues to shift—as the world grapples with COVID-19, looking ahead can feel fraught. Many artists, organizations and presenters remain in holding patterns. Nevertheless, we wanted to celebrate the projects that have been announced that excite us, even if their details (in particular, their planned performance dates) are […]
This incomplete list of COVID-19 performance cancellations hints at the scope of the impact this pandemic is having on our community.
Kuranaga re-enrolled in school to improve her turnout. Here in George Balanchine’s Coppélia. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor, courtesy Boston Ballet. Misa Kuranaga Boston Ballet principal The Challenge: After winning an apprenticeship to San Francisco Ballet at the Prix de Lausanne, Kuranaga realized she was still missing a vital part of her technique: turnout. “When I […]