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Jenifer Ringer: Embarking on New Worlds

Two weeks ago, Jenifer Ringer danced her farewell to New York City Ballet. After saying good-bye to this sublime dancer on the stage, we can now say hello to her in two new realms: First, her book is being released today. And second—this just announced—she is to direct the newly formed Colburn Dance Academy in […]

Why I Dance: Jenifer Ringer

        When she dashes onto the stage as a happy 16-year-old in Peter Martins’ Sleeping Beauty, Jenifer Ringer spreads joy across both sides of the footlights. As the black-clad widow in Balanchine’s Vienna Waltzes, she exudes allure and confidence. In Martins’ lavish partnering ballets, Morgen and Thou Swell, she is the picture […]

Virtual Dance Opportunities

Russell Maliphant Dance Company Russell Maliphant will be teaching classes online every Monday from September 13th throughout the Autumn term. Each class will last for 75 minutes from 10:45am – 12:00pm (GMT) Classes are focused on increasing body awareness, articulation and strength whilst exploring choices in movement and dynamics within a playful practice. Drawing on […]

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

Here are the latest promotions, appointments and departures, as well as notable awards and accomplishments, from the last month. Comings & Goings Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell has been named artistic director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. María Riccetto has been appointed artistic director of the Ballet Nacional de Sodre. Terry Wilson has been named artistic director of […]

Our 16 Favorite Feel-Good Dance Stories of 2020

There’s no denying that 2020 has been full of tragedy, heartbreak and unimaginable difficulties. But it’s also had its fair share of silver linings, with dancers leaping into action to help others or breaking boundaries within their own work. We’re revisiting some of our favorite feel-good stories of the year to remember how dancers buoyed […]

What Makes These 6 Turns So Hard—Plus Tips on How to Master Them

Showstopping turns are every dancer’s dream, but they’re some of ballet’s biggest frustrations. We asked the experts for their insights on what makes these turns so challenging—and their best tips for mastering them. Pirouettes From Fifth Position Why They’re Hard: It’s tricky to generate momentum from a closed fifth, “so dancers try to manufacture force […]

Four of Our Favorite Dancers Collaborated on This New Toy House

To Charlie Hodges, the idea of quitting dance is nothing more than a state of mind. “You can choose to quit, or you can choose to translate,” he says. “Dance can be your tool set for the next step.” Today, he’s translating the lessons he learned from working with Twyla Tharp on Broadway and in […]