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How SFB's Joseph Walsh Does Performance Prep

Right after Joseph Walsh joined San Francisco Ballet as a soloist, the company went on a grueling three week tour where they performed 20 ballets. Originally, Walsh was only cast in one. But he ended up dancing 10. A few months later, he was promoted to principal. Clearly, Walsh knows how to shine in difficult […]

Why I Dance: Joseph Walsh

  Walsh improvising at home. Photo by Jaime Lagdameo, Courtesy Walsh.   Musical, charismatic, handsome—Joseph Walsh stood out at Houston Ballet even before he began dancing leads. Born in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Walsh, 25, studied at Walnut Hill School for the Arts before moving to HB’s Ben Stevenson Academy. He joined the main company in 2007 […]

The Latest: News of Note

  ABT’s JKO School. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor, Courtesy Segerstrom.   Comings & Goings American Ballet Theatre will open its William J. Gillespie School at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, in September. The program, directed by former ABT dancer Alaine Haubert, will serve dancers ages 3–14. â–  San Francisco Ballet’s Joseph […]

August 2014

Buy this issue! Inside DM How do you fit into the dance world? For some of us, the answer’s obvious. But more often, it … More » The Queen of Quirk With her wacky charm, Celia Rowlson-Hall has become the dance darling of fashion and film.    Photo by Jayme … More » Tropic Zone Inside choreographer […]

February 2014

Buy this issue! Curtain Up Often, dancers don’t feel like they choose this career—it chooses them. For better or worse, dance was their only … More » Taylor Made Paul Taylor and Michael Trusnovec talk about the company’s 60th anniversary season and the next chapter.   Michael Trusnovec, … More » Faking Love IN HIS FIRST GO […]

Faking Love

IN HIS FIRST GO at a romantic role, Houston Ballet’s Joseph Walsh dove deep into the delirium of love. He’d been cast opposite Sara Webb in Manon, and danced as though every muscle in his body was longing for her. Then, as soon as bows finished opening night, the first person he ran into in […]

Wendy's Best of 2013

Warning: The following claims are entirely subjective and are limited by what I’ve seen or not seen.     BEST (and worst) NEW CHOREOGRAPHY (world premieres or New York premieres.) • Borderlands, choreographed by Wayne McGregor for San Francisco Ballet at War Memorial Opera House. With snaking spines, vibrating arms, and torsos diving through a […]

The Storyteller

Houston Ballet’s Melody Mennite finds the meaning in the movement.   Passionate and invested: Ian Casady and Mennite in Marie, a role that Stanton Welch made on her. Photo by Amitava Sarkar, Courtesy HB.     Houston Ballet principal Melody Mennite claims the stage in Garrett Smith’s new Return with such authority it’s hard to […]

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