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Julie Kent on Why Directors Shouldn't String Dancers Along

One of the most crucial responsibilities of an artistic director is the development of dancers. Sharing the benefit of my experience through daily class and rehearsals is perhaps the most gratifying part of my work at The Washington Ballet. But artistic leaders also need to help dancers in the broader navigation of their careers. Whether […]

What Julie Kent's Washington Ballet Looks Like

As she was stepping into her new role as artistic director of The Washington Ballet this July, ballet icon Julie Kent made a natural fit for the cover of our first-ever Feminist Issue. At the time, she was still just starting to get her feet wet. Writer Marina Harss’ profile of Kent covered some of her dreams for the troupe, like […]

Behind the Scenes with Julie Kent

Go behind the scenes at our cover shoot with former American Ballet Theatre principal and incoming Washington Ballet artistic director Julie Kent! To order your copy of the issue, click here.

The Boss: Julie Kent

After dying for the last time on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House, body limp on a cold slab of marble beside her Romeo, Julie Kent rose as she had countless times before to receive the audience’s acclaim. As she stood there, surrounded by tearful colleagues and looking impossibly young in Juliet’s wispy sheath, […]

Julie Kent Names Xiomara Reyes Head of The Washington School of Ballet

Major changes are afoot at The Washington Ballet. Although former American Ballet Theatre star Julie Kent doesn’t officially step into her role as the company’s artistic director until July, she’s already making moves in preparation for the 2016–17 season. This afternoon, she announced that another former ABT principal will be joining the team: Xiomara Reyes will head The Washington School of Ballet, […]

Julie Kent Named Washington Ballet's Artistic Director

Here’s some good news for International Women’s Day: Former American Ballet Theatre star Julie Kent will become The Washington Ballet’s new artistic director. The company revealed her appointment last night, just a month after longtime artistic director Septime Webre announced he was stepping down. Kent taking her final bow. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor Kent, 46, will take over starting […]

Julie Kent: ABT's Gift That Keeps On Giving

  Kent taking her final bow in June. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor, courtesy National Review. Anyone who read my sappy post about Julie Kent’s retirement in June knows that she inspires me as a performer and as a human being. That’s why I’m delighted (but not surprised!) that she’ll be continuing her legacy as a […]

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