#TBT: Ashley Tuttle and Ethan Stiefel in Bruch Violin Concerto

In the midst of American Ballet Theatre’s annual eight-week long season at the Metropolitan Opera House, so much focus is on the company’s rising stars. But it’s always fun to look back at some of our ABT favorites from years past. We love this full-length film of the third movement of Clark Tippet’s 1987 Bruch Violin Concerto starring AshleyMore »

Watch ENB’s 2017 Emerging Dancer Competition Live

 Mark your calendars! On Thursday May 25, English National Ballet’s eighth annual Emerging Dancer Competition will stream live via Facebook from London’s historic Sadler’s Wells Theatre. This year the competition will feature six of ENB’s most promising dancers, each performing a classical pas de deux followed by a contemporary solo before a panel of distinguished judges. Isabelle Brouwers and Emilio Pavan will danceMore »

Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancers Star in New Dance Video

Ballet and hip-hop are not always a natural combination, but director Christopher Hawthorne’s video “En Pointe” to Chance the Rapper’s “All We Got” smoothly combines these two genres. This atmospheric film stars Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Lindsey Croop and Dylan Santos. Though we wish she wasn’t smoking a cigarette in the beginning of the film, we love seeingMore »

Breaking: Damian Woetzel to become Juilliard’s Next President

Today The Juilliard School announced that former New York City Ballet star Damian Woetzel will become its next president. Woetzel, who currently serves as artistic director of the Vail Dance Festival and the Aspen Institute Arts Program will transition to his role at Juilliard, arguably the country’s most prestigious performing arts conservatory, during the summerMore »

Benjamin Millepied to Direct and Choreograph Feature Film Carmen

As choreographer of the wildly popular movie Black Swan and recent subject of Reset, a documentary following the creation of his first work for the Paris Opéra Ballet, Benjamin Millepied is no stranger to film. (He’s also married to Hollywood actress and Black Swan star Natalie Portman.) But according to Variety, this versatile choreographer andMore »

Meet the 2017 Candidates of English National Ballet’s Emerging Dancer Competition

The ballet world is full of competition, from the recent Youth America Grand Prix to constant auditioning and jockeying for roles. But the English National Ballet takes it to the next level; for the past eight years the company has held its annual Emerging Dancer competition, a chance for ENB’s lower-ranked dancers to compete forMore »

#TBT: Tanaquil Le Clercq and Jacques d’Amboise in Afternoon of a Faun

Known for her long limbs and leggy grace, Tanaquil Le Clercq was one of the most transcendent American ballerinas of her generation. George Balanchine’s fourth and final wife, Le Clercq was an inspirational muse for both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, who choreographed Afternoon of a Faun for her in 1953. The ballet, described as “aMore »