YAGP Preparation Prize Pack

If you have Youth America Grand Prix regionals (or finals!) on the horizon, you’ll need the right gear to stay performance-ready throughout a long day of class, coaching and competition. Keep warm in Capezio’s Perspiration Pants, Eternity Scarf and 36” Legwarmers. As an added bonus, we’re giving away a pair of Capezio’s Développé pointe shoesMore »

The Standouts

Miami City Ballet’s National Tour In late April at the Harris Theater, Chicagoans found Miami City Ballet firing on all cylinders, following the company’s Lincoln Center debut and an engagement at Northrop in Minneapolis. Stage-filling Balanchine classics like Bourrée Fantasque, Serenade and Symphony in Three Movements struck a perfect balance between relaxed exuberance and cleanMore »

The Judges Roundtable

Peter Stark, head of the men’s program at Boston Ballet School, associate director of Boston Ballet II Valentina Kozlova IBC, Youth America Grand Prix I am an advocate for competitions. I know there are people who are against them, but dancers can learn a lot when they’re working one-to-one versus in a classroom setting. MyMore »

2017 Summer Intensive Guide

Choose from hundreds of programs to take your ballet training up a notch this summer. Levels Key: B=Beginner I=Intermediate A=Advanced PP=Pre-Professional Pro=Professional T=Teacher Additional Information: A=Audition Required V=Videos Accepted S=Scholarships Available P=Performance Opportunity HI=Housing Included in Tuition HA=Housing Available at Additional Cost Alabama Alabama Ballet Birmingham, AL Director: Tracey Alvey 205.322.1874 libbaowen@alabamaballet.org alabamaballet.org Dates: JunMore »

The Chance of a Lifetime

As told to Nicole Loeffler-Gladstone and Madeline Schrock What was life like at the Vaganova Ballet Academy? Gabrielle Perkins, ABT Studio Company member: I lived with about 30 other international students in the dorm, but all of our classes—except two hours of Russian language Monday through Thursday mornings—were with the Russian students. At first, itMore »

2016 Higher Ed Guide

These days, many ballet dancers are opting to earn their college diploma before they score a company contract. Because there are dozens of degree programs that emphasize ballet, going to school doesn’t mean you’re setting your dreams aside. We’ve gathered 100 college dance programs with bunheads in mind, and many offer scholarships specifically for danceMore »