Three Not-To-Be-Missed Story Ballets Onstage This Week

A twisted fairy tale ballet. Hamburg Ballet tours to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, March 28–April 2. The company will perform artistic director John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid which, with its dark psychological atmosphere, hews much closer to the Hans Christian Andersen original than the Disney version. Here’s SanMore »

These Ballet Trailers Are Like Short Films

Nowadays, when a ballet company wants to promote a new work, or an upcoming season, they go all-out. Rather than cutting together a bunch of performance footage, companies are creating mini-films that bring the artistic director or choreographer’s vision to life. And with recording and editing equipment more widely available than ever, it makes sense.More »

Our Best Tips: Jumps

Everyone wants more air-time. Whether you’re going for explosive jetés or crisp battu (or both!) there are specific ways to train. We break it down below: First, read Amy’s extensive breakdown on how to improve your petit allégro. Some of her tips, like adding plyometrics to your cross-training regime, apply to big and small jumps.More »

Misty Copeland’s New Book and More!

Ballerina advice. American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland releases her newest book on March 21. Ballerina Body covers everything from nutrition to mentorship and aims to  inspire women to work toward their healthiest body.   Hamburg Ballet hits the U.S. The company will perform Old Friends, created by ballet director and chief choreographer John Neumeier, and set to Simon & Garfunkel songs.More »

ABT Premieres “Whipped Cream,” DTH and PBT Team Up and More!

Alexei Ratmansky’s candy-coated fantasy. On March 15, two important things happened at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. Not only did David Hallberg return to the stage with American Ballet Theatre, but Alexei Ratmansky’s latest full-length ballet became a reality. The story of Whipped Cream is kind of a surrealist Nutcracker with a dark twist: A young boyMore »

This Just In: Patricia Delgado Is Leaving Miami City Ballet

Well folks, the headline says it all. Patricia Delgado, long-time principal at Miami City Ballet, will be leaving the company at the end of the season. According to a press release, she’s planning to pursue other artistic goals, yet to be defined. A Miami Herald story reports that Delgado will join her boyfriend, New York CityMore »

Audition Alert!

Are you hoping to get a contract this year? These top-tier companies are hiring! Company: Miami City Ballet MCB is holding open auditions in New York City for the 2017-18 season. Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez is seeking classically trained male and female dancers with at least 10 years of professional experience to join the CompanyMore »

Pinocchio Comes to Life

Pinocchio Comes to Life On March 11, a beloved wooden puppet will become a real boy when National Ballet of Canada premieres Will Tuckett’s Pinocchio. “Pinocchio inhabits a world of movement,” says Tuckett, an independent choreographer and guest principal character artist with The Royal Ballet. NBoC first soloist Skylar Campbell, who is originating the roleMore »

This Week in Ballet: Marcelo Gomes Guests in Florida, Premieres and More

This week in ballet features exciting premieres across the U.S. and Canada. Marcelo Gomes guests in Florida. The American Ballet Theatre principal heads to Florida for a guest appearance in Sarasota Ballet’s production of Frederick Ashton’s Two Pigeons. He will partner company principal Victoria Hulland on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm.More »

Lincoln Center Just Made a Major Political Statement

The 11 facets of the Lincoln Center campus are an enormous cultural asset to New York City, and the world. Taken individually, New York City Ballet, School of American Ballet, The Juilliard School, The Chamber Music Society, Film Society, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, The New York PublicMore »