Ethan Stiefel

Before—though not long before—they were immortalized as Cooper Nielson and Kathleen Donahue (Center Stage, we'll never stop loving you), Ethan Stiefel and Julie Kent starred in the 1998 PBS broadcast of American Ballet Theatre's Le Corsaire. Corsaire's choreography may be as cheesy as they come, but what does that matter when you have two of the  world's greatest dancers leading its cast?

Ethan Stiefel's sojourn abroad will soon come to an end: The former American Ballet Theatre principal has not renewed his artistic director contract with Royal New Zealand Ballet.

What makes a great ballet partnership? To most of us, it seems to be some mysterious combination of sweat and magic.

 

Published November 24, 2009
Ten! How amazing to realize that 2009 begins Pointe’s 10th year of publication. It has been a wonderful, enriching experience to be the editor of this magazine. I’ve learned so much and, in the process, come to love the world of ballet even more than in my dancing days. I already knew how much h…more »