Paloma Herrera Steps Up

In a surprise announcement last February, former American Ballet Theatre principal Paloma Herrera was named director of the Ballet Estable del Teatro Colón, Argentina’s most prominent ballet company. After her farewell in New York City in May 2015, Herrera had returned to her native city, Buenos Aires, and was enjoying her new life there: “teaching,More »

The Road to Recovery

Freelance dancer Rebecca Greenbaum was looking forward to a fun and lucrative Nutcracker gig when she became plagued by ankle pain. An orthopedist diagnosed her with tendonitis and sent her to physical therapy. Though it was informative, her ankle troubles persisted. “I would maybe feel better for a day, but the pain would come back,”More »

Ingrid Silva: On Top of Her Game

Thumb through Ingrid Silva’s Instagram and you’ll see plenty of beautiful professional photos of her dancing. But her profile feels much less curated than what’s usually found online. She’s hanging out with her brindle-coat French bulldog, Frida Kahlo. Or she’s working with the outreach program Brown Girls Do Ballet. Or she’s rehearsing at Dance TheatreMore »

Flying High

Last December—a few days before her 23rd birthday—Indiana Woodward did a quick barre backstage at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. In the purity of her port de bras and articulation of her cambered feet, she epitomized Russian-style elegance. Then she removed her warm-ups and suddenly looked more French than Russian, her pastel practice tutuMore »

My Week at the Prix

Lauren Hunter stands with her feet tightly crossed in fifth position, the number 102 pinned to the front of her leotard. The 15-year-old California native, who trains at Peninsula School of Performing Arts, is a long way from home, but she’s one step closer to achieving her dream of dancing professionally. Around her are dancersMore »

Your Best Body: Yoga advice, sneaky sugar and more

What Your Yoga Teacher Wishes You Knew Yoga has become a popular form of cross-training for ballet dancers, thanks to its stretching, strengthening and stress-relieving benefits. But it also poses challenges: How do you adapt your flexibility and turnout and shed your competitive nature to get the most out of class? Jennifer Goodman, a Chicago-basedMore »

The Workout: Katie Critchlow

A fresh perspective: Last year, Katie Critchlow went through seven months of recovery for a debilitating ankle sprain, but the process transformed her outlook on cross-training: “You think that doing ballet class every day is enough, but it’s not,” she says. “Ballet dancers are hypermobile, and in order to execute everything onstage when you’re tiredMore »

Boys to Men

As a teenager, Adrian Durham studied at his local ballet school in Lake Charles, Louisiana. “I was one of three or four guys training there, and there were no male teachers,” says Durham. “Most of my partnering experience came from rehearsals for performances.” But after he began training with the male scholarship program at CentralMore »

Shades of Intensity

In Wayne McGregor’s high-octane Chroma, The Royal Ballet’s Sarah Lamb finds meditative stillness. As told to Laura Cappelle Chroma was the first ballet I worked on with Wayne McGregor, and it was like embarking on a relationship for the first time. There’s a heightened energy, an expectation and also the desire to be a vehicleMore »