Editor’s Letter: Start Thinking Ahead

Injuries always come at the most inconvenient time. Our cover guy, Derek Dunn, was on the fast track towards a promotion when he faced a double whammy: two back-to-back foot injuries that kept him out of commission for six months. Being unable to dance made him question everything, and forced him to explore life outsideMore »

Editor’s Letter: What Does it Mean to Be a Role Model?

I think most of us would agree that a mix of strength, integrity and grace make up a large part of the equation. A good one also understands the inspirational effect they have on younger generations. At our cover shoot, American Ballet Theatre principal Stella Abrera was nothing less than a class act. When ourMore »

It’s Time to Shine

What makes someone a standout? Onstage, it’s a dancer’s consummate artistry, as well as strong technique to back it up. But in the studio, other qualities come into play. Take our cover girl, Royal Ballet first soloist Francesca Hayward, for example. Though innately talented, her working style and ease under pressure accelerated her path toMore »

Editor’s Letter: When the Going Gets Tough, Keep Going

Dance Theatre of Harlem member Lindsey Croop (photo by Nathan Sayers)

When it feels like the world is against you, it’s easy to consider giving up. But successful dancers know how to persevere and weigh their options when life doesn’t go their way. Our cover star Sarah Hay demonstrates these skills perfectly. Her training and early career were full of rejection, poor body image and theMore »