Student Opportunities

Train With CarreñoSummer intensives run by name dancers have long drawn students hoping to catch a little stardust. This August, aspiring professionals can study with American Ballet Theatre’s Jose Manuel Carreño. The soon-to-retire principal has partnered with Sarasota Ballet CEO Robert de Warren to create the Carreño Dance Festival in Florida.   The program placesMore »

In The Wings: Sarah Walborn

More often than not, a dancer stumbles before she soars. Sarah Walborn breezed through her training years at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, spending summers at San Francisco Ballet School. After high school, she accepted SFB artistic director Helgi Tomasson’s offer to become a trainee, and by her second year was hired as a company apprentice.More »

Student Opportunities

Top-Tier TrainingWith a faculty imported from the world’s elite academies, InDanceve is not your typical ballet intensive. This year-old summer program in Washington, DC, gives a small group of dancers the opportunity to train under internationally renowned master teachers. Last year’s lineup included faculty from the Paris Opéra Ballet School, the Vaganova Ballet Academy andMore »

Student Opportunities

A Prima’s New Role   Coming full circle, Chan Hon Goh recently became director of Goh Ballet Academy, the Vancouver school run by her parents where she trained. The former National Ballet of Canada principal will keep the ballet syllabus intact, but has added Pilates, musical theater and choreographic labs. She plans to increase performanceMore »

In The Wings: Michael Sayre

At the barre, Michael Sayre works hard to hide his hard work. The 15-year-old has vise-tight fifth positions, but the effort doesn’t affect his soft port de bras or precise épaulement. There are early signs of a danseur noble’s balance of power and finesse; 10 years on, he could be the next Manuel Legris orMore »

Training Ground

In the Wings: Emily Kikta   Wearing a battered practice tutu, Emily Kikta unfurls her leg into a high, cantilevered développé that seems to stretch to the ceiling, then lands in a soft yet luxurious balancé. She’s in a rehearsal of Balanchine’s sweeping Valse Fantaisie for the School of American Ballet’s annual Student Workshop performance.More »

Student Opportunities

Daniel Ulbricht: Choreographer   New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht, who regularly soars through such sensational roles as Balanchine’s Prodigal Son, recently took on a challenge that kept him focused on the classroom: He choreographed his first neoclassical ballet on 14 students from Ballet Academy East, the Manhattan school where he’s taught forMore »

In the Wings: Dominique Larose

Petite, rosy-cheeked and quick to break into a smile, Dominique Larose looks every bit a regular 15-year-old. As she starts across the floor in grand allégro, however, the shy droop of her head suddenly unfolds to a regal length. Larose’s upper body lifts and her back arches into pliant arabesques. Her flexible extensions only enhanceMore »

Training Ground

In The Wings: Jenna Nelson   At Pacific Northwest Ballet School   By Rosie Gaynor   Folks don’t always notice Jenna Nelson right off the bat. She has what Pacific Northwest Ballet School principal Abbie Siegel calls “a quiet strength.” It’s a steadfast presence that doesn’t beg for attention.   Once you spot her, though,More »