February/March 2017


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  • Ask Amy Web Exclusive: Is it Okay to Seek Feedback After an Audition?

    I’m often cut from the final round of auditions. Is there a polite way to follow up with directors ... More »

  • This Audition Season, Be Fearless

    Life has a funny way of working out sometimes. When our cover girl, Jahna Frantziskonis, took company class on ... More »

  • Call Board

    Two Premieres for Alexei Ratmansky Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky will have world premieres on two coasts this winter. On February ... More »

  • Studio to Street: Brittany Stone

    There’s one accessory Brittany Stone doesn’t leave home without: her headphones. “I’m always listening to music, usually something from ... More »

  • Inside Victoria Hulland’s Dance Bag

    You could say that Victoria Hulland is Sarasota Ballet’s resident corn pad dealer. The principal dancer keeps her bag ...

  • Dancer Spotlight: Devin Larsen

    In her first season as a corps member with Oklahoma City Ballet, Devin Larsen stood among the 17 dancers ...

  • Beating Audition Anxieties

    How do you “perform” at auditions without being obnoxious? —Mikayla Auditions are no place to hide or act self-consciously—but ...

  • Taking Chances

    Most vacations don’t turn into the job of a lifetime. But that’s exactly what happened when Jahna Frantziskonis took ...

  • Finding Your “Yes”

    I felt shattered. Cut from the audition at barre. I was 24 years old and had been dancing professionally ... More »

  • Making Dreams Come True

    Imagine having your first show with Misty Copeland inches away from you onstage. Copeland and her prince, American Ballet ...

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  • The Workout: Sophia Lee

    Travel savvy: Touring seven to eight weeks a year means Sophia Lee hits hotel gyms a lot. “I usually ...

  • Your Training: Seeing Green

    They are the urban legends of the dance studio: glass in a dancer’s pointe shoes, ribbons cut before she ...

  • Joy at Breakneck Speed

    I first saw a video of The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude as a student at the San Francisco Ballet ... More »

  • Director’s Notes: The Real World

    After scouting for a ballet company to feature in the melodramatic reality show “Breaking Pointe,” the producers made a ...

  • From Ballet Company to Broadway

    A debilitating illness forced Katelyn Prominski to retire early from Pennsylvania Ballet. However, once she recovered, she felt ready ...

  • Reverence: Greta Hodgkinson—Staying Power

    You’re celebrating 25 years with the National Ballet of Canada. What makes it home? I wanted to join the ...