And the Nominees for the Benois de la Danse Are…

Misa Kuranaga in Onegin

Hollywood may have the Oscars, but ballet has the Benois de la Danse. The glamorous awards ceremony, held each year at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, recognizes the year’s best dancers and choreographers around the globe. The 2017 nominees were announced yesterday, and they include some of our favorite dancers, including two Pointe cover stars! Two principalMore »

Three Not-To-Be-Missed Story Ballets Onstage This Week

A twisted fairy tale ballet. Hamburg Ballet tours to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, March 28–April 2. The company will perform artistic director John Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid which, with its dark psychological atmosphere, hews much closer to the Hans Christian Andersen original than the Disney version. Here’s SanMore »

Misty Copeland’s New Book and More!

Ballerina advice. American Ballet Theatre principal Misty Copeland releases her newest book on March 21. Ballerina Body covers everything from nutrition to mentorship and aims to  inspire women to work toward their healthiest body.   Hamburg Ballet hits the U.S. The company will perform Old Friends, created by ballet director and chief choreographer John Neumeier, and set to Simon & Garfunkel songs.More »

ABT Premieres “Whipped Cream,” DTH and PBT Team Up and More!

Alexei Ratmansky’s candy-coated fantasy. On March 15, two important things happened at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts. Not only did David Hallberg return to the stage with American Ballet Theatre, but Alexei Ratmansky’s latest full-length ballet became a reality. The story of Whipped Cream is kind of a surrealist Nutcracker with a dark twist: A young boyMore »

Your Weekend Plans: Catch Bolshoi Ballet at the Movies

On Sunday, March 19, Fathom Events will high-beam the Bolshoi Ballet to movie theaters around the world—and while we tend to associate the Bolshoi with 19th century classics, this time we’ll see their more versatile side. “A Contemporary Evening,” recorded from a performance earlier that day in Moscow, includes two ballets originally created on NewMore »

This Just In: Patricia Delgado Is Leaving Miami City Ballet

Well folks, the headline says it all. Patricia Delgado, long-time principal at Miami City Ballet, will be leaving the company at the end of the season. According to a press release, she’s planning to pursue other artistic goals, yet to be defined. A Miami Herald story reports that Delgado will join her boyfriend, New York CityMore »

Audition Alert!

Are you hoping to get a contract this year? These top-tier companies are hiring! Company: Miami City Ballet MCB is holding open auditions in New York City for the 2017-18 season. Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez is seeking classically trained male and female dancers with at least 10 years of professional experience to join the CompanyMore »

Pinocchio Comes to Life

Pinocchio Comes to Life On March 11, a beloved wooden puppet will become a real boy when National Ballet of Canada premieres Will Tuckett’s Pinocchio. “Pinocchio inhabits a world of movement,” says Tuckett, an independent choreographer and guest principal character artist with The Royal Ballet. NBoC first soloist Skylar Campbell, who is originating the roleMore »

This Week in Ballet: Marcelo Gomes Guests in Florida, Premieres and More

This week in ballet features exciting premieres across the U.S. and Canada. Marcelo Gomes guests in Florida. The American Ballet Theatre principal heads to Florida for a guest appearance in Sarasota Ballet’s production of Frederick Ashton’s Two Pigeons. He will partner company principal Victoria Hulland on Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at 7:30 pm.More »

Isabella Boylston is Curating Her Own Ballet Festival

Isabella Boylston is having quite the year. When she’s not dazzling audiences at American Ballet Theatre, she’s been preparing to take over the silver screen as Jennifer Lawrence’s dance double in Red Sparrow. Now, it looks like her summer plans will keep her just as busy. According to The New York Times, Boylston will curateMore »