#TBT: Ashley Tuttle and Ethan Stiefel in Bruch Violin Concerto

In the midst of American Ballet Theatre’s annual eight-week long season at the Metropolitan Opera House, so much focus is on the company’s rising stars. But it’s always fun to look back at some of our ABT favorites from years past. We love this full-length film of the third movement of Clark Tippet’s 1987 Bruch Violin Concerto starring AshleyMore »

#TBT: Paloma Herrera and Angel Corella in Don Quixote

Paloma Herrera Don Quixote

Before Angel Corella was appointed the artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet and Paloma Herrera to Teatro Colón, they often shared the stage together at American Ballet Theatre. In today’s #TBT, the duo take on Don Quixote‘s famous Grand Pas de Deux in a 1998 production of the ballet at ABT. From Herrera’s attitude promenade into aMore »

Pennsylvania Ballet’s Amy Aldridge On Her Retirement, and What She Learned From Tough Love

Amy Aldridge and Ian Hussey Pennsylvania Ballet

For 23 seasons, Amy Aldridge has been a major force at Pennsylvania Ballet, where she’s been a principal dancer since 2001. This week, she announced she would be retiring from the company on May 14 in the pas de deux from one of her favorite ballets, Balanchine’s “Rubies.” Her next step? Lots of teaching inMore »

This Week In Ballet: San Francisco Ballet Premieres Frankenstein, Changes at Pennsylvania Ballet and More

A promotion and a premiere at San Francisco Ballet, school director changes at Pennsylvania Ballet, José Mateo receives major award and more. San Francisco Ballet presents the North American premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Frankenstein, a co-production with The Royal Ballet, on February 17.  The ballet, which had its world premiere in London last May, isMore »

Changes at the Pennsylvania Ballet School

Bolshoi-trained dancers Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy are the new co-principals of the Pennsylvania Ballet School. The former school director, beloved PAB ballerina Arantxa Ochoa, left in June to join Miami City Ballet School as director of faculty and curriculum. Babayeva and Gronostayskiy are also the co-founders of Academy of International Ballet in Media, PA.More »

Dancer Exodus at Pennsylvania Ballet

The other shoe has dropped at Pennsylvania Ballet, a little over a year into former American Ballet Theatre star Angel Corella’s new artistic directorship. Corella was appointed in July, 2014 and quickly made changes. In August, 2014, most of the senior artistic staff left the company. Now, Pointe contributor and Pennsylvania-based journalist Ellen Dunkel reportsMore »

Tonight, Two Apprentices Take the Lead in Pennsylvania Ballet’s Don Q

Angel Corella has been shaking things up at Pennsylvania Ballet ever since he took over as artistic director in 2014. His new production of Don Quixote, which premiered last weekend and runs through Sunday, March 13, features a slew of young corps and apprentice dancers in leading roles. Perhaps most surprisingly, Corella paired first-year apprenticesMore »

Angel Corella’s Authentic Take on Don Quixote

When Pennsylvania Ballet premieres artistic director Angel Corella’s Don Quixote on March 3 at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music, it will be the company’s first time performing the audience favorite. With his artistic tenure well underway, and his own experiences to draw from, Corella’s vision is clear. According to Corella, PAB’s production is all about authenticity—somethingMore »

Title: #TBT: Julie Kent in “Le Corsaire” (1999)

If you call yourself a “bunhead”, you’ve seen the movie Center Stage. It’s ballet’s pop culture classic–and for some dancers outside of New York, it may be their first time seeing American Ballet Theatre principal Julie Kent. Since she appeared on the big screen as the famous Kathleen, Kent has become an icon of beauty, leaving us in a state of endless admiration.