Ingrid Silva: On Top of Her Game

Thumb through Ingrid Silva’s Instagram and you’ll see plenty of beautiful professional photos of her dancing. But her profile feels much less curated than what’s usually found online. She’s hanging out with her brindle-coat French bulldog, Frida Kahlo. Or she’s working with the outreach program Brown Girls Do Ballet. Or she’s rehearsing at Dance TheatreMore »

Dance Theatre of Harlem Dancers Star in New Dance Video

Ballet and hip-hop are not always a natural combination, but director Christopher Hawthorne’s video “En Pointe” to Chance the Rapper’s “All We Got” smoothly combines these two genres. This atmospheric film stars Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Lindsey Croop and Dylan Santos. Though we wish she wasn’t smoking a cigarette in the beginning of the film, we love seeingMore »

Lauren Anderson On Diversity, Legacy and Debbie Allen’s Impact On Her Life

Lauren Anderson

When I was a teenager, Lauren Anderson was my generation’s Misty Copeland. The former Houston Ballet star made history as the company’s first African American principal ballerina in 1990, and her partnership with Carlos Acosta thrilled audiences before he left Houston for The Royal Ballet. Since her retirement in 2006, she’s had her hands fullMore »

These Ballet Trailers Are Like Short Films

Nowadays, when a ballet company wants to promote a new work, or an upcoming season, they go all-out. Rather than cutting together a bunch of performance footage, companies are creating mini-films that bring the artistic director or choreographer’s vision to life. And with recording and editing equipment more widely available than ever, it makes sense.More »

Boston Ballet Trainee Receives a Princess Grace Award

Every year, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA recognizes a group of exceptional dancers and choreographers with scholarships, apprenticeships and fellowships—and gets us excited about emerging talent to watch. The 2016 Princess Grace Award winners, announced this week, are no exception. Fifteen-year-old Tyson Ali Clark, a trainee at Boston Ballet School, is one of the dance recipientsMore »

Why DTH’s Lindsey Croop is “Power. On Pointe.”

  This week, Dance Theatre of Harlem returns to New York City Center with its bold brand of ballet. Pointe spoke with company dancer Lindsey Croop about branching out in the contemporary ballet piece, Change, a new work by modern choreographer Dianne McIntyre.   What was it like creating Change? It’s based on women, past, present and future,More »

#TBT Virginia Johnson in Creole Giselle (1987)

If you’ve ever visited a Louisiana bayou at night, with the thick fog and eerie swamp waters, the idea of Wilis floating through the reeds might not surprise you. Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Creole Giselle transplants the Romantic era ballet from Europe to the antebellum South. In this clip from a 1987 film, Virginia Johnson—formerMore »

Dancer Spotlight: Alison Stroming

You could say that Alison Stroming is a model ballerina, literally. This spring, when the Dance Theatre of Harlem member appeared in store signs and a TV commercial for Tumi luggage with dancer-contortionist RubberLegz, she joined an exclusive list of ballet dancers who star in national advertising campaigns, like American Ballet Theatre’s Misty Copeland andMore »