#TBT: Pointe Cover Stars Then & Now

Since 2000, megastars and budding ballet celebrities alike have graced the covers of Pointe. Take a walk with us down memory lane as we recall some of the biggest names from some of our earliest issues. Whether they continue to perform or have transitioned to a position at the front of the studio, these stars have real stayingMore »

Julie Kent’s First Commissioned Premiere at The Washington Ballet

Former American Ballet Theatre star Ethan Stiefel will choreograph a new work to complete The Washington Ballet’s triple bill in late May. When we first heard about artistic director Julie Kent’s 2017 programming, we wondered which choreographer would join the bill alongside Frederick Ashton’s The Dream and Antony Tudor’s Jardin aux Lilas. The Washington PostMore »

Big Names Join Faculty of ABT’s JKO School

Earlier this year, former American Ballet Theatre principal Cynthia Harvey became the new artistic director of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School. Now, she’s made her first faculty appointments. The faculty for the 2016-17 school year (Harvey’s first season in her new role) was announced yesterday, and the lineup is pretty stellar. Here are a fewMore »

“Flesh and Bone” Now Available on DVD and Blu-ray

Chances are you’ve heard a lot about Starz’s “Flesh and Bone” over the past year, from its casting choices (22 professional dancers make up the show’s fictional ballet company) to Sarah Hay‘s Golden Globe-nominated performance as a talented yet troubled young dancer who runs away from an abusive home to join a New York CityMore »

Ethan Stiefel Talks Flesh and Bone…and Center Stage 3

This Sunday, ballet is back on TV with Starz’s new drama “Flesh and Bone.” Though the dark, fictionalized take on the dance world is more Hollywood than reality–and be advised, the content is not appropriate for young viewers–the cast features a range of ballet superstars, including Sarah Hay (Pointe‘s current cover girl), Irina Dvorovenko and SaschaMore »

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.

 

#TBT Video: Julie Kent and Ethan Stiefel in “Le Corsaire”

Before—though not long before—they were immortalized as Cooper Nielson and Kathleen Donahue (Center Stage, we’ll never stop loving you), Ethan Stiefel and Julie Kent starred in the 1998 PBS broadcast of American Ballet Theatre’s Le Corsaire. Corsaire‘s choreography may be as cheesy as they come, but what does that matter when you have two of the  world’s greatest dancers leading its cast?