Why Aren’t We Teaching Aspiring Ballerinas How to Choreograph?

Crystal Pite

In February, I attended the Prix de Lausanne, where I moderated a series of panel discussions that were open to the competing students, their teachers and parents, and the public. One topic I was particularly excited about concerned women in leadership roles, and how the ballet world can better nurture leadership qualities in female dancers. MyMore »

ABT’s Gemma Bond: From Corps to Choreographer

On top of dancing in American Ballet Theatre’s corps, Gemma Bond is a budding dancemaker. (Last year, we featured her as one of three rising female choreographers.) Now, she’s gathered some fellow ABT dancers for her first full evening of work, Gemma Bond Dance: HARVEST. Catch it Feb. 4-6 at Danspace Project in NYC. For Pointe‘s bi-weekly newsletter, we spoke with BondMore »

Women to Watch

If you’ve been keeping up on developments in the ballet world, you’ve probably had cause to ask: Where are the female choreographers? “I get asked to do interviews a lot because of that question,” says Emery LeCrone, a freelance choreographer and dancer based in New York City, “instead of just to talk about my work.”More »