Christmas in Hawaii: Ana Sophia Scheller’s Ultimate Nutcracker Gig

Ana Sophia Scheller

Ana Sophia Scheller is having one busy December: In between performances of New York City Ballet’s Nutcracker, she’ll jet set to Honolulu to dance Dew Drop and the Snow pas de deux in Ballet Hawaii’s brand-new production. Choreographed by Septime Webre, this Nutcracker incorporates the history and culture of Hawaii, and features guest artists from NYCB and otherMore »

Watch Lauren Lovette Open Up About Being a Choreographer

There are many reasons we love New York City Ballet principal Lauren Lovette: She exudes joy, her dancing is pristine and she constantly pursues new adventures and ideas, whether that means dancing in her colleague Troy Schumacher’s BalletCollective, or working on her own art projects. Recently, Lovette premiered her first choreographic work for the mainMore »

NYCB, Paris Opéra Ballet and Bolshoi Ballet Announce Historic Jewels Collaboration

George Balanchine’s Jewels, a glittering three-act, plotless ballet that many consider one of the choreographer’s most revered masterpieces, turns 50 next year. In honor of its anniversary, Lincoln Center announced this morning that three of the world’s most prestigious companies—New York City Ballet, Paris Opéra Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet—will share the stage in aMore »

Follow Amar Ramasar Through a Typical Day

Who doesn’t love a good behind-the-scenes video? As part of their new web series, American Doers, People magazine followed New York City Ballet’s Amar Ramasar around for a day. For fans of the charismatic and vibrant (not to mention stylish) principal dancer, the video does not disappoint. We see Ramasar coaching the series host, JamesMore »

Finding Prodigal

New York City Ballet principal Joaquin De Luz on the elusive nature of Balanchine’s Prodigal Son.  As told to Amy Brandt Prodigal Son is the most important role of my career, and the most challenging. It’s not only powerful physically; it takes you on a journey, and hopefully you take the audience with you. It’sMore »

Sara Mearns and Jodi Melnick: An Unconventional Collaboration

The best artists never stop exploring. Lately, world-class ballet dancers have been pushing their limits with new styles and collaborators from outside the classical ballet world. There was Wendy Whelan‘s Restless Creature project. There’s Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin, who are performing a program of contemporary work at New York City Center this week. AndMore »

How to Get Mentored By an ABT Dancer

Lately, it seems like mentorship is having something of a moment: Many pro dancers are coming up with creative ways to give back to the dance community and act as a resource for young students striving to reach the top. Take Kathryn Morgan, who started her own blog and YouTube channel to pull back theMore »

Web Exclusive: Reverence Questions with NYCB Principal Megan Fairchild

Do you prefer the consistency of doing the same show eight times a week or the variety of mixed rep? I like both. I’m a creature of habit, so I completely took to the Broadway lifestyle. What’s nice about it is that you know your show: you know the little moments you’ve got to tackle,More »

Call Board: August/September 2016

NYCB’s Gala Features Choreography by Women, Company Dancers It’s been five years since a female choreographer premiered a work at New York City Ballet. Fortunately the 2016 fall gala on September 20 presents a more gender-diverse choreographic lineup, including company principal Lauren Lovette and independent choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The gala program includes premieres byMore »

Catching Up With NYCB’s Sara Adams

Sara Adams, photo by Ani Collier

When New York City Ballet is in season, corps member Sara Adams doesn’t head home after Sunday shows. Instead, she goes to the rehearsal studio, joining a handful of dancers who are also part of Tom Gold Dance, the small company led by the former NYCB soloist. “In City Ballet’s corps, we work a lot.More »