Ethan Stiefel’s Frontier Takes The Washington Ballet on a Journey Into Space

The Washington Ballet Frontier

Rounding out her first season as artistic director of The Washington Ballet, Julie Kent called on her longtime dancing partner and friend, Ethan Stiefel, to create an entirely new work for the company. To honor the John F. Kennedy centennial celebrations at the Kennedy Center this spring, Stiefel chose to tap into the 35th president’s spaceMore »

#TBT: Julie Kent and Vladimir Malakhov in Giselle

For those who have eagerly followed Julie Kent‘s illustrious career, all eyes turned to DC when she took the job as The Washington Ballet’s new artistic director. This week, audiences are getting a taste of what the company looks like under her leadership, as the spring season begins. Kent chose to kick off her inauguralMore »

Studio to Street: Brittany Stone

There’s one accessory Brittany Stone doesn’t leave home without: her headphones. “I’m always listening to music, usually something from the ‘90s,” she says. “It just makes your day better, especially in the morning when you don’t really want to get up and take class.” Her playlist is full of “good walking music”—upbeat songs that getMore »

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TWB dancers in CityCenter DC's "District of Joy" ad campaign. Photo courtesy She's SO Creative.

Ballet dancers have become the go-to for ad campaigns lately—just last month we wrote about PUMA’s collaboration with New York City Ballet for the shoe company’s “Swan Pack” collection. Now, dancers from The Washington Ballet are getting in on the trend. The company recently teamed up with creative agency Design Army to promote CityCenterDC, theMore »

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 »

Korean National Ballet Principal Joins The Washington Ballet

The Washington Ballet, newly helmed by former American Ballet Theatre star Julie Kent, continues to attract top talent. Former Dance Theatre of Harlem member Ashley Murphy joined the company last August (prior to Kent’s arrival). Brittany Stone, previously a Boston Ballet corps member, recently came on board. Now Eun Won Lee, a former principal dancerMore »

Julie Kent Announces Her First Season’s Programming at The Washington Ballet

Things are changing at The Washington Ballet! Former American Ballet Theatre star Julie Kent was appointed as the new artistic director in March, and she released a statement during the company’s press conference today detailing her first season of programming—which coincides with the company’s 40th anniversary. It’s a fairly standard mix, though the arrangement suggestsMore »

The Washington Ballet Pays Tribute to David Bowie, Queen

  Two beloved icons, David Bowie and Queen, are the inspiration behind The Washington Ballet’s latest program. As expected, the double bill features a rocking soundtrack, and it will be a spirited send-off to outgoing artistic director Septime Webre. Pointespoke with TWB dancer Sona Kharatian about the company premieres of Trey McIntyre’s Mercury Half-Life and Edwaard Liang’s Dancing InMore »

Julie Kent Is the New Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet

Julie Kent, who recently retired after an illustrious career with American Ballet Theatre, is the new artistic director of The Washington Ballet. She will assume her position on July 1 and is currently serving as the artistic director of ABT’s summer intensive. As artistic director, her duties will include overseeing the school, the main companyMore »

The Washington Ballet’s Septime Webre to Step Down

From Paris to Washington, D.C., there seems to be something in the air affecting ballet directors. On the heels of Benjamin Millepied’s startling resignation announcement last week, The Washington Ballet has disclosed the impending departure of Septime Webre; the company’s longtime artistic director will step down at the end of the season. “My current contractMore »