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Two Premieres for Alexei Ratmansky Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky will have world premieres on two coasts this winter. On February 10, Miami City Ballet will debut his new one-act version of The Fairy’s Kiss to Stravinsky’s celebrated score, a homage to Tchaikovsky. The following month, on March 15, at California’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts, AmericanMore »

The Second Company Conundrum

It’s the start of a new season, and many pre-professionals will be making the transition from top student to second company member. Being in a second company is one of the trickiest stages of a dancer’s career: It’s an opportunity to launch your professional life, but there are no guarantees that you’ll be asked to stay with the organization after your one- or two-year contract is up. How can you make the kind of impression that leads to a main company offer? Alfonso Martin, artistic manager of Tulsa Ballet II, shares his advice for newbies.

Director’s Notes: Going Global

Tulsa Ballet’s Marcello Angelini builds an international troupe in the heart of Oklahoma. At first glance, the 28 members of Tulsa Ballet seemed to vanish, chameleon-like, into their roles when they performed last August at New York City’s Joyce Theater. Had principal Karina Gonzalez, so jaunty in Kenneth MacMillan’s fizzy Elite Syncopations, been swallowed upMore »