Three Things to Expect From Your First Pair of Pointe Shoes

Just promoted onto pointe? Learn how to make the healthiest choices when it comes to your very first pair of shoes. Enjoy this second video from master shoe fitter Josephine Lee of the California-based The Pointe Shop below.   For more news on all things ballet, don’t miss a single issue.

#TBT: Ashley Tuttle and Ethan Stiefel in Bruch Violin Concerto

In the midst of American Ballet Theatre’s annual eight-week long season at the Metropolitan Opera House, so much focus is on the company’s rising stars. But it’s always fun to look back at some of our ABT favorites from years past. We love this full-length film of the third movement of Clark Tippet’s 1987 Bruch Violin Concerto starring AshleyMore »

Pointe Exclusive: Watch an Excerpt from Wendy Whelan’s Doc Restless Creature

Wendy WHelan in a scene from "Restless Creature"

As dancers, we know we have a short window of time to achieve as much as we can before our bodies start working against us—and then what? For former New York City Ballet star Wendy Whelan, the thought of transitioning out of ballet after a 30-year career was particularly hard to grasp. Remarkably honest andMore »

#TBT: Lauren Anderson and Carlos Acosta in Don Quixote

Lauren Anderson and Carlos Acosta in Don Quixote

The ’90s were an exciting time at Houston Ballet. Lauren Anderson, who became Houston’s first African–American principal dancer in 1990, reigned as its technical powerhouse; a few years later, a young Cuban wonder named Carlos Acosta joined the company and became one of her regular partners. The results were nothing less than explosive, as this clipMore »

Five Reasons Why You Should Get a Professional Pointe Shoe Fitting

We know how hard it can be to find the right pair of pointe shoes, but thanks to master pointe shoe fitter Josephine Lee, founder of the California-based The Pointe Shop, we’re here to help you. Over the course of the summer we’ll be releasing a series of videos with Lee to help you through every step of theMore »

Watch This Behind-the-Scenes Video of ABT’s Whipped Cream

Fluffy snow yaks, dancing cupcakes and a slithering candy-cane worm. These, along with many more candy confections (and a creepy doctor with a massive head), make up the cast of characters in Alexei Ratmansky’s new full-length Whipped Cream at American Ballet Theatre. The company, which performed the world premiere in California in March, is gearingMore »

#TBT: Paloma Herrera and Angel Corella in Don Quixote

Paloma Herrera Don Quixote

Before Angel Corella was appointed the artistic director of Pennsylvania Ballet and Paloma Herrera to Teatro Colón, they often shared the stage together at American Ballet Theatre. In today’s #TBT, the duo take on Don Quixote‘s famous Grand Pas de Deux in a 1998 production of the ballet at ABT. From Herrera’s attitude promenade into aMore »

What’s It Like To Make A Virtual Reality Ballet? One Dancer Explains.

Emma Love Suddarth and Miles Pertl in Silent Resonance

“Wait—explain it to me once more.  If I move my phone around like this, then what will it look like?” This was me, last August. Pacific Northwest Ballet had commissioned my husband, corps member Price Suddarth, to choreograph Silent Resonance, the company’s first “virtual reality ballet,” on fellow PNB dancer Miles Pertl and myself. HeMore »

#TBT: Tanaquil Le Clercq and Jacques d’Amboise in Afternoon of a Faun

Known for her long limbs and leggy grace, Tanaquil Le Clercq was one of the most transcendent American ballerinas of her generation. George Balanchine’s fourth and final wife, Le Clercq was an inspirational muse for both Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, who choreographed Afternoon of a Faun for her in 1953. The ballet, described as “aMore »