Joffrey Academy Dancers Push Their Limits in This Work About Teenage Life

For an aspiring choreographer, what could be better than the chance for a fully-realized performance of one of your works, complete with a group of talented dancers? That’s what former Ballet San Jose principal Karen Gabay will experience this weekend, as one of the four winners of the Joffrey Academy’s seventh annual Winning Works competition.More »

#TBT: Alessandra Ferri and Robert LaFosse in The Two Pigeons

Alessandra Ferri

They say that pigeons mate for life—perhaps that’s why these birds naturally symbolize the young lovers in Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Two Pigeons. In these clips from a 1987 performance in Pisa, Alessandra Ferri and Robert LaFosse—then stars with American Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet, respectively—dance a rapturous pas de deux at theMore »

On #InternationalWomensDay, Advice From Ballet’s Powerful Women Leaders

It’s International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we combed our archives for career advice and wisdom from some of the women currently directing ballet companies. Let their words empower and inspire you, today and always. “You don’t become a ballerina in one show or one season or one week. It’s a journey. You work towards theMore »

#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 »

Benjamin Millepied Documentary Goes Inside His Tenure at Paris Opéra Ballet

During one of the final scenes of Reset, a documentary following Benjamin Millepied’s 2015 creation of Clear, Loud, Bright, Forward while artistic director of Paris Opéra Ballet, a group of eight dancers walk proudly towards the front of the stage for a final tableau. They are young corps members, not company stars, but they gazeMore »

#TBT: Pointe Cover Stars Then & Now

Since 2000, megastars and budding ballet celebrities alike have graced the covers of Pointe. Take a walk with us down memory lane as we recall some of the biggest names from some of our earliest issues. Whether they continue to perform or have transitioned to a position at the front of the studio, these stars have real stayingMore »

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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 »

#TBT: Cynthia Gregory and Fernando Bujones

There’s nothing like watching two masters at work. In this clip from 1985, two of American Ballet Theatre’s most legendary stars, Cynthia Gregory and the late Fernando Bujones, make sparks fly in the Black Swan pas de deux from Swan Lake. Bujones can’t help but be mesmerized by Gregory’s deliciously seductive allure. Watch how sheMore »

Here are Your Perfect Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Cards

Did you forget a card for your special someone? Cloud & Victory has your back! Min, founder of the company, is already one of our favorite people to follow on social media, thanks to her hilarious edits of performance footage. For example: In true form, C&V has created series of Valentine’s Day cards that are equalMore »

Inside Prix de Lausanne: From Foster Care to International Stage

Benedict Sabularse at Prix de Lausanne.

It’s Thursday morning at the Prix de Lausanne, and San Francisco Ballet School director Patrick Armand is teaching class. In the front row stand John Edmar Sumera, 16, and Benedict Sabularse, 17, two candidates from the Philippines. Each has a juicy plié and strong pirouettes, but what’s even more apparent is how eagerly they soakMore »