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 »

Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra Launch Their Own Company

Jennifer Kronenberg and Carlos Guerra

Jennifer Kronenberg and her husband Carlos Guerra retired from Miami City Ballet this past spring, but they’re still deeply involved in the dance world. Their brand-new troupe, Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami, has its inaugural performance this weekend. Between Havana & Heaven features a range of ballet by Septime Webre, Atlanta Ballet’s Tara Lee, Miami-based YanisMore »

The Real Reason You’re Late For Your Morning Class

If you identify as a “night owl,” then you’re probably all too familiar with the feeling of running late. Maybe you’ve been trying to get into an early-morning cross-training routine for months, but when the alarm goes off, the struggle becomes all too real. Or you have no trouble performing until late at night, butMore »

Derek Dunn’s Secrets for Next-Level Pirouettes

If you only know one thing about Derek Dunn, it’s probably his phenomenal turning skills. The recently promoted Houston Ballet soloist—and cover star of our October/November 2016 issue—can be found all over social media demonstrating his flawless pirouettes. Needless to say, we’re amazed. That’s why we couldn’t resist asking him how he does it when he was inMore »

Daniil Simkin and Cassandra Trenary Define the Art of Movement In This Video

Daniil Simkin

Deborah Ory and Ken Brower have done it again. The husband-wife team behind NYC Dance Project recently released a promotional video for their new photography book, The Art of Movement. (By the way, we’re giving away four copies for free—click here to enter.) Shot in black and white at the NeueHouse Madison Square in NewMore »

Natalia Osipova Gets Candid About Her Latest Contemporary Program and Sergei Polunin

Natalia Osipova and Sergei Polunin in Silent Echo

Natalia Osipova, the Moscow-born principal of The Royal Ballet, has teamed up with London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre to present Natalia Osipova & Artists, which will be making its U.S. premiere at New York City Center from November 10–12. (One piece on the program, Russell Maliphant’s Silent Echo, debuted August 27 in Los Angeles.) This surprisingMore »

Watch This Film Choreographed by Two Miami City Ballet Dancers

It’s no secret that we love a good dance film, especially when it involves dancers exercising their creativity in unexpected ways, and stretching their choreographic muscles. The new short film I Wish is a collaboration between Miami City Ballet corps dancers Adriana Pierce and Eric Trope, who both choreographed the movement, and Miami-based filmmaker AlejandroMore »

#TBT: Monica Mason as Myrta in Giselle

Dame Monica Mason, The Royal Ballet’s former artistic director, has likely stood before a corps of white-tutu−clad dancers thousands of times. In this Giselle clip from a Bavarian State Ballet performance filmed in 1979, she leads the wilis not as their director, but as their queen. Though Mason is a natural Myrta, she offsets herMore »

Beckanne Sisk on Bringing Balanchine’s “Rubies” to Cuba

Beckanne Sisk

For American audiences, Balanchine’s “Rubies” is instantly recognizable. Cuban audiences, though, have never seen the iconic work, due to over five decades of severed diplomatic relations with the U.S. That will change this Sunday, when Beckanne Sisk and fellow Ballet West principal Christopher Ruud perform the saucy, showy “Rubies” pas de deux at the International BalletMore »

5 of Our Favorite Dancer Halloween Costumes

Dancers are obviously pros at dressing up and embodying different personas, so it comes as no surprise that they take Halloween very seriously. Here are five of our favorite costumes, in no particular order: Rubén Martín Cintas, San Francisco Ballet School faculty member, dressed as Abraham Lincoln. Thank you DC and @sfballet for a successful tour!More »