Ballet West principal dancer Beckanne Sisk may not subscribe to a specific style, but there are a few key elements to her off-duty look no matter what the season. “Comfort is number one for me,” she says. “I also like to buy things that are a little higher quality, because they last longer.” Other than […]
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In this video ThePointeShop‘s Josephine Lee may not be giving her usual pointe shoe advice, but she is putting pointe shoes to good use… in the classic wedding shoe game. She plays with newly engaged Ballet West dancers Beckanne Sisk and Chase O’Connell to find out how well the couple knows each other.
Master pointe shoe fitter Josephine Lee of the California-based The Pointe Shop touches base with Ballet West principal Beckanne Sisk to hear all about her pointe shoe hacks, from Jet Glue to her preference for extra tight elastics. Plus, what she wears instead of toe pads (hint: it’s paper towel).
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 Ballet […]
This story originally appeared in the August/September 2014 issue of Pointe. When it comes to dance supplies, Beckanne Sisk isn’t one to pack light—even when she’s on the road. “I carry so much stuff it’s ridiculous,” says the Ballet West soloist, whom we caught up with just before she performed in the Youth America Grand […]
If the story of a ballet company presenting performances amidst a global pandemic, a divisive presidential election, and uprisings for justice sounds like it was made for TV, Ballet West has a series for you. In The Balance: Ballet for a Lost Year is a nine-episode documentary about BW’s November 2020 performances, which took place […]
Over the past 12 days, we’ve been releasing our Standout Performances of 2019. Now, just hours before 2019 comes to an end, we’re sharing what our readers loved this year. We were flooded with responses, so we’re highlighting 10 of your submissions (plus an extra 15 honorable mentions). Read on for Pointe readers’ favorite companies, […]
For more than five decades, The Rock School for Dance Education has been launching young dancers into professional ballet careers around the globe. Boasting distinguished alumni such as Beckanne Sisk, Michaela DePrince and Taylor Stanley, the Philadelphia-based institution has garnered a well-deserved reputation for pairing rigorous training with a tight-knit, welcoming community. Their summer intensives […]