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ABT’s Skylar Brandt Shares Her Typical Daily Routine

If you have seen Skylar Brandt perform, or taken a glance at her social media, you know that she is a force of nature—her technical power is only surpassed by her unyielding love of ballet. But many Brandt fans might be surprised to learn that the American Ballet Theatre principal is also passionate about sleeping. […]

Take a Free Class With Skylar Brandt

What is the secret sauce to Skylar Brandt’s seemingly superhuman technique? (Those balances! Those turns!) Well, the American Ballet Theatre principal is ready to share some insights. Take a free online class with the cover star of our February issue through Dance Media Live! On Wednesday, March 3, at 4 pm ET, Brandt will teach […]

Pro Pointe Shoe Hacks From ABT Soloist Skylar Brandt

Master pointe shoe fitter Josephine Lee of the California-based ThePointeShop chats with American Ballet Theatre soloist Skylar Brandt to hear about how she prepares her pointe shoes. We think Brandt might win an award for how long she makes her shoes last; watch the below video for the staggering number of days (or weeks!), and […]

From JKO to ABT: Skylar Brandt

You never have to worry about Skylar Brandt. The 19-year-old corps member is unflappable, whether she’s tackling a performance, a photo shoot or an interview. As a charter student of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of American Ballet Theatre, she’s been the face of the organization—and one of its brightest success stories. Brandt fell in […]

Trendy Variations: Should You Base Your Competition Selections on What’s Popular?

Like anything in life, ballet is not immune to trends, not even when it comes to variations. And when the competition circuit gives a certain variation high visibility—usually following a winner’s standout performance—suddenly it seems to be everyone’s favorite, appearing over and over in the next season’s competition lineup. But while it’s easy to imagine […]

Standout Performances of 2022: Readers’ Choice

We asked for your favorite performances this year, and you delivered! 2022 was filled with outstanding onstage moments that left an impression on our readers. While classics like Dracula and Swan Lake were especially popular this year, a variety of performances by dancers and companies made the list. We are thrilled to see what stood […]