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Onstage This Week: Wendy Whelan in "THE DAY," Vail Dance Fest Week 2, World Premiere at American Contemporary Ballet and More!

Wonder what’s going on in ballet this week? We’ve rounded up some highlights. Wendy Whelan Returns to the Stage This week, New York City Ballet associate artistic director Wendy Whelan joins celebrated cellist Maya Beiser onstage at Jacob’s Pillow in THE DAY, choreographed by postmodern icon Lucinda Childs. Exploring memory and resilience, this multi-genre collaboration […]

What to Watch: Wendy Whelan in Conversation With Four Famous Balanchine Ballerinas

On Monday evening, four 20th century New York City Ballet stars joined Wendy Whelan in conversation for an event titled Balanchine’s Ballerinas hosted by National Dance Institute, the dance education organization that former NYCB dancer Jacques d’Amboise founded in 1976. D’Amboise introduced the four ballerinas taking the stage as dancers who “graced Balanchine and were […]

Why Wendy Whelan Thinks Young Dancers Should Incorporate Contemporary Ballet Into Their Training

Last month The School at Jacob’s Pillow announced a major change to its historic summer ballet program, which boasts alumni at companies including American Ballet Theatre, Pennsylvania Ballet and Dutch National Ballet. This summer, rather than focusing on coaching dancers in the traditional, story-driven classical repertoire, the intensive makes the shift to contemporary ballet. Directed […]

Onstage This Week: 15th Annual Fall for Dance Festival, Nevada Ballet Theatre Collaborates with Cirque du Soleil, Wendy Whelan in World Premiere, and More!

Fall for Dance Festival Wonder what’s going on in ballet this week? We’ve pulled together some highlights. Fall for Dance Festival Includes Three Ballet World Premieres  2018 marks the 15th anniversary of New York City Center’s Fall for Dance Festival, a major event for dance lovers. All Fall for Dance tickets are $15, making world-class […]

Watch This New Documentary Following Emerging Choreographer Claudia Schreier's Path to the Big Stage (Hint: It Involves Wendy Whelan)

Last summer Claudia Schreier & Company made its debut at The Joyce Theater as part of the 2017 Joyce Ballet Festival. This is a huge deal for any young choreographer, made all the more poignant for Schreier in an age where conversations around gender and race in ballet are omnipresent. Yesterday, Schreier announced the release […]

Wendy Whelan's Newest Role: Ballet Stager

Company class is a little more exciting these days at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Look over in the corner of the studio and it’s obvious why—Wendy Whelan is here. Dressed in a vest, with her pants tucked into her socks, one might almost forget that her name is virtually synonymous with the term ballet. But watch […]

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