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The Next Chapter Jenifer Ringer’s memoir, Dancing Through It, describes her struggles with eating disorders. New York City Ballet principal Jenifer Ringer never thought she’d write a book about herself. But after the fallout from New York Times critic Alastair Macaulay’s now-infamous 2010 comments about Ringer looking like she’d “eaten one sugar plum too many,” […]

My Point: Happy Birthday to Us!

Ten! How amazing to realize that 2009 begins Pointe’s 10th year of publication. It has been a wonderful, enriching experience to be the editor of this magazine. I’ve learned so much and, in the process, come to love the world of ballet even more than in my dancing days. I already knew how much hard […]

Swan Lake on the Catwalk

Exciting things are happening down under: To commemorate Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 60th anniversary, the company is teaming up with local fashion designer Tamsin Cooper to create a new ballet-inspired fashion line. Cooper’s collection, based on “Swan Lake” (which the RNZB will perform in July), will feature tutu-like skirts, jackets, coats and bags—in only black […]

Train With The Medalists

Prix de Lausanne is one of ballet’s most powerful professional springboards. Think you might have what it takes to go up against some of the top students in the world? Take class with a Prix de Lausanne winner and learn what the prestigious competition is all about. Special master classes are being offered in the […]

"Flesh and Bone" Has Started Filming

We’ve been hearing the hype for months now: Starz network will air a new ballet drama “Flesh and Bone” sometime in 2015. While I’m estatic that dance is coming back to television after the fall of “Bunheads” and “Breaking Pointe,” I must admit that it’s hard to see some of our favorite dance stars leave […]

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McGregor on Mason As Monica Mason’s directorship of The Royal Ballet winds down, resident choreographer Wayne McGregor reflects on her achievements. Outgoing Royal Ballet artistic director Monica Mason, who will be succeeded by Kevin O’Hare this July, had been dubbed a “safe pair of hands” for the company because of her deep classical roots. But […]

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Go Ask Alice   Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland arrives at The Royal.   In Lewis Carroll’s classic books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, the eternally curious Alice is no shrinking violet—and she won’t be in Christopher Wheeldon’s new Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, either. “Alice is a strong-minded girl in […]

Dancers On Assignment: The First Year

While many dancers dream of leading roles with a great ballet company, for most, the climb to the top is a gradual one that begins in the corps de ballet. In May, Pointe magazine advisory board member and master teacher Nancy Bielski spoke with three dancers in the midst of their first year as corps […]

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