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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 […]

Prepare Your Own European Audition Tour

Taking your job hunt overseas can feel completely overwhelming, but for many dancers, it can pay off with a company contract. Pointe’s February/March Dancer Spotlight, Shelby Elsbree, landed her spot in the corps of the Royal Danish Ballet after creating her own audition tour of Europe in which she hit five companies in five countries […]

Young, Talented And Hopeful

Sixteen-year-old Daisy Long takes the stage during the quarter-finals at Switzerland’s Prix de Lausanne, dancing the contemporary variation she’s selected—Jirí Kylián’s One of a Kind, a somber solo, set to a melancholy cello, in which she wears all black. Although Long is number 15, she’s the eighth girl to dance this piece in front of […]

#TBT: Antoinette Sibley and Peter Schaufuss in Sleeping Beauty

In Sleeping Beauty‘s Act III wedding pas de deux, the spotlight beams unwaveringly on dancers’ technique; Petipa’s choreography offers little to no reprieve in softening embraces, no rest in loving caresses. In this clip, Dame Antoinette Sibley—a principal at The Royal Ballet from 1956-1989—and Danish-born international star Peter Schaufuss rise to the occasion. Regal and […]

#TBT: Maria Kochetkova in Flower Festival in Genzano (2001)

A quintessential Bournonville piece, Flower Festival in Genzano was originally a one-act ballet choreographed in 1858 for the Royal Danish Ballet. Although the full ballet was inspired by an Alexandre Dumas tale, today only the pas de deux survives. Nevertheless, the charming love story is still apparent in this flirtatious duet, which includes an entrance, two variations […]

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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,” […]

Homefield Advantage

Bootleg videos of Atlanta Ballet’s new hit big are circulating on YouTube as if the work was a sold-out rock concert. Actually, it kind of was. Lauri Stallings choreographed the hip-hop ballet, set to live music by Antwan “Big Boi” Patton of OutKast, for its première in April. She saw the project, which brought together […]

The Power of Youth

“Never underestimate youth,” says Peter Martins, who in his 37 years with New York City Ballet has seen more than a few young dancers achieve early stardom. Martins’s innovative new production of Romeo and Juliet, which premieres on May 1 at the New York State Theater, is a departure both for him as a creative […]

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