Search results for: Ethan Stiefel

#TBT: Julie Kent and Ethan Stiefel in "Le Corsaire" (1998)

Before—though not long before—they were immortalized as Cooper Nielson and Kathleen Donahue (Center Stage, we’ll never stop loving you), Ethan Stiefel and Julie Kent starred in the 1998 PBS broadcast of American Ballet Theatre’s Le Corsaire. Corsaire‘s choreography may be as cheesy as they come, but what does that matter when you have two of […]

Congrats to Ethan and Gillian!

Well, this is going to make for one awesome “first dance:” At American Ballet Theatre’s gala on Monday night, Ethan Stiefel proposed to Gillian Murphy backstage right after she finished performing Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux. And…she said yes! The couple has been dating for over a decade after a close friendship blossomed into something more.    […]

5 New and Reimagined Story Ballets Hitting the Stage in April

Story ballets take center stage this month, including five premieres that offer fresh spins on familiar classics or bring new narratives to light. Read on to learn more about these innovative productions and the creative minds behind them. Louisville Ballet’s Mid-Century Sleeping Beauty Louisville Ballet presents resident choreographer Adam Hougland’s mid-century-inspired Sleeping Beauty March 31–April […]

Move Closer to Your Career Goals at Princeton Ballet School This Summer

For five weeks every summer, the university town of Princeton, New Jersey, becomes a destination for ballet students from around the world. As the official school of American Repertory Ballet, Princeton Ballet School’s summer intensive is designed for advanced students, ages 13 and up, to polish their technique and performance skills. And because students in the intensive […]

Comings and Goings: Ballet Is Seeing Some Major Leadership Changes

The ballet industry has seen some major changes recently. In addition to the recent retirement announcements of San Francisco Ballet’s Helgi Tomasson and American Ballet Theatre’s Kevin McKenzie, several more directorship changes are on the horizon. Below is a quick roundup of recent news concerning leadership transitions, dancer promotions and even a company name change. […]

Kevin McKenzie to Retire from American Ballet Theatre in 2022

Kevin McKenzie, American Ballet Theatre’s longtime artistic director, announced yesterday that he will retire at the end of 2022, after three decades at the helm. He will continue to oversee the company’s 2021–22 season while a search for his successor begins this summer. In an interview with The New York Times’ Rosalyn Sulcas, McKenzie noted […]

The Stars of "Center Stage" Are Having a Virtual Reunion

Bunheads, clear your calendars! As many of you already know, Center Stage is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The 2000 teen dance drama, which follows Jodie Sawyer and her friends at the fictional American Ballet Academy, has since become the quintessential ballet flick, for obvious reasons. It not only brought ballet—and lots of it—to […]

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