This story originally appeared in the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Pointe. Whether attacking a new role with gusto or finally finishing that book, dancers are a goal-oriented lot. The New Year is a natural time to reflect on one’s life and put forth goals for the season ahead. Pointe spoke with six dancers about […]
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Being in a ballet company is consuming enough. Yet Jennifer Kronenberg is branching out beyond her role as a principal dancer at Miami City Ballet. Unlike many ballerinas, Kronenberg, 37, has taught regularly at MCB’s summer intensive. The sometimes startling gaps in her students’ knowledge has inspired Kronenberg to write a how-to guide, So, You […]
For most dancers, when it comes to cooking, they want three things: something easy, something healthy, something tasty. Miami City Ballet principal Jennifer Kronenberg has just the thing: asian garlic salmon. It’s her go-to recipe for weekday dinners. “My husband, MCB principal Carlos Guerra, and I love this recipe—it’s super tasty,” says Kronenberg. “And it’s […]
Onstage This Week: Valentine's Day Programs Abound, Milwaukee Ballet Reimagines the Ballets Russes, and More!
Wonder what’s going on in ballet this week? We’ve rounded up some highlights. These 11 Companies Are Celebrating Valentine’s Day With Romantic Story Ballets Valentine’s Day creates the perfect opportunity for companies to share romantic story ballets with their audiences. Below, check out 11 companies presenting the classics this week. (We’ll pretend most of them […]
Onstage This Week: Isabella Boylston's Ballet Sun Valley Festival Returns With An All-Star Lineup, NYCB Heads Upstate and More!
Wonder what’s going on in ballet this week? We’ve pulled together some highlights. Isabella Boylston Curates Her Second Hometown Ballet Festival American Ballet Theatre principal Isabella Boylston moonlights as artistic director of Ballet Sun Valley, which she founded last year. The second annual festival will run July 17–18 in Sun Valley, Idaho, Boylston’s hometown. Boylston […]
Have you noticed an uptick in story ballets? We sure have. Whether it’s a full-length or a one-act, we love seeing choreographers challenge themselves by bringing stories to life. The folks at Northern Ballet in the UK also believe in the power of narrative ballet and, thanks to their choreographic lab Tell Tale Steps, they’ve […]
This article originally appeared in the December 2012/January 2013 issue of Pointe. The stakes couldn’t have been higher when Janessa Touchet joined Pacific Northwest Ballet School. It was her final year of training, and she’d moved 2,700 miles out of her comfort zone for an opportunity that, if all went well, could launch her career. […]