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Kristina Shapran: The Mariinsky's Next Big Thing

This is Pointe’s December 2015/January 2016 Cover Story. You can subscribe to the magazine here, or click here to purchase this issue. A rehearsal for Balanchine’s “Diamonds” is getting underway in St. Petersburg, and Kristina Shapran is smiling and teasing her partner, Xander Parish, as she adjusts a belt to protect her sore back. As […]


It’s that time of year again: Youth America Grand Prix finals. This weekend, scores of talented young dancers will descend on New York City, hoping to impress, to be seen, to win a medal, a scholarship or maybe even a job. Merde to all of the Pointe readers who will be competing!   In addition […]

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Sir Paul at the Ballet Meeting Paul McCartney—that’s a tale worth telling. But meeting the Beatles star while half-dressed in an unfinished ballet costume by McCartney’s designer daughter, Stella? That’s a tale only New York City Ballet principal Robert Fairchild can tell. Fairchild is one of the stars of Ocean’s Kingdom, a new ballet premiering […]

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NYCB Gets Real The company’s reality series premieres this fall. Ballet West tested the waters with “Breaking Pointe,” and now New York City Ballet is also venturing into reality programming. Executive produced and co-developed by Sarah Jessica Parker, “city.ballet” will air beginning this fall on AOL On, the internet company’s online video platform. Parker, an […]

Another Dancer Leaves the Royal Ballet

It sounds like there’s a little turmoil over at the Royal Ballet. The Telegraph has reported that soloist Dawid Trzensimiech left the company for a principal contract at the National Romanian Ballet, citing a “lack of care and coaching.” Meanwhile, the Royal’s corps de ballet was recently in talks with their union about being overworked. […]

Watch This Film Choreographed by Two Miami City Ballet Dancers

It’s no secret that we love a good dance film, especially when it involves dancers exercising their creativity in unexpected ways, and stretching their choreographic muscles. The new short film I Wish is a collaboration between Miami City Ballet corps dancers Adriana Pierce and Eric Trope, who both choreographed the movement, and Miami-based filmmaker Alejandro […]

Inside the Life of a Dance Photographer

Here at Pointe, we’re lucky to work with several of the ballet world’s best photographers. While some of them came to dance photography through roundabout routes, others were dancers first. And former dancers have an insider’s understanding of how to capture that perfect ballet moment in a photograph. One of the dancers-turned-photographers on our roster […]