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Ethan Stiefel Has Just Been Named Artistic Director of American Repertory Ballet

After an extensive search, American Repertory Ballet announced yesterday that Ethan Stiefel will become the company’s new artistic director, starting July 2021. The position has been open since former director Douglas Martin’s departure in 2019; executive director Julie Diana Hench has been assuming artistic duties in the interim. Stiefel, a former American Ballet Theatre star […]

Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel Welcome First Son

Balletomanes, bunheads, and Center Stage fangirls alike, listen up, because there’s a big announcement here for the dance community: on Saturday, June 8, legendary ballet power couple Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel welcomed their son, Ax Nathaniel Stiefel, into the world! Murphy announced the good news on Instagram by sharing a heartwarming video of fellow […]

#TBT: Alessandra Ferri and Ethan Stiefel in "The Dream" (2004)

This video from Sir Frederick Ashton’s The Dream will transport you to a warm, enchanted summer evening. In this clip from an American Ballet Theater performance from 2004, Alessandra Ferri and Ethan Stiefel play Titania and Oberon, rulers of the woodland fairy realm from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. At once regal and whimsical, the […]

#TBT: Ashley Tuttle and Ethan Stiefel in Bruch Violin Concerto

In the midst of American Ballet Theatre’s annual eight-week long season at the Metropolitan Opera House, so much focus is on the company’s rising stars. But it’s always fun to look back at some of our ABT favorites from years past. We love this full-length film of the third movement of Clark Tippet’s 1987 Bruch […]

Ethan Stiefel Talks "Flesh and Bone"…and "Center Stage 3"

This Sunday, ballet is back on TV with Starz’s new drama “Flesh and Bone.” Though the dark, fictionalized take on the dance world is more Hollywood than reality–and be advised, the content is not appropriate for young viewers–the cast features a range of ballet superstars, including Sarah Hay (Pointe‘s current cover girl), Irina Dvorovenko and […]

A Day with Ethan Stiefel

Stiefel begins his day in Warren Conover’s men’s class. “I always want to lead by example,” he says. “In class, I try to always do the step exactly as given and use full épaulement.” Ahead lies a packed schedule: teaching, coaching, meetings, rehearsals and a host of administrative details. Stiefel’s tweaked the school’s curriculum since […]

#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 […]