Maria Kochetkova to Leave San Francisco Ballet

Maria Kochetkova to Leave San Francisco Ballet

San Francisco Ballet announced this morning that principal dancer Maria Kochetkova will leave the company at the the end of the 2017–18 season. Her final performance date has not yet been announced, but it will be sometime during the company’s Unbound...
Are You Ready to Train Away from Home Year-Round?

Are You Ready to Train Away from Home Year-Round?

This story originally appeared in the June/July 2016 issue of Pointe. Harper Ortlieb knew something needed to change. Her three-hour commute to daily classes at the School of Oregon Ballet Theatre was unsustainable, and her obsession with ballet was intensifying. The...
Student Opportunities

Student Opportunities

A Prima’s New Role   Coming full circle, Chan Hon Goh recently became director of Goh Ballet Academy, the Vancouver school run by her parents where she trained. The former National Ballet of Canada principal will keep the ballet syllabus intact, but has...
Inner Resolve & Outer Splendor

Inner Resolve & Outer Splendor

Last April when Staatsballett Berlin principal Polina Semionova made her NYC debut performing in the Youth America Grand Prix gala, her mere appearance on the stage elicited screams of delight from the aspiring dancers in the audience. They knew the young star from a...

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