Tulsa Ballet: Three Premieres, One Bill

Tulsa Ballet: Three Premieres, One Bill

  Rehearsing a world premiere can be daunting for any dancer. This month, Tulsa Ballet principal Youhee Son is faced with triple the challenge. She’ll be dancing in brand-new creations by Jorma Elo, Dwight Rhoden and Ma Cong in Tulsa Ballet’s  Creations in...
Tulsa Ballet: Three Premieres, One Bill

Networking Know-How

“Everyone involved in dance is a piece of a big puzzle,” says Samantha Klanac of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. “The more people you can establish a relationship with, the better that puzzle fits together. Obviously, talent is a key factor in landing a job....
Tulsa Ballet: Three Premieres, One Bill

In The Mix

In previous generations, ballet dancers trained with the expectations that they would be dancing Sleeping Beauty for the rest of their lives. Thanks to the changing choreographic landscape of the 21st century, however, today’s dancers must often adjust to new...
Tulsa Ballet: Three Premieres, One Bill

"SYTYCD" Season 9: A Ballet Update

It’s been a dramatic ride for the ballet dancers on this season of “So You Think You Can Dance” so far. I was thrilled when three—three!—ballet specialists made the Top 20 a few weeks ago: former San Francisco Ballet dancer Daniel Baker,...
Tulsa Ballet: Three Premieres, One Bill

Dwight Rhoden Is Choreographing a "Great Gatsby"

Complexions Contemporary Ballet co-artistic director Dwight Rhoden is bringing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic The Great Gatsby to the stage. The work will premiere in Russia in October 2014 before embarking on a world tour. Though it has yet to be officially cast,...

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