#TBT: Natalia Makarova in “Raymonda”

#TBT: Natalia Makarova in “Raymonda”

https://youtube.com/watch?v=LSdHmbsUl_c The third act variation from Raymonda is deceptively simple–legato and heavy on bourrées and épaulement, it has few pirouettes or showy extensions. Instead, the piece calls for artistry and aristocratic command in order to...

Ask Amy

It seems as if all dancers at major companies have gone to a year-round company school like SAB. Do I have a chance of a successful career without going away? —Hayley Dancers take many different paths, so don’t get discouraged if leaving home isn’t an option. My...
In Defense of Nail Polish

In Defense of Nail Polish

Growing up, we were forbidden to wear nail polish at our studio. It was considered strictly taboo, as offensive as wearing a messy ponytail or a  necklace to class. I remember I once had an audition just 3 hours before prom. I had to paint my nails in the car...