Inside India Bradley’s Dance Bag

Inside India Bradley’s Dance Bag

New York City Ballet corps member India Bradley’s description of her dance bag—a medium-sized Bottega Veneta tote—sounds like she’s talking about a trusted friend. “She’s vegan,” Bradley says of the bag, adding that it fits three pairs of pointe shoes, with room...
Mastering à la Seconde Turns

Mastering à la Seconde Turns

À la seconde turns—also known as grand pirouettes—are widely considered a test of a dancer’s merit. Compared to pirouettes in retiré position, “They’re bigger, more powerful, and require more coordination,” says Daniel Ulbricht, principal dancer at New York City...