Inside Victoria Hulland's Dance Bag

Inside Victoria Hulland's Dance Bag

You could say that Victoria Hulland is Sarasota Ballet’s resident corn pad dealer. The principal dancer keeps her bag stocked with special, extra-thick pads, which she uses between her toes. “A lot of the girls come to me if they have really bad...
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ABT Celebrates Ratmansky Alexei Ratmansky works through Firebird with ABT dancers (photo by Gene Schiavone, courtesy ABT) American Ballet Theatre’s Ratmansky Festival is the centerpiece of the company’s spring season at Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan...
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The Circus Gets Nutty at Sarasota Ballet

What do the Nutcracker and the circus have in common? A whole lot if you’re a dancer at Sarasota Ballet, where Matthew Hart has reimagined the holiday classic as John Ringling’s Circus Nutcracker. The whimsical production, which honors Sarasota as the...
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The Standouts

Olga Smirnova Expectations can be a heavy burden to bear for a young dancer on the fast track to stardom. Few have justified the hype like the Bolshoi Ballet’s 21-year-old Olga Smirnova. The Vaganova-trained first soloist had an international coming out party to...

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