Basic Training

Basic Training

When Kansas City Ballet came to New York City last September for a one-night-only performance (see review on page 48), dancer Aisling Hill-Connor also made time to demonstrate for us how she applies basic stage makeup. Hill-Connor learned her method while still a...
Sweat-Proof Your Stage Makeup

Sweat-Proof Your Stage Makeup

Whether you’re wilting in the summer heat or steaming under hot theatrical lights, your sweat can wreak havoc on your stage makeup. Make sure your look stays put, no matter how toasty things get.   1. Apply primer for an extra layer of sweat-proof hold...
Kathryn Morgan's Makeup Tutorials

Kathryn Morgan's Makeup Tutorials

By now, you probably have your own standard performance makeup routine. But tailoring your makeup to the ballet you’re dancing—especially if it’s a story ballet—can really enhance the look and presence of your character. Beyond a little Black Swan smoky...

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