Sparkle and Spirit: NYCB's Sterling Hyltin

Sparkle and Spirit: NYCB's Sterling Hyltin

Daylight saving time had been in effect only a few hours last November when New York City Ballet principal Sterling Hyltin entered an NYCB rehearsal studio to recapture history. In Classroom 2 on the seventh floor, the clock had been turned back to 1968, when NYCB...
Standouts: Our 12 favorite performances of 2009

Standouts: Our 12 favorite performances of 2009

Dancer: Sarah Van Patten Company: San Francisco Ballet Ballet: Marius Petipa’s Swan Lake San Francisco Ballet principal Sarah Van Patten always commands the stage in roles that call for dramatic depth and musicality. But because she is not usually thought of as...
Sparkle and Spirit: NYCB's Sterling Hyltin

A New Breed of Ballerina

When Ashley Bouder steps on stage at New York City Ballet, you can feel the audience’s excitement. As she whips through a rapid sequence of turns, people literally sit forward in their seats. Often Bouder will hold a balance for a moment where the allegro tempo...
Sparkle and Spirit: NYCB's Sterling Hyltin

Superman's Super Show

Senior editor Jenny Stahl recently called New York City Ballet principal Daniel Ulbricht “Superman,” and I can’t think of a better way to describe the phenomenally talented dancer and teacher, who seems to be everywhere at once these days. (We...