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...
A New Breed of Ballerina

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...
Show and Tell: Inside Sterling Hyltin's Dance Bag

Show and Tell: Inside Sterling Hyltin's Dance Bag

Creating dances specifically for film has become one of the most effective ways that ballet companies have connected with audiences and kept dancers employed during the pandemic. Around the world, dance organizations are finding opportunities through digital seasons,...
A New Breed of Ballerina

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...

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