Tag: atlanta ballet

Teaching Communication Tools for Partnering

Partnering is a unique skill, both to learn and to teach. As a teacher, you’re in the position to help students adjust to moving with another dancer in close proximity, providing them with the skills necessary to form a successful partnership. “Teaching partnering is tough,” says Patric Palkens, a dancer with Atlanta Ballet. “You’re teaching […]

The Pelvic Floor: Help Your Dancers Understand This Core Muscle Group

Working as the physical therapist for the Atlanta Ballet, Amanda Blackmon often sees dancers who report hip pain, high hamstring strain or sacroiliac sensitivity and soreness. And while there are a host of reasons for such pains, including the often discussed gripped glute and hip flexor muscles, there is one overlooked culprit: dysfunction in the […]

These Are Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" Picks for 2019

Every year we love to see Dance Magazine‘s coveted list of the dancers, choreographers and companies that are on the verge of skyrocketing in the field of dance. This year’s picks are nothing short of exceptional. Congratulations to these 25 up-and-coming artists! Evan Ruggiero Photo by Jayme Thornton Evan Ruggiero’s story started as something out […]

Atlanta Ballet Launches Second Company for Advanced Dancers Transitioning to Professional Life

This month, the curtain will rise on the first season of Atlanta Ballet 2—the second company of Atlanta Ballet. Growing out of Atlanta Ballet’s former Fellowship Division, AB2 is designed for advanced students ages 17–21, who are transitioning from student life to professional life. The company will also serve as a route to joining Atlanta […]

A San Francisco Star Is Atlanta-Bound

Atlanta Ballet has a new artistic director: San Francisco Ballet principal Gennadi Nedvigin. In recent years, Nedvigin has cultivated a reputation as an adept teacher, coach and répétiteur. His relationship with Atlanta Ballet began in 2014 when he staged Yuri Possokhov’s Classical Symphony. His retirement from SFB this month concludes 19 years with the company. […]