Tag: ballet dancers

Annette T. Thomas Teaches Vaganova-Inspired Exercises for Trunk and Hip Stability

If there’s one lesson Annette T. Thomas wants her students to take away from their time together, it’s that the “process is beautiful. In the arts, especially classical ballet, you can’t rush things,” she says. “The process is the details that make for fine art. In moving through the process, we create the artist.” That […]

The Washington Ballet’s Sona Kharatian Reveals Her Most Influential Teacher: Spoiler Alert! They Share DNA

Sona Kharatian’s career has been shaped by one of the most important people in her life: her father. Born into a dancer family in Yerevan, Armenia, both of her parents were dancers with the National Ballet of Armenia, which meant she spent her early childhood either in the studio or in the wings. “Dance was […]