Tag: ballet

Joan Boada, Kirov Academy’s New Ballet Artistic Director, Shares How He Prepares Students for Professional Life

Cuban dynamo Joan Boada was a leading star of San Francisco Ballet (SF Ballet), where he performed as a principal dancer for 17 years. During that time, he lent his power, charisma and refinement in works by Helgi Tomasson, George Balanchine, Yuri Possokhov and Christopher Wheeldon, to name a few. Having graduated from the renowned […]

How Can I Tell If My Daughter's Ready to Leave Home to Attend a Ballet Academy?

Q: After attending a summer program at a prestigious ballet school, my daughter has been invited to stay for the year-round program. She is interested, of course, but I’m not so sure. How can I be objective about this? A: An invitation to attend a top-tier academy is undoubtedly a great compliment to your daughter’s […]

DT January Cover Star Alicia Graf Mack Featured on NY1 Offering Classes Via Instagram

American Ballet Theatre principal dancer James Whiteside is doing his best to adjust to life at home during the coronavirus outbreak. Watch below for his insights, and see who among the ballet world’s best is teaching online, including DT’s January cover star and director of The Juilliard School’s Dance Division, Alicia Graf Mack (minute 1:07). […]

Susan Pilarre Explains 5 Balanchine Essential Elements

Susan Pilarre has been closely tied to the School of American Ballet for nearly her entire life. From her first class there at age 11 through her 16-year career with its affiliated company, New York City Ballet, Pilarre learned directly from the great choreographer George Balanchine, absorbing the details of his unique style. Sensing her […]

Gianna Reisen Is Drawn to Neoclassical Music for Her Choreography

For Gianna Reisen, a classically trained ballet dancer who now performs with L.A. Dance Project, the process of finding music for her choreography is everything. “If I’m not 100 percent inspired by the music, the movement just doesn’t come out,” she says. Following this natural creative spirit, though, wasn’t always the driving force behind her […]

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