Tag: pennsylvania ballet

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 […]

Former NYCB Principal Jennie Somogyi's New Ballet Academy Takes a Leap With a One-on-One Approach

When Jennie Somogyi retired from New York City Ballet, she found herself in high demand as a teacher. Parents called, texted and persisted. “I don’t even know how some of them got my contact information,” she says with a laugh. But Somogyi, who departed from NYCB in 2015 after a 22-year career, hadn’t made any […]

A Pennsylvania Prima Takes on Miami

Just two years after being appointed director of the School of Pennsylvania Ballet, former PAB principal Arantxa Ochoa (DT, November 2012) has stepped down and relocated to Miami. Last month she began her new position as Miami City Ballet School director of faculty and curriculum. Ochoa’s departure comes on the heels of some significant changes […]

Arantxa Ochoa Will Direct School of Pennsylvania Ballet

Arantxa Ochoa with students at the School of Pennsylvania Ballet After retiring from Pennsylvania Ballet as a principal dancer in 2012, Arantxa Ochoa became principal instructor at the newly reopened School of Pennsylvania Ballet (full story in DT November 2012). This fall, she takes over as director. The promotion comes from Pennsylvania Ballet’s new artistic director, former […]