Tag: professional dancers

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 […]

Check Out These Dance Dogs (and Cat) of Instagram

We’ve been doing some Instagram stalking (as is customary for everyone not living under a rock these days), and we’ve come to the conclusion that dancers are the best people in the world to follow on social media. Yes, they have gorgeous photos of out-of-this-world arabesques, and it’s true their endless pirouettes are mesmerizing, but […]

Ballet Hispánico Is Cultivating Professional Development in New ChoreoLaB Workshop for Dancers

This week Ballet Hispánico launched its first ChoreoLaB workshop, a summer intensive intended to better prepare aspiring professional dancers—with more than just excellent technique. Artistic director Eduardo Vilaro wanted to create a program that bridges the school and the company, to help dancers transitioning into the professional world and better hone their skills. “Today, the […]