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Sandra Fortune-Green, Capitol Ballet Ballerina Who Represented U.S. in Varna and Moscow, Impacts Future Generations Through Teaching

Sandra Fortune-Green is proof that success is not always immediate, but perseverance is lasting. In 1973, at the age of 22, she began training diligently for the second Moscow International Ballet Competition. She was the only American candidate that year—and she says she is to this day the only African American dancer to compete at the Moscow […]

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 […]

The Washington Ballet's Latest Work Was Inspired by JFK's Powerful Words

In an event inspired by the words of President John F. Kennedy, The Washington Ballet will perform the world premier of WHO WHEN WHY this Saturday, June 24, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Kogod Courtyard. Kennedy famously asked, “If not us, who? If not now, when?” In this new work, instructor and choreographer Mimmo […]

Artistic Director Julie Kent Expands The Washington Ballet’s Offerings

After just a few months on the job as artistic director for The Washington Ballet, Julie Kent has revamped the company’s enrichment programs and its school. Dance legends will join Kent three times during the season in the series “ICONS: of dance—Sundays at The Joe.” American Ballet Theatre artistic director Kevin McKenzie is the first […]