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PNB’s Program Notes: Giselle

The idea for Giselle (1841) was inspired by two ghost stories, both read with relish by Théophile Gautier, the colorful balletomane, poet, critic, man-about-town, and staunch defender of Romanticism.

SF Ballet’s next@90 Festival Makes The Future Of Ballet Look Bright

Attending the 90th anniversary gala for San Francisco Ballet(SFB) and the next@90 Festival was a momentous occasion. Their gala is one of the largest and most glamorous events…

Daniel Ojeda: Ballet Idaho Soloist, Choreographer, Spider-Man

An interview with Daniel Ojeda and how ballet makes him feel like a superhero.

In The News

Looking to 2023 with Misty Tompoles

Looking to 2023 with Misty Tompoles

It is 2023. I spent New Year’s Eve in a yurt in Joshua Tree with my family and good friends. I wanted to ring in the new year under the stars.

Interviews

Xuan Cheng On Hong Kong Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

Xuan Cheng On Hong Kong Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet

In early December, we had the opportunity to catch up with Xuan Cheng, Principal Dancer and Ballet Mistress with Hong Kong Ballet(HKB) and Principal Dancer with Oregon Ballet Theatre, during her rehearsal process…

The Night Before The Nutcracker: Capturing the Backstage Magic of Ballet, Books, and Broadway with Author John Allman

The Night Before The Nutcracker: Capturing the Backstage Magic of Ballet, Books, and Broadway with Author John Allman

There are plenty of cute books about The Nutcracker that you could add to your holiday shelves, but if you’re like me, there will be a nagging sensation that one important volume is missing. Where’s the book about the stagecraft of the production and the energy of being backstage? The book capturing the nervous thrill of a young dancer about to step into the snow sprinkled spotlight for the first time? That’s where John Allman’s The Night Before The Nutcracker comes in.

Holiday Homecomings: Seasonal Cheer in the Bay Area with Nicole Haskins

Holiday Homecomings: Seasonal Cheer in the Bay Area with Nicole Haskins

For many of us, the holidays are full of traditions that we hold dear. Steaming mugs of hot chocolate sipped by the fireside, using glittering rolls of wrapping paper to ever so clumsily encase a last minute purchased gift, and of course, curling up in the seats of a cozy theater to be dazzled by The Nutcracker once again. But one tradition that hits closer to the heart than all of these, is that of coming back home. A tradition that choreographer Nicole Haskins is embodying in a uniquely balletic way this holiday season.

Misty Copeland Interview: The Wind at My Back Book Release

Misty Copeland Interview: The Wind at My Back Book Release

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Misty Copeland! We talk about her newest book, The Wind at My Back, her dear mentor and Black ballet trailblazer Raven Wilkinson, the newly formed Misty Copeland Foundation, her undying passion for arts activism, and how we as ballet lovers can make a difference.

From Our Partners

Ballet Austin: Celebrating Sarah

Ballet Austin: Celebrating Sarah

This February, Ballet Austin premieres a collection of three ballets entitled Sarah’s Songs. Curated by Stephen Mills, Ballet Austin’s Sarah…

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