In The News
Seasonal Exclusive Show StellaLou’s Wonderful Wishes Ballet co-presented by Hong Kong Ballet and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Celebrates the magic of dreams and wishes
StellaLou, everyone’s favorite lovable rabbit, will appear onstage at Disney’s Storybook Theater in Fantasyland during the first-of-its-kind seasonal exclusive show StellaLou’s Wonderful Wishes Ballet…
The Joffrey Ballet Announces 2023/2024 Season
Joffrey’s 2023/2024 Season at Lyric Opera House, featuring a Chicago debut of a full-length gothic masterpiece set in the dawn of modern science; a mixed rep program featuring a world premiere; the return of a Swedish tour de force; and a holiday tradition boldly reimagined for a new generation.
Colorado Ballet Announces 2023/2024 Season: A five-production season to take place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Colorado Ballet’s Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2023/2024 Season at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, which will feature five productions—Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Jekyll & Hyde, Coppélia and Ballet MasterWorks.
BalletMet Will Present the World Premieres of Three Ballets in its Upcoming Production, A Celebration of New Works
BalletMet will present a collection of three exciting new ballets in its upcoming production of A Celebration of New Works this March 10-18 at the Davidson Theatre. The program will feature three world premiere ballets, including the highly anticipated piece from dancer-choreographer Leiland Charles.
Ballet, Brews, & Beats – “connec(tx)ions” Celebrates Texas Artists, Co-presented by Austin’s Ventana Ballet & Houston’s Vitacca Ballet
Ventana Ballet & Vitacca Ballet join hands to co-present connec(tx)ions, an intimate experience bringing dancers together from across Texas.
Celebrating Black History Month: Spotlight on Janet Collins
Janet Collins broke color barriers in the 1950s when she became the first African American prima ballerina and one of the very few prominent black women in American classical ballet.
Jordana Daumec and Harrison James on National Ballet of Canada’s Return to New York City
We had the opportunity to chat with First Soloist Jordana Daumec and Principal Dancer Harrison James on working with Crystal Pite and David Dawson, touring to New York City, and the unique intricacies of Angel’s Atlas and Anima Animus.
Prelude: A Look Inside The Inspirations of Myles Thatcher’s Ballet COLORFORMS
We continue our Prelude series by exploring Myles Thatcher’s COLORFORMS, a new work the choreographer first premiered as a dance film in San Francisco Ballet’s 2021 digital season, and is now being performed on stage…
Summer and Smoke: Cathy Marston on Transforming Beloved Books into Breathtaking Ballets
The stone angel of the fountain should probably be elevated so that it appears in the interior scenes as a symbolic figure (Eternity) brooding over the course of the play. – Summer and Smoke, Tennessee Williams
Prelude: A Look Inside The Inspirations of Ellen Warren’s Costumes for NYCB’s Copland Dance Episodes
We begin our Prelude series exploring Ellen Warren’s costume design for NYCB’s Resident Choreographer Justin Peck’s Copland Dance Episodes. Copland, Peck’s first full-evening work, is a tribute to one of America’s foremost composers Aaron Copland. In collaboration with the painter and sculptor Jeffrey Gibson, Copland Dance Episodes builds on Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes, Peck’s first work set to a Copland composition.
Ashton Edwards: PNB’S Rising Talent Who Is Breaking Boundaries, Honoring Their Roots, And Forging Their Own Path
Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Ashton Edwards. Photo © Angela Sterling.Meet Ashton Edwards, an artist currently breaking barriers and forging a path...
The Necessity of Delight: An Interview with Kelly Pratt of Dancers & Dogs
In a ballet world replete with precision and perfectionism, sometimes you need to lighten the mood. And what better way to do so than with puppies?
From Our Partners
SF Ballet: Dancer Spotlight – Isaac Hernandez
Principal Dancer Isaac Hernández joined SF Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2008 and was promoted to Soloist in 2011. He continued his career in Europe, joining the ranks of Dutch National Ballet, and most recently, English National Ballet. He returned to SF Ballet in 2022 as a Principal Dancer.
The Magic Within the Living Legacy of Virginia Johnson
It is 2023, and theater and live entertainment are back and seemingly stronger and more inclusive than ever. One of the benefits of the pandemic and the “Great Uprising” of 2020 were the subsequent implementations of the equity, diversity and inclusion culture throughout various sectors stifled for decades by exclusionary, elitist cultures.
In Ballet Idaho’s Swan Lake, Anne Mueller Empowers the Swans, and Garrett Anderson Gives Von Rothbart Intricate Layers
Delicate. Ethereal. Fearful. These words most likely come to mind when you think of the iconic ballet Swan Lake. Known for its powerful score by Tchaikovsky and its intricate staged lines of swan-maidens, one might naturally assume that because it is a ballet, and because they are graceful, delicate birds, that the swans in Swan Lake are just that.
Oregon Ballet Theatre 2023/2024 Season
Welcome to OBT’s 2023/24 Season! From the return of Christopher Stowell’s Swan Lake to the OBT premiere of Trey McIntyre’s Peter Pan and Artistic Director Danielle Rowe’s 1920’s era romantic drama, Wooden Dimes, this is a season filled with adventure, passion, and incredible dancing.
Oregon Ballet Theatre: Lauren Lovette On Creating Space, Setting A Tone, And Being Present
Lauren’s emergence as a leading force in the dance world has been powered, in part, by that innate curiosity, along with an instinct to use restrictions— whether they are spatial, musical, or logistical— as creative tools rather than encumbrances. In her dances…
SF Ballet: Meet Basil Twist – The MacArthur Genius Who Brings A Magical Tree To Life In Cinderella
Basil Twist, a puppeteer, defines that term broadly—as bringing inanimate objects to life. His genius, and he has the receipts, earning a MacArthur Genius Grant…