Category: Feature

  • Nutcracker Online Performances 2020

    Nutcracker Online Performances 2020

    List and Reviews of the best Nutcracker Online Performances 2020 by your favorite ballet companies around the world.

  • Joaquín de Luz, The Prodigal Son, Returns Home

    Joaquín de Luz, The Prodigal Son, Returns Home

    It is said that “home is where the heart is” and for Joaquín de Luz, the prodigal son, Madrid is home. His initial term of five years as director of Spain’s Compañía Nacional de Danza began on September 1, 2019; this effectively means that he has thus spent half of his first year in this new […]

  • Ballerina with Alzheimer’s: The Untold Story of Marta Cinta

    Ballerina with Alzheimer’s: The Untold Story of Marta Cinta

    The story of the ballerina with alzheimer’s that has been recognized around the world after the broadcast of a viral video by Música Para Despertar.

  • Gene Kelly, the Ballet Choreographer

    Gene Kelly, the Ballet Choreographer

    Yes, you read the title correctly: Gene Kelly, the Ballet Choreographer.  It’s true. The man who sings in the rain and is an American in Paris also has a ballet under his choreographic belt. His musical theater roots are clear in his “Pas de Dieux” (a word play on the classical ballet term pas de […]

  • World Ballet Day 2020

    World Ballet Day 2020

    World Ballet Day 2020 features live streaming of the worlds most famous ballet companies.

  • ABTKids 2020: B Is for Ballet

    ABTKids 2020: B Is for Ballet

    ABTKids 2020: B Is for Ballet is based on the recently released book of the same name by John Robert Allman. The video will be narrated by Jennifer Garner.

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Affects the Ballet World

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Affects the Ballet World

    Updated at 21:20pm CET on April 10, 2020 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is not discriminatory and it was just a matter of time that those of us in the ballet industry would be affected. From a friend’s message letting me know that her school in Italy is closed, to social media images of professional dancers taking class […]

  • Dance Bag Essentials

    Dance Bag Essentials

    Whether you’re an aspiring ballet dancer or already a professional one, your dance bag is something that you can’t leave home without. Aside from the several pairs of ballet shoes and pointe shoes that you lug around every day, your dance bag is most likely also filled with items you need on a daily basis […]

  • Retirement from Ballet

    Retirement from Ballet

    Not long after hanging up my pointe shoes and cutting my hair to a chin-length bob, a friend asked me what it felt like having retired from ballet. Taking a few seconds to gather my thoughts, I responded, “It’s liberating. It’s liberating to not be defined by my job. I am no longer the ‘friend […]

  • Substance Abuse by Ballet Dancers

    Substance Abuse by Ballet Dancers

    On July 24, 2014, I ended my ten-year career with Carolina Ballet, where I reached the rank as a soloist. The director of the company listened to me ramble on about how “this (ballet) wasn’t for me” and finally said, “If you need to get help and come back, do so.” Growing up, I viewed […]