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Joaquin de Luz - New CND Director

Joaquín de Luz Speaks About His Position as CND’s New Director

As I mentioned in an earlier story, former New York City Ballet principal dancer Joaquín de Luz will be the new Director of Compañia Nacional de Danza in Spain. The Spanish Government’s Ministry of Culture and Sports released some of de Luz’s first words about his upcoming role in the ballet world. Below is the video with English subtitles. Joaquín de Luz Video (with English subtitles)

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How Pointe Shoes Are Made

How Pointe Shoes Are Made

The next time you wonder, “Why are pointe shoes so darn expensive?!” re-watch this video. It shows a behind-the-scenes look at the artistic process behind the pretty, shiny pointe...


The Firebird Reimagined

The Firebird Reimagined

This weekend at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Ballet Arizona will perform the world premiere of Ib Anderson’s The Firebird accompanied by The Phoenix Symphony. Based on viewing the video...


Ballet Fan Practice

Ballet Fan Practice

There are many props used in ballet, but one of the most iconic is the ballet fan used by Kitri in her third act variation in Don Quixote. Learning...


Discover Ballet in Cuba

Discover Ballet in Cuba

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines has an online video series called The Local that focuses on the cultural offerings of their port destinations. This particular episode shares the story of...


ABT Studio Company

Voices from the ABT Studio Company

As the new year begins, many young dancers are already thinking about where they will continue their training this summer as auditions for 2019 Ballet Summer Intensives are right...