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Articles by Joseph Carman

A Return to Classicism

November 1, 2014 by

Gelsey Kirkland shares her passionate approach to traditional ballet training.
Ask Gelsey Kirkland to elucidate her idea of classicism and it’s easy to recall the hallmarks of her dancing, all that made her genius blaze: “It’s … Continue reading

Head of the Class

November 1, 2011 by

New York City Ballet principal Daniel Ulbricht takes on a new role: artistic advisor to Manhattan Youth Ballet

Who’s the short guy at the front of the classroom with the springboard jump, permanent high spirits, muscular … Continue reading

The Compelling Case for Youth Ballets

October 1, 2010 by

The pull of a professional company’s school can be hard to resist, particularly for serious pre-professional students. If you study at SAB or the San Francisco Ballet School, you are right in the backyard of … Continue reading

News: Jury Duty

June 1, 2010 by

Dancers compete at a ballet competition, and the jurors disappear into a conference room to deliberate. But what really determines the scoring? The USA International Ballet Competition, the quadrennial event in Jackson, Mississippi, will be … Continue reading

Face to Face: Eduardo Vilaro

October 8, 2009 by

This August Eduardo Vilaro took over as artistic director of Ballet Hispanico, succeeding founding director Tina Ramirez, who guided the company for 38 years. While a vibrant dancer with the company from 1988 to 1996, … Continue reading