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Walnut Hill School for the Arts Partners with Ballet Austin

December 19, 2014 by

Beginning in fall 2015, as many as 15 Walnut Hill seniors will enter a yearlong fellowship with Ballet Austin. The Butler Fellowship Program is a partnership between the arts boarding school in Natick, Massachusetts, and … Continue reading

Honors and Awards

December 17, 2014 by

The Capezio Ballet Makers Dance Foundation honors former American Ballet Theatre principal Cynthia Gregory as the 63rd winner of
the Capezio Dance Award. The leggy ballerina (six feet tall on pointe and nicknamed “The Body” during … Continue reading

What My Teacher Taught Me: Pennsylvania Ballet’s Amy Aldridge

December 16, 2014 by

Pennsylvania Ballet principal Amy Aldridge began her training at the School of Richmond Ballet with Arnott Mader, an enthusiastic teacher who encouraged her to go outside her comfort zone and challenge herself. She credits Mader … Continue reading

“City.ballet.” Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: New Steps—Ratmansky

December 15, 2014 by

In this episode, choreographer Alexei Ratmansky is creating a new piece (his fourth) for New York City Ballet. It’s evident from the way the dancers talk about Ratmansky that this is a very, very big … Continue reading

Dads in Sweaters…Who Dubstep?

December 11, 2014 by

These guys take the obligatory “dad dance” to a whole new level. In an ad for United Kingdom supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, five fathers gather onstage for what appears to be a Christmas talent show in … Continue reading

The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Coming to a Theater Near You!

December 9, 2014 by

Already tired of The Nutcracker nuttiness? Give yourself a break while still feeding your ballet brain by trekking to the movie theater on Tuesday, December 16. Fathom Events will screen Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for The Royal Ballet … Continue reading