Barbara Karinska: Costume Couturier

November 9, 2008 by

The costumes created by Barbara Karinska (1886–1983) go hand in hand with the history of 20th-century ballet. Starting with her work for the Ballets Russes companies, through her longtime affiliation with George Balanchine and New … Continue reading

Face to Face: DT Talks With Daniel Ulbricht

November 1, 2008 by

New York City Ballet principal Daniel Ulbricht has a history of precocity. At age 15, after a three-day visit to the School of American Ballet as a guest pupil, he was awarded a full scholarship … Continue reading

Performance Planner: Imagination Station

November 1, 2008 by

After her studio’s Broadway inspired production last year, Dana Merritt, the owner and director of Arts Caravan Performing Arts Studio in Katonah, New York, had a two-fold goal for her 2008 recital: to develop something … Continue reading

In the Swing

November 1, 2008 by

For Joshua Bergasse, who teaches theater dance at Broadway Dance Center in New York City, jump sequences are the highlight of any routine. That much was evident in a recent class—from the way his smile … Continue reading

Music for Class: What’s on Luam’s Playlist?

October 27, 2008 by

In 2002, Luam left behind a technology career to pursue dance and choreography full-time. The decision paid off: Now in high demand as a choreographer and dancer, Luam has worked with top recording artists such … Continue reading

Talent Search

October 16, 2008 by

As a child, former New York City Ballet principal Jacques d’Amboise was an unruly street kid with a hyperactive streak, but his sister’s ballet teacher recognized a natural mover and cajoled him into her classes. … Continue reading