CORPS DE BALLET CONFESSIONAL: Alaia Rogers-Maman

If you follow ballet competitions and the budding young talent in the ballet world, you have heard of her. Her photos are all over Instagram, and her videos have been … Continue reading CORPS DE BALLET CONFESSIONAL: Alaia Rogers-Maman

You Know it’s Nutcracker Season when…

Between the holiday Starbucks cup fiasco and preparing for Black Friday sales, the ballet world is faced with our dreaded but magical annual tradition of The Nutcracker. Every year around … Continue reading You Know it’s Nutcracker Season when…

Why you shouldn’t put your kid into ballet…

I have seen all of these posts about why you should put your kid into ballet. With reasons like: smarter, more successful, better workers and so on, after doing some … Continue reading Why you shouldn’t put your kid into ballet…

Redlands Dance Theatre

Redlands Dance Theatre is a non profit organization dedicated to the arts in the Inland Empire. Your contribution, no matter the size, provides Redlands Dance Theatre the means to further the arts … Continue reading Redlands Dance Theatre

ABT is campaigning hard… too hard…

It isn’t a surprise that ABT has been campaigning hard for their 75th anniversary… but for Pointe magazine to have back to back ABT covers…. kind of fishy… I love … Continue reading ABT is campaigning hard… too hard…

Every Fifth Has A Story

Tonight, I was cleaning out a bunch of stuff at work, and then stumbled across a memory card that was never uploaded.  If you don’t know about shooting medium format, … Continue reading Every Fifth Has A Story

So, Your Professional Dance Career Didn’t Work Out – Now What?

By Susie Boyland, contributor After all the years of training you put in, becoming a professional dancer didn’t work out, and now you have no idea what to do. Living … Continue reading So, Your Professional Dance Career Didn’t Work Out – Now What?

You know you trained Balanchine… pt Deux… You know you have danced Balanchine if…

We have all heard famous stories, infamous quotes, or my personal favorite, “Balanchine Said…” or “Balanchine told me…” For some ballet dancers, they are lucky enough to dance at the School … Continue reading You know you trained Balanchine… pt Deux… You know you have danced Balanchine if…

THE FUTURE OF BALLET: The Cirio Collective

The Cirio Collective if the first of five start ups I am going to endorse/plug/support throughout the year. To donate click here. While it is important to be educated in … Continue reading THE FUTURE OF BALLET: The Cirio Collective

10 Things Ballet Students Should Have…

Things that everyone should have in their dance bag, or readily available. A foot roller or stretcher. A theraband, deflated tire tube, or something else elasticy. Ibprofen, icy hot, or … Continue reading 10 Things Ballet Students Should Have…

A List of Farewells…

Many of the principals we have come to love and adore, or have forgotten about have announced their retirements this year. This morning, Carla Korbes announced her retirement from PNB. … Continue reading A List of Farewells…

The Best of the Best… Ballet Company Awards 2014 (2013-2014 Season)

If Ballet Companies had an awards ceremony to go to, it would be the Golden Globes. It wouldn’t be the Oscars, even if it is the most glamorous event. This … Continue reading The Best of the Best… Ballet Company Awards 2014 (2013-2014 Season)

The Ballet that Inspired Innovation… Serenade

There is a ballet, a ballet that replaced the dramatic downfalls of the heroines of Petipa. A ballet that stole Swan Lake’s lighting, and the romantic tutus from Giselle, set to the … Continue reading The Ballet that Inspired Innovation… Serenade