Controversies aside… who is actually running ballet? It is funny, as a gay man in ballet to look at what is being written in the press about ballet, and how … Continue reading Are Men Actually Running Ballet?
On Friday night, at the Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, the ballet world came together to celebrate one man: Julio Bocca. Most nights at the ballet are great, but … Continue reading Honoring the legend, the man, the humble Julio Bocca.
I hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day! This week has been a crazy amazing week for ballet… and this next week is going to be a great week as … Continue reading IHOP… International House of Primas
I don’t know who Joanne Cowley is… or how she got away with it… so enjoy while you can… With debut performances by leads Tiler Peck, Amar Ramasar and Lauren … Continue reading BALANCHINE FEST!!! WATCH ASAP BEFORE IT GETS TAKEN DOWN LOL….
All great love stories are great because of the adversities the protagonists face. In ballet, all great love stories end in death. If we think of the great love stories … Continue reading Falling in Love with Pas De Deuxs… Valentine’s Day
I can’t believe this blog has survived a year. Ballet at a glance in a year: Misty Copeland and Stella Abrera became the first of their respective ethnicities to ever … Continue reading ONE YEAR: a Ballet Education
This week there are a couple great new DVDs to get. NYCB’s Ballet 422 about Justin Peck’s premier. And ABT’s PBS Modern Masters, plus the book! If you buy all 3, you … Continue reading Ballets to Buy
What truly does it mean to be an American Ballerina? The idea of an American Ballerina isn’t far fetched at all, and actually since the cold war, America has become … Continue reading The American Ballerina: the 21st century prima
Totally getting excited as we are getting ready to launch our first issue… It is a lot of hard work, and truth be told, I don’t know if it is … Continue reading Getting Ready For Summer: UPDATE
In today’s world of dance we applaud ridiculous extension, turns that never end, and jumps that defy gravity. Or, we celebrate mediocrity. Either way, it doesn’t do it for me. … Continue reading 5 Ballet Techniques that make me melt
I haven’t posted in a month because I have been extremely busy, and sooner or later you might all find out that I am actually trying to syndicate or sell this blog. I have actually had a few people approach me in purchasing it from me… And well, it is tempting. Lately, I haven’t been able to sit down and really devote anytime to the blog, nor have I been inspired. So officially, A Ballet Education is on hiatus and for sale. Please contact email@example.com for inquiries.
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…