Are Men Actually Running Ballet?

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?

Honoring the legend, the man, the humble Julio Bocca.

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.

Falling in Love with Pas De Deuxs… Valentine’s Day

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

ONE YEAR: a Ballet Education

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

The American Ballerina: the 21st century prima

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

Getting Ready For Summer: UPDATE

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

5 Ballet Techniques that make me melt

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

A Ballet Education…

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 aballeteducation@gmail.com for inquiries.

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…

Ballet in the age of Technology…

Happy Valentine’s Day. Here are some of the stunning videos of dancers embracing the evolution of ballet. It is no surprise with IG, and other video apps, that ballet is … Continue reading Ballet in the age of Technology…

It”s a New Year…

Hello readers! Wishing you the best this new year!  For those of you who are students, best of luck with your summer program auditions. And for those of you who … Continue reading It”s a New Year…

How to get through a summer program audition…

So, what is the secret to getting through a summer program audition? easy answer: be good. If you are thinking, “WTF?” Then you probably aren’t ready for a summer program. … Continue reading How to get through a summer program audition…

Sugar Plums Fairies: The Women of NYCB

With Nutcracker in a frenzy and taking up my Facebook feed, I am always surprised by the wondrous NYCB, headed by Peter Martins. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t agree … Continue reading Sugar Plums Fairies: The Women of NYCB

the nuttiness of nutcracker…

I have posted many posts about Nutcracker, but I am going to do a couple more before the season is over haha: https://aballeteducation.com/2014/07/08/too-many-claras-and-every-little-girls-dream/ https://aballeteducation.com/2014/08/24/the-beast-that-is-the-nutcracker/ https://aballeteducation.com/2014/09/16/awful-realities-of-the-nutcracker/ While the Nutcracker is a … Continue reading the nuttiness of nutcracker…

Manly Ballet… 5 misconceptions about male ballet dancers

Male ballet dancers get the worst reputation… And there is a reason why… Honestly, it comes down to tights and a dance belt and for some reason that equates to … Continue reading Manly Ballet… 5 misconceptions about male ballet dancers

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…