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…

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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: http://aballeteducation.com/2014/07/08/too-many-claras-and-every-little-girls-dream/ http://aballeteducation.com/2014/08/24/the-beast-that-is-the-nutcracker/ http://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…

Awful Realities of the Nutcracker

Sugar Plums: 5 Awful Realities of the Nutcracker (The list of 5 Reasons why the Nutcracker won’t ever go away can be found by clicking here.) Sugared plums are probably … Continue reading Awful Realities of the Nutcracker

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