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Tiny Dancer Practices His Pliés Alongside Ballet Class In Sweet Video

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.06.2016 | Parents

This little boy may not be taking dance lessons, but his pliés are on point (or dare we say, en pointe?). A sweet video from New Dance Studios in Ams...

What Ballerinas Can Teach You About Navigating An Office Romance

The Huffington Post | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts

In this series, The Huffington Post profiles some of the best ballet dancers in the world, working in some of the rarest and most unusual work environ...

What Does Following Your Passion Mean to You?

Carol Brailey | Posted 03.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Carol Brailey

Click Here to Subscribe to My YouTube Channel. What does following your passion mean to you? Having conversations around living a passionate life and...

This Pregnant Ballerina Is A Stunning Sight To See

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 02.10.2016 | Parents

With a single video, a pregnant ballerina has turned her way into the hearts of thousands of Instagram users. Ashley Bouder, a principal dancer with N...

Meet The Girl Who Dreams Of Becoming The First Muslim Hijabi Ballerina

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.03.2016 | Arts

Had such a fun photo shoot the other day!💙 A photo posted by sᴛᴇᴘʜᴀɴɪᴇ ᴋᴜʀʟᴏᴡ (@stephaniekurlow) on Sep 23, 2015 at 3:51am P...

A Girl's First Nutcracker (On Stage!)

Michael Levin | Posted 12.22.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Levin

A year ago, Elise Beauchemin, a 12-year-old New Hampshire ballet student, emerged from a performance of Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker with tears in h...

Misty Copeland Teams Up With Charity To Bring Dance To Rwandan Kids

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.25.2015 | Black Voices

Ballerina Misty Copeland has made a name for herself breaking barriers for black dancers in the United States, and she's taking her passion abroad to ...

Misty Copeland: I Didn't Have 'The Means To Be Part Of The Ballet World'

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.24.2015 | Arts

It's no secret that dance can be a pricey hobby for young kids and the parents who foot the bill. The cost of classes, coupled with expensive leotards...

How To Dress Like A Ballerina, Now That You're An Adult

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 10.27.2015 | Style

It's not entirely childish to be in love with ballerinas. They're so elegant and poised -- and don't even get us started on their ballet buns and leg ...

Megan Fairchild

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Yvonna Russell

George Balanchine commanded, "I don't need dancers who want to dance. I need dancers who need to dance". New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild has the the fire.

Misty Copeland: 'A Ballerina's Tale'

Phil Chan | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
Phil Chan

"Aside from her distinctive dance style, I believe the core of Misty's appeal is her passion. I think that's what makes her inspirational. There's an internal light inside that burns bright and draws people to her."

New York City Ballet Fall Gala 2015: An Evening of Fashion and Dance

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

The New York City Ballet has returned with all its relevance, strong and modern. The dancers are not "stingy." They are not "holding back." They exist in the "now," "right now." Balanchine would be proud.

Misty On the Town

Misty Copeland | Posted 08.25.2015 | Arts
Misty Copeland

I've always talked about getting out of my comfort zone as an artist. Well, this is as outside of my comfort zone as I've ever been. For the first time, I'll be singing and speaking on the stage, as well as dancing. And I've only had two weeks to prepare my lines, take vocal lessons, and learn new choreography.

James Thilman

Misty Copeland On Stepping Out From Behind The Other Swans

HuffingtonPost.com | James Thilman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts

Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre's first African-American female principal dancer in the company’s 75-year history, spoke about her career on...

Ballerina Makes Spectacular Return To Stage After Tumor Left Her Blind, Paralyzed

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 05.27.2015 | Good News

A young ballerina is dancing her way through a remarkable recovery. Anna Mott, a talented young dancer, has made a remarkable return to the stage a...

17 Stunning Images Show Prima Ballerinas Balancing Motherhood With Their Dance Careers

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.28.2015 | Parents

Sixteen years ago, photographer mom Lucy Gray decided to create a series of images that would capture the experience of working motherhood. A chance e...

Changing of the Guard: Five Prima Ballerinas Reflect on the Biggest Change in the Dance World

Carla Escoda | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Carla Escoda

This is an extraordinary time in the dance world, when five of the greatest ballerinas of our time, from leading American ballet companies, have, coincidentally, all announced their retirement within months of each other.

Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 01.08.2015 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.

Ballerina Misty Copeland: No, All Black Women Don't Have The Same Body

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.11.2014 | Black Voices

Misty Copeland knows criticism is part of being a ballerina, but she's sick of the criticism focusing on things she can't change. In support of her...

Thank You, Under Armour

Liz Olson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Liz Olson

I just fell in love with ballerina Misty Copeland. And Under Armour.

Astoria Characters: The Toe-and-Tap Teacher

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.20.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Michelle Koutsoubelis tap dances in the shower. She can't help it; the running water sets her feet on fire.

George Balanchine: the Human Cost of an Artistic Legacy

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

George Balanchine co-founded America's first world-class ballet school, choreographed more than 400 works for the stage, launched the careers of a dozen stars and died an undisputed modern master -- the most influential figure in 20th century dance.

'Nutcracker' Season Is The BEST Time Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 12.14.2013 | Style

Sure, the gifts and eggnog are nice. But we love the holiday season for one reason: "The Nutcracker." Who doesn't get caught up in the merriment after...

How Much Of A Ballerina's Work Is Physical Vs. Mental?

Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

In this week's episode of city.ballet, the talented dancers of the New York City Ballet explore the physical and mental battles they are forced to end...

Ballerinas Explain Those Leg Warmers And Other Ballet Style Secrets

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style

Since the 1930s, George Balanchine's dancers have occupied the Upper West Side, gracing the streets with their heads up high, shoulders back and feet ...