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Ballet Dancers

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 passi...

A Dance Celebration in Chicago at the Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.04.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The return of the company to Chicago after almost 17 years was a gift to lovers of dance.

17 Ballet Icons Who Are Changing The Face Of Dance Today

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts

Ballet has long suffered from a diversity problem. "Classical ballet celebrates pale princesses and fair swans," Olivia Goldhill and Sarah Marsh wrote...

19 Signs You Were A Ballet Kid

Posted 02.14.2014 | Arts

Oh, ballet kids. You spent the greater portion of your formative years in a leotard, sporting a perfectly coiffed hairdo and miming the moves of the S...

The Great Body Image Debate: Why Staying Quiet Isn't the Answer

Rainesford Alexandra | Posted 07.29.2013 | Arts
Rainesford Alexandra

To say body image and weight are sore subjects in regard to ballet is an understatement. The line for reasonable expectations continues to be blurred.

Setting The Stage: The Kosovo National Ballet (PHOTOS)

Seyward Darby | Posted 09.22.2012 | Arts
Seyward Darby


From A War-Torn Childhood To Dance Stardom

AP | CARLEY PETESCH | Posted 09.10.2012 | Teen

JOHANNESBURG — Michaela DePrince was little more than a toddler when she saw her first ballerina – an image in a magazine page blown again...

Bal-loopers: When Ballet Dancers Fall From Grace

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 07.10.2012 | Home
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Ballet is perfect; dancers are not. And thank goodness! A blunder now and then is just enough to remind the audience that what looks easy is actually brutally difficult, and it reminds us that we are not the gods and goddesses we sometimes think we are.

Artist Creates Mesmerizing Dance Films From 360° Still Images

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.28.2011 | Arts

When Canadian director and photographer Ryan Enn Hughes won a fellowship to explore the structural elements of moving image, he decided to marry film ...

Joffrey Lockout: Contract Dispute May Derail Ballet Company's Season

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

Dance fans anxiously awaiting this fall's start of the new Joffrey Ballet season, which includes a new interpretation of the classic "Don Quixote," mi...

PHOTOS: Rehearsals For The Emerging Dancer Competition In London

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Last year the English National Ballet launched the Emerging Dancer Award, which honors the talent and potential of dancers from within the company. N...