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Boston Ballet

Is Boston Ballet the Best Ballet Company in America?

Michael Levin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

It's hard to rank dance companies. Different ensembles have different objectives, different audiences, different strengths, different constraints. T...

Dancing Onegin: "This Ballet Is All About Emotion"

Michael Levin | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts
Michael Levin

If the principal dancers in the Boston Ballet's upcoming performances of John Cranko's Onegin seem especially relaxed and comfortable on the Boston Opera House stage, then the audience can take a bow. That's because Boston isn't Milan.

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...

Beyond the Lashes: Matthew Poppe and the Trockaderos

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.08.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

The history of Western society's obsession with women's looks can be traced through the often peculiar, but revealing, history of gender representation on the ballet stage. Ballet's twin aesthetic of ethereal beauty and youthful sexual allure -- with an idealized view of women at the focal point -- has been achieved over centuries of restrictive body ideals and a monastic discipline.

A Profile of Choreographer Val Caniparoli -- 20th Anniversaries for 'Lambarena' and 'Lady of the Camellias'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 03.15.2015 | Arts
Sean Martinfield

This season marks the 20th Anniversary of choreographer Val Caniparoli's immensely popular ballet, Lambarena. The work was created in 1995 for San Francisco Ballet and - at the heart of its inspirational force - Principal Dancer Evelyn Cisneros.

WATCH: Ballet Timelapse Brings You A Moment Of Calm and Beauty

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Arts

If you are seeking a moment of calm and beauty, then this is the perfect post for you. Watch the timelapse video above created by David Gifford an...

How I Overcame the Fear of Failure

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
Jeanette Cajide

Always in the back of my mind were the personal and financial sacrifices my parents were making on my behalf so I knew I would have to make a decision soon enough. I ended up making an imperfect decision based on fear. I was afraid to fall.

WATCH: '9 To 5' Meets 'Single Ladies' In Boston Ballet Star's New Video

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Beyonce's "Single Ladies" meets the '80s camp classic "9 to 5" in this new video starring one of the Boston Ballet's principal dancers. JbDubs, al...

Renewing Yourself for Spring: A Personal Journey

Colleen Perry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Colleen Perry

I was asked to write about ways to renew yourself for spring. My first thought was, "Oh no, am I doing anything that would count as 'renewal' aside f...