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School of American Ballet

Julie Kent: A Ballerina Says Goodbye to the Stage

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.19.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"When I was very young, back in Hungary in the ballet school, my teacher showed us a VHS with Julie Kent," Zoltan Boros, a dancer with Columbia Classical Ballet, said. "I didn't know her, and I didn't know much about ballet ( I was around 12), but I still remember how amazing she was."

Beyond the Lashes: Matthew Poppe and the Trockaderos

Carla Escoda | Posted 06.08.2015 | 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.

Peter Walker: A New Voice on the Dance Scene

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

For a 22-year-old, Walker is refreshingly cognizant of one of dance's most perturbing problems: the need for a choreographer to somehow establish himself as novel when so much has already been produced for the stage.

Ladies Night at New York City Ballet

Phil Chan | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Phil Chan

If the high level of dancing on stage continues, the company should expect a very robust and popular season.

Introducing: Joshua Beamish, Choreographer

Ken Ludden | Posted 02.02.2015 | Arts
Ken Ludden

Philanthropists and visionary entrepreneurs must sustain companies which will allow brilliant choreographers like Beamish to create their body of work without distraction. This type of support is a necessary step to creating The Coming Golden Age of Fine Art.

LOOK: 6-Year-Olds Audition For School Of American Ballet

AP | Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents

When the School of American Ballet in New York City recently auditioned 6-year-olds for the upcoming fall term, they were most likely looking for pois...

Silas Farley: Choreographing the Future of New York City Ballet

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 05.07.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Of all the young dancers at New York City Ballet none are getting as much attention as the eighteen year old apprentice, Silas Farley.

Meet All Tomorrow's Dancers

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 06.06.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Where can you catch some dance these days in New York? Actually, where can you NOT? This is high dance season. Both major ballet companies...

My Part in Arts Education, Preservation, and Collaboration

Ashley Bouder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Bouder

As artists and people dedicated to the arts, it is our responsibility to spearhead arts education -- and help integrate it into our education systems.

Thought of You: Dance and Animation Merge to Create a Beautiful Short Film

Kristin Sloan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Kristin Sloan

2010-12-07-imagepull8.jpg After nearly ten years as a dancer with the New York City Ballet, it's not very often that I see a drawing that effectively reflects the emotion of a trained dancer. But this morning, I was blown away.

CultureZohn Presents First Person: Ashley Bouder, New York City Ballet Principal Dancer

Ashley Bouder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ashley Bouder

2010-11-23-midair.jpgSlip, fall, forget choreography, it's all part of live ballet. You move on, forget, and trust it will be better. Then later, you have a good laugh.

Adorable Dancers-In-Training Try Out For School Of American Ballet

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The prestigious School of American Ballet held its spring auditions on Monday and a crowd of ballerinas in training showed up to dance. The children ...

Dancing Across Borders

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bettina Korek

Dancing Across Borders, Anne Bass's new documentary, describes how a dance patron and philanthropist changed the life of a Cambodian boy she brought to study ballet in New York.

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: Wendy Whelan: Sexy, Modern, Muse of the Dance

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2009-01-23-zpull.jpg What's it like to be a muse to famous artists? What is it like to inspire creativity, to have people study your body, the way you move, the tilt of your head?