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Ashley Bouder

Why It Takes 8,500 Pairs Of Pointe Shoes To Put On 'The Nutcracker'

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 12.18.2013 | Style

Everyone is fascinated by what goes on onstage during a ballet, but we wanted to know what happens backstage. How long does it take the ballerinas to ...

Pushing Back the Cultural Desert

Phil Chan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

There is no one question that our country is currently experiencing a drought of dance in mainstream American culture. Then how do we replant dance in American culture and push the desert back?

NYC Ballet's Ashley Bouder at the Peak of Her Career

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

She knows herself that she was not given a perfect instrument. Nonetheless, Bouder is perennially one of NYCB's most popular dancers. Certainly it's true that she's probably the fastest dancer in the company but that's not what makes her so popular. It's her happiness.

Are Ballerinas Dog or Cat People? Instagram and the New York City Ballet

James Sims | Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts
James Sims

George Balanchine once said, "See the music, hear the dance." Perhaps Balanchine's successor, Peter Martins, can add, "See the music, hear the dance, Instagram the dogs."

Review: New York City Ballet, Beginning with Balanchine

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 03.19.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Ballet lovers (and dancers) know it well: the Nutcracker threshold, that moment in early January when another visit to the Land of Sweets might kill you. But New Yorkers are lucky: They have New York City Ballet's winter season to revive them from the sugar crash. You could sense the collective relief in the David H. Koch Theater on Tuesday, at the company's season-opening performance, a program of four ballets by George Balanchine.

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.

Bless This House

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.

Is Ballet Dead? Never! New York City Ballet Presents an Enticing Evening of New Work

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

I had a wonderful night at New York City Ballet the other night. The program, titled "Here and Now", focused on some of the company's newest works, and was kind of a celebration of the future, of 21st Century ballet.