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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 08.01.2014 | 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 ...

Initiative Launches To Develop More Black Ballerinas

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.24.2013 | Black Voices

Misty Copeland was discovered by a combination of luck, talent and being in the right place at the right moment. One afternoon while at the Boys a...

Changing the Field of Dreams: How America and England Can Cultivate More Homegrown Ballerinas

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.05.2013 | Arts
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Contrary to the intuition of non-dancers, potential ballerinas are not young girly-girls. Rather, a ballerina usually comes out of the womb with wiry limbs, coordination beyond her years, and a restlessness of body, mind, and spirit. She is a tomboy.

LISA TOMASETTI: Behind the Scenes with the Australian Ballet

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

In her first exhibition at James Makin Gallery, renown photographer Lisa Tomasetti presents a series of images of the Australian Ballet, having been g...

PHOTOS: Misty Copeland Stuns In Beautiful New Calendar

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Black Voices

Need some fresh inspiration for getting in shape? Well, look no further. American Ballet Theatre ballerina Misty Copeland has created a stunning 2013 ...

How Fattening Up Will Save Ballet

Deirdre Kelly | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Deirdre Kelly

If the ballet world is as riddled with perils, then why is it I continue to allow my own daughter to participate in an art form with a well documented history of putting females at risk?

The Taming of the Tutu: A Call for Restraint in Today's Ballet Stars

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 10.07.2012 | Home
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Sadly, many ballet schools and companies do not seem to be doing enough to preserve ballet's greatest asset -- its ability to transport an audience into their world. Ballet technique that explodes with meaning instead of fireworks is vastly lacking.

A Look Back at Breaking Pointe With Dancer Allison DeBona of Ballet West

Adria Rolnik | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts
Adria Rolnik

Allison DeBona is one of the seven featured dancers on the series. Here's her look back on Breaking Pointe as we approach the season finale.

Too Big For Ballet? Dancer Goes Back To The Barre In Midlife To Prove Them Wrong

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. Women should know that they don't have to hang...

A Studio Director's Change of Heart: Why Ballet Exams Work

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Surely a regimented single-curriculum training system couldn't be possible in an American studio with varying body types and skill levels. Or could it?

The Poorest Art: Dance And Money (II)

Lightsey Darst | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts
Lightsey Darst

A recent NPR Marketplace Money report cited $60,000 as a starting salary for ballet dancers. Where this number came from, I can't fathom.

Zoe Saldana Explains Why She Was 'Dying Inside' As A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Lee Hernandez | Posted 04.25.2012 | Latino Voices

She may have played a tough-as-nails ballerina in her first big movie “Center Stage” (2000), but in the premiere issue of “Cosmopolitan for Lati...

The Heartwarming Story Of A Man And His Tutu

Posted 03.23.2012 | Arts

You don't often see a man walking around a field of cows wearing a pink tutu. Needless to say, we were intrigued by Bob Carey and the shirtless photos...

'Biggest Loser' Trainer Switch Leads To Dolvett In Tights

Posted 05.06.2012 | TV

The theme for this week on "The Biggest Loser" was all about stepping out of one's comfort zone. So in order to help the contestants do just that, Ali...

Behind the Scenes of Ballet With Nancy Osbaldeston (VIDEO)

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 04.07.2012 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

Behind the beauty of ballet's facade lies a life of rigour and repetition. A dancer's task is to convey grace and effortlessness while behind the scen...

What's So Funny About A Guy In A Tutu?

Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is a dance troupe of all male ballerinas (aka mallerinas) who poke fun at the stuffy traditions of ballet and ad...

Nutcracker Rehearsals Usher in the Holidays

Katita Waldo | Posted 01.14.2012 | San Francisco
Katita Waldo

The average person will cringe at the sight of Christmas merchandise hitting the shelves and complain about the early onset of the season. For us it has been going on a while now. Yes, before Halloween, Nutcracker gets started.

Aloft: The New Dance Project (PHOTOS)

Chris Peddecord | Posted 12.31.2011 | Arts
Chris Peddecord

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Astoria Characters: The Indelible Artiste

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The owner of Supernova Tattoo, Andreana Verona has been a tattoo artist for nearly two decades. She's inked everything imaginable.