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Gelsey Kirkland

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.

The Gelsey Kirkland Academy: Teaching the Art of Storytelling in Dance

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 07.10.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

During her dancing career Gelsey Kirkland was known for her particular ability to get to the heart of a character in the great classic story ballets. In her second career as a teacher she has combined forces with her husband and co-director, Michael "Misha" Chernov, and mime teacher Pilar Garcia.

The Lost Generation in the Audience

Phil Chan | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts
Phil Chan

It is our responsibility in the field to continue to push the artform to exciting new levels, and to also offer educational opportunities to the next generation.

The Gelsey Kirkland Academy: A Safe Haven for Dancers

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Now Kirkland, with her husband and partner Michael Chernov, are providing a complete education for dancers at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet. The GKACB is a place where dancers can learn to become artists.

OPINION: Is Ballet Dying?

nytimes.com | JENNIFER B. MCDONALD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

"Is Ballet Over?" That's the question that greeted readers of The New Republic in an article adapted from the epilogue of "Apollo's Angels," a history...

Crowd-Sourcing a Film's Budget Takes a Charitable Spin

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Independent filmmakers have done everything from maxing out their credit cards to forming limited partnerships, creating hedge-fund tax shelters, sque...

A 'Beauty' in Tip-Top Touring Condition

Donna Perlmutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Donna Perlmutter

American Ballet Theatre's 2007 production of The Sleeping Beauty hasenough gorgeous dancing, 19th-century mime characterizations and fairy tale glories to satisfy even the most curmudgeonly among us.