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New York City Ballet

The New York Mom's Guide to Christmas In The Big Apple

Maria Colaco | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Maria Colaco

This is my absolute favorite season of the year! Every single part of New York is alive with the sights and sounds of the season.

Introducing: Joshua Beamish, Choreographer

Ken Ludden | Posted 12.04.2014 | 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.

Is That Legendary Ballet Edward Villella Choreographing Ice Skating? Yes, It Is!

Michael Levin | Posted 12.03.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Levin

Turns out that ITNY is the brainchild of a Canadian law student-turned-skater named Moira North. She grew up in northern Canada, skating in the winter and, by her own account, panning for gold in the summer

Wendy Whelan's Farewell Performance at NYCB Featured 'After the Rain' Pas de Deux

Susan Eley | Posted 12.24.2014 | New York
Susan Eley

Tears, flowers and an outpouring of love accompanied Wendy Whelan's farewell performance at the New York City Ballet on Saturday, October 18. Many of us would call the NYCB the greatest ballet company in the world, and, so, we collectively mourn the loss of its reining queen.

How Social Media Helped This Ballet Dancer Return To The Stage (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

When Kathryn Morgan, a soloist in the New York City Ballet, was diagnosed with a thyroid condition in 2010, she was forced to leave the dance world fo...

The 14 Best Things Happening In The World Of Dance This Fall

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.02.2014 | Arts

The weather in New York City is slowly starting to change, and with the slight temperature decrease comes, among other things, a new season of dance a...

Fashion And Ballet Go So Well Together, And We Have The Sketches To Prove It

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.24.2014 | Style

Few things excite us more than when two of our greatest passions collide, so this season's fashion-filled New York City Ballet Gala is giving us many ...

I Was Born to Dance

Myra Demeter | Posted 11.17.2014 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Every once in a while I catch a glimpse of the little girl in pink tights, leotard and pink ballet slippers who occupied the space opposite me for so many years.

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014 - Daniel Ulbricht/Ballet 2014

Christopher Duggan | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Christopher Duggan

I photographed and filmed a lot of top-notch ballet this summer.

Wendy Whelan: Curious and Open (With a Sense of Humor)

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Wendy Whelan, the much beloved principal dancer for New York City Ballet, is already a legend. Her career has spanned an astonishing 29 years during which she has done pretty much everything imaginable.

Will This Be The Most Fashionable New York City Ballet Yet?

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.08.2014 | Style

You may already know that life inside the New York City Ballet can be a bit hectic, but did you also know that it's seriously stylish, too? In hono...

Birds of a Feather: Three New York "Swan Lakes"

Phil Chan | Posted 09.28.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

With the strong British influence throughout ABT's history -- it currently counts its Macmillan and Ashton repertory among its greatest strengths -- it is no surprise that ABT has focused on the narrative potential of the work.

CultureZohn: Tiler Peck And Robert Fairchild: Dancing As Fast As They Can

Patricia Zohn | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

"You have to practice finishing," Tiler reminds the toe students after a series of turns, "you can't just stop in mid-step and freeze." A good lesson for life as well as ballet.

An Expanding Universe: Paul Taylor's American Modern Dance

Phil Chan | Posted 05.31.2014 | Arts
Phil Chan

Paul Taylor, who celebrates his 83rd birthday this year and whose total body of work now eclipses 140 dances in his lifetime, is a Godfather to American Modern Dance.

REVIEW: Royal New Zealand Ballet at The Joyce

Meghan Feeks | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

While dance for dance's sake is not new in ballet, neoclassical works, such as Millepied's, typically make the body an instrument of the music.

Spectral Ballerinas: On a Pedestal, Written Out of History

Emily Coates | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Emily Coates

When women are not promoted into positions of leadership, we stop hearing their voices.

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.

When Street Art Infiltrates The Ballet World, The Results Are Pure Magic

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

The New York City Ballet has developed a crush on the contemporary art world, and we couldn't be happier about it. Last year the dance institution...

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 ...

Is Romance Within A Ballet Company Inevitable?

Posted 12.09.2013 | Arts

The tight ensembles, the undulating bodies, hours upon hours of practice... it doesn't come as a big surprise that ballet dancers in the same company ...

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...

Peek Inside The Cutthroat World Of The New York City Ballet

Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts

Whether or not you actually intend on wearing toe shoes within your lifetime, you can briefly experience the high-intensity life of a ballet dancer in...

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?

City.Ballet Is Basically 'Center Stage' IRL

Posted 11.18.2013 | Arts

If your heart beats faster for all the drama, drive, talent and tiny buns in "Center Stage," prepare yourself for the webseries of your dreams. Th...

Life Inside The New York City Ballet Is Even Crazier Than You Imagined

Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts

Welcome to the New York City Ballet, where competition is cutthroat, dancing is like breathing and Sarah Jessica Parker narrates everything. A new...