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Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists!

Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists!

Congrats to ABT's Three New Soloists! It’s that time of year: American Ballet Theatre has just announced promotions, and they’re as exciting as ever. This season, it’s all about the ladies: corps de ballet members Zhong-Jing Fang, Catherine Hurlin and Katherine Williams have been promoted to soloist, effective September 1. Though none of these choices are surprises per se, it’s nice to see artistic director Kevin McKenzie acknowledge the hard work of two longtime dancers. ... Read More »

9 Ways Dancers Spend & Save Their Paychecks

9 Ways Dancers Spend & Save Their Paychecks

9 Ways Dancers Spend & Save Their Paychecks Dancers are not known for bringing in the big bucks. Even commercial dancers, who can land high-paying jobs, often struggle to save enough to see themselves through periods between gigs. But dancers are nothing if not crafty. We asked five pros for their tips on how to spend and save strategically, no matter how much money you’re making. Know How Much You Can Spend Each Month Keeping ... Read More »

What Soccer Players Could Learn From Dancers, According to Herman Cornejo

What Soccer Players Could Learn From Dancers, According to Herman Cornejo

What Soccer Players Could Learn From Dancers, According to Herman Cornejo Whenever World Cup season comes around, Herman Cornejo is as happy as a kid on Christmas morning. “Since I joined ABT 20 years ago, every time there’s a World Cup, we are also at the Met,” says the American Ballet Theatre principal. “It’s the biggest event in soccer happening simultaneously with being able to dance on the Met stage!” Like most Argentinians, Cornejo grew ... Read More »

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie on Collaborating—and Clashing—With Her Brother

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie on Collaborating—and Clashing—With Her Brother

Ephrat "Bounce" Asherie on Collaborating—and Clashing—With Her Brother Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie is no stranger to Jacob’s Pillow. The New York–based b-girl has performed on the famous Inside/Out stage and at the Doris Duke Theatre and has appeared several times as a guest artist with Dorrance Dance. The native Israeli returns this summer as the first recipient of the Jacob’s Pillow Fellowship at Tilles Center for the #Performing Arts at LIU Post (which includes a $15,000 ... Read More »

How Could I Get Injured While Recovering from an Injury?

How Could I Get Injured While Recovering from an Injury?

How Could I Get Injured While Recovering from an Injury? How could I get a bone bruise from wearing a boot for a stress fracture in my fifth metatarsal? It’s taking forever to go away, and I can’t dance full-out. Help! —Anonymous, New York, NY A metatarsal injury like yours (aka the “dancer’s fracture”) typically needs six to eight weeks to heal in a short boot that’s removable at night. Unfortunately, a bone bruise can ... Read More »

SF Ballet’s “Boundless” Symposium Explores How Ballet is Evolving

SF Ballet’s “Boundless” Symposium Explores How Ballet is Evolving

SF Ballet’s “Boundless” Symposium Explores How Ballet is Evolving The first week of San Francisco Ballet’s Unbound: A Festival of New Works was all about new ballets, with 12 world premieres by the likes of Justin Peck, Dwight Rhoden and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa. The second weekend provided time to reflect, as artists and influencers gathered for “Boundless: A Symposium on Ballet’s Future.” Dance Magazine sat in on two sessions. Virginia Johnson, Helgi Tomasson and Marina ... Read More »

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls Tie for Most Tony Nominations

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls Tie for Most Tony Nominations

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls Tie for Most Tony Nominations It’s Broadway awards season (hello Tony, Chita Rivera and Drama Desk Awards!), and this year, there’s a lot for fans to sing and dance about. If you’re a millennial, your heart is certainly happy with this morning’s Tony announcement: SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls scored the most nominations for a musical at 12 each. (The two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child got 10.) ... Read More »

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