Category Archives: Ballet

Chaînés for Days

Watching Misa Kuranaga, a principal dancer at Boston Ballet, whip through a diagonal of chaîné turns with unbelievable speed is … Continue reading

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Dancing Robbins

I’ve just made my entrance in Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, stepping onstage into a set designed to look … Continue reading

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Perfect Piqués

It’s the end of class, and you’re whipping through a diagonal of piqué turns. You spin across the floor as … Continue reading

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Dancing Balanchine

It’s a thrilling moment: My fellow corps members and I rise to our toes and begin hopping on pointe in … Continue reading

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The In-Betweens

Every dancer dreams about exploding into a huge saut de chat or gliding through a buttery-smooth pirouette. Those big moments … Continue reading

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Pirouette Troubleshooting

Ah, pirouettes. They’re delicate little operations. Nothing beats the rush of finishing a set of solid multiples, but even the … Continue reading

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