Ballet

Breathtaking Bourrées

When I was a young ballet student, I used to pop in my favorite video of Giselle and quickly fast-forwardMore »

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Partnering for Newbies

You’re at a summer intensive, taking your first pas de deux class—ever. Your palms sweat as you grasp your partner’sMore »

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Hop to It!

You’re at a performance of Giselle, watching the ballerina hop on pointe during her Act I variation like it’s theMore »

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Web Bonus: Tutu Care

(Click here to check out “How to Dance in a Tutu.”) Cleaning the skirt: Don’t get the netting or theMore »

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How to Dance in a Tutu

Shortly after joining San Francisco Ballet at 16, I wore my first real tutu: a gorgeous white number for GeorgeMore »

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Mastering the Vaganova technique

Precision. Quiet power. Controlled strength. Regal carriage. Vaganova-trained dancers are easy to spot: Their technique is deeply internalized and theirMore »

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