Category Archives: Ballet

Perfect Your Italian Fouettes

Mastering consecutive Italian fouettés can feel like a monumental challenge, but every dancer who wants a principal role in classics … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet

Arabesque Advice

Despite starting ballet as a toddler, training at the schools of both Boston Ballet and National Ballet of Canada and … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet

Tips from Gillian Murphy and Ethan Stiefel from The Ballet Companion

Pirouette Tips from Gillian Murphy Don’t move your front heel before you turn. Push off with both legs, but keep … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet

The Importance of Epaulement

It describes the elegant sweep of Irina Dvorovenko’s neck, it can mean the subtle difference between automaton and artist—and without … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet

Giving Comps Credit

If you can’t make it to Boston to see Melissa Hough dance, do a YouTube search and you’ll find she’s … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet

San Francisco Ballet’s Vanessa Zahorian Talks About Dancing Aurora

Vanessa Zahorian has been on the fast track ever since she joined San Francisco Ballet in 1997. She attained the … Continue reading

Posted in Ballet