Congratulations to the gaggle of New York City Ballet dancers who were just promoted! No fewer than 11 of the company's finest are feeling pretty great today. Here's the rundown:
Adrian Danchig-Waring, Chase Finlay and Ask la Cour are now principals.
Lauren King, Ashley Laracey, Megan Lecrone, Lauren Lovette, Justin Peck, Brittany Pollack, Georgina Pazcoguin and Taylor Stanley are now soloists.
We're just about bursting with happiness for all of these lovelies—I mean, the list is basically a rundown of our NYCB faves. But we're especially glad for Miss Lauren Lovette and Mr. Taylor Stanley, our September 2010 cover stars, who we've been rooting for from the very beginning.
Just look how young and adorable they were at their cover shoot! And now they're all growed up. We feel like proud parents. *sniff*
(All photos by Erin Baiano)
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Lately, New York City Ballet corps member and choreographer, Troy Schumacher, has been busy making one amazing thing after the next. His second world premiere for NYCB, Common Ground, was a huge hit. So it's no surprise the teaser for the his latest work, "Invisible Divide," for his company BalletCollective is equally as enjoyable.
Members of BalletCollective in All That We See. (Photo Matthew Murphy)
The video, which features music by Ellis Ludwig-Leone of the band San Fermin, was shot while the company was in residence in Telluride, CO, this past summer. (Fun fact: Ludwig-Leone also composed the score for Common Ground, as well as multiple other BalletCollective pieces. It's another indie-music/choreographer combo made in heaven!) Even better, BalletCollective is made up of some of NYCB's brightest: Harrison Coll, Lauren King, Claire Kretzschmar, Ashley Laracey, Meagan Mann, David Prottas and Taylor Stanley. Yeah, let that list sink in for a minute. #StarPower.
Mann in the moment. (Still from "Invisible Divide")
Invisible Divide premieres November 4 and 5 at NYU's Skirball Center. In the meantime, the teaser vid will have to do—we know we'll be watching on repeat. Check it out below!
Oh my gosh, ladies. Wedding dresses. Pointe shoes. WEDDING DRESSES AND POINTE SHOES. I think I just lost my mind.
This summer was huge for NYC dancer brides. You already know about Tiler Peck's wedding to fellow New York City Ballet principal Robbie Fairchild. But they weren't the only happy couple. NYCB soloist Ashley Laracey tied the knot with dancer and choreographer Troy Schumacher, and Brittany Pollack, also a City Ballet soloist, said "I do" to former NYCB principal Jonathan Stafford.
Across Lincoln Center Plaza, six—count 'em, 6!—American Ballet Theatre gals were engaged as of this spring, and five have since gotten married. To celebrate the marriage mania, Brides magazine dressed them up in one-of-a-kind wedding dresses for its October/November issue.
The opening spread in Brides
Print photo by Alexei Hay
In Brides, ABT principal Isabella Boylston modeled a dress by Elizabeth Stuart. It's strikingly similar to the first gorgeous gown, designed by Cushie et Ochs, she wore at her wedding this July. (She wore a different dress later, because, of course.)
(Left) Boylston in Brides, photo by Alexei Hay; (right) photo via Instagram
Former corps member Nicola Curry (she plans to join Australian Ballet) got to play in an ethereal gown designed by Mira Zwillinger. It's not exactly similar to the dress she wore in real life—but one look at her Instagram feed makes it clear her wedding day was totally dreamlike.
(left) Curry in Brides, photo by Alexei Hay; (right) photo via Instagram
And here's Brittany DeGrofft's get-up by David Fieldon Sposa in Brides. DeGrofft is a super-new newlywed—she and fellow corps member Patrick Ogle got hitched on Tuesday! Congrats, lovebirds!
(left) DeGrofft in Brides, photo by Alexei Hay; (right) via Instagram
Before you start adding these photos to your wedding-inspiration Pinterest board (it's never too early to start!), take a look at the ultra-gorgeous behind-the-scenes video of the Brides photo shoot: