Tag Archives: George Balanchine

#TBT Dance Crush: Tanaquil Le Clercq

We all have dance crushes. But I’m a bit of a weirdo: The majority of my dance crushes are, uh,More »

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Reconstructing Classic Costumes at NYCB

Few places seem more glamorous—at least from the outside—than the ballet costume shop. World-class seamstresses lovingly handcrafting the gorgeous tutusMore »

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A Tale of Two Nutcrackers

Ah, Nutcracker season. Sure, as a dancer it’s pretty much a nightmare. But as an audience member—especially in dance-stuffed NYC—it’sMore »

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Why We Love The Nutcracker

Like many of you, I’m guessing, seeing The Nutcracker every year was a major holiday tradition growing up. My studioMore »

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Edward Villella’s New Ballet—on Ice

Edward Villella is basically a ballet saint. For years an incredibly charismatic principal dancer with the New York City Ballet,More »

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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 inMore »

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