Good news, ballet lovers! The wait for Season Two of "city.ballet." is finally over—all twelve episodes will be available here starting November 4.
Lauren Lovette and Craig Hall in rehearsal (photo via "city.ballet")
Last season, we all fell in love with the show that offers an inside look at New York City Ballet, and we ate up every episode. We learned about the company's ranks, the truth about dating your fellow dancers, what it's like to be a man in the ballet world and what it means to sacrifice for your passion. This season promises to give us more #realtalk about recovering from injuries, dealing with age and other tough topics.
Additionally, Season Two will feature a few of our favorite NYCB dancers (Sara Mearns and Chase Finlay have been name-dropped!) in their day-to-day lives. We can't wait to see what new insights these beautiful dancers will give us. Stay tuned for more updates!
(From left) Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland (all photos by Erin Baiano)
Dance Spirit's 2019 Cover Model Search finalists: Darriel Johnakin, Diego Pasillas, and Emma Sutherland! One of them will win a spot on Dance Spirit's Fall 2019 cover. Learn more about the dancers on their profile pages, and then vote for your favorite below. You can vote once a day now through July 15.
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In our "Dear Katie" series, Miami City Ballet soloist Kathryn Morgan answers your pressing dance questions. Have something you want to ask Katie? Email email@example.com for a chance to be featured!
When I sit with the soles of my feet together, my knees easily touch the floor, and most exercises to improve turnout are easy for me. But when I'm actually dancing, my turnout is terrible, especially on my standing leg. Why doesn't my flexibility translate to turnout?
The dark, deeply personal video is Yang's coming-out moment. We see Yang being rejected by his family, condemned by a preacher, and attacked by a hostile mob after attempting to express himself as a gay man. Though not a professional dancer (as we found out in "The Try Guys Try Ballet"), Yang is a gifted mover; he choreographed the project himself, and gathered a group of talented performers to bring the story to life.