ballet

Ballez Is Ballet For Lesbian, Queer, And Trans People, & It’s Revolutionary

Ballet is not known for being terribly inclusive, but choreographer Katy Pyle’s new company Ballez seeks to change that by featuring queer and transgender dancers in subversive reimaginings of classic…

Jenni Miller |

This Louisiana Ballet Company’s Photo Is Nothing Short Of Incredible

The way we’re programmed to think of ballet is through an exceedingly narrow white filter. Everything from the pasty white”flesh-colored” tights and shoes to many of the Eurocentric bone-structure ideals

Bronwyn Isaac |

Feast Your Eyes On This Ballet Routine Set To Adele’s ‘All I Have’

This video features the dancers Zola Smart and DJ Williams performing a flawless routine choreographed by Will B. Bell, which honestly has me thinking: “OUCH, PLEASE DON’T HURT YOURSELF. THIS…

Bronwyn Isaac |

Watch Misty Copeland Talk About Discrimination In Ballet In The Trailer For “A Ballerina’s Tale”

“I heard I wasn’t right for the company. I wasn’t right for ballet. My skin was too dark. I was too muscular. My bust was too big.”

Megan Reynolds |

Dear ABT: Promote Misty Copeland To Principal Dancer

Ballet needs Misty Copeland.

Megan Reynolds |

“Flesh And Bone” Is The Gritty Ballet Drama You Didn’t Know You Needed

This will fill the space “Center Stage” left in your heart, because I do believe that’s Charlie in the trailer!

Megan Reynolds |

How Shoes Made Me More Aware Of My Mortality

Two weeks before the Chicago Marathon, I bought a new model of the shoes I’d been training in and started running in them to try to break them in for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

Misty Copeland’s Life Story To Become A Film

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland, the second African-American female soloist to dance with the American Ballet Theater, will be the subject of a new movie. The film will be an…

Jessica Wakeman |

Prepare To Watch Misty Copeland Make You Feel Inadequate

Every muscle in my body hurts just by watching Misty Copeland dance in this Under Armour ad. The American Ballet Theater ballerina (the first African-American soloist, in fact!) is utterly…

Jessica Wakeman |

Watch Ballerinas Take On Their Toughest Moves In Slow Motion

There’s a reason people will still pay an arm and a leg to see the ballet in the age of Netflix and the internet – it’s totally mind blowing. The…

Claire Hannum |

Girl Talk: I Left Ballet Over A Dance Injury

It was a typical Orange County night at the tail end of a long, lazy winter break. The plethora of yogurt shops in the neighborhood were closing, and even if…

Sarah Gray |

In “The Slutcracker Ballet,” The Sugar Plum Fairy Goes Burlesque

Everyone should see “The Nutcracker” ballet at least once in their lifetime. And if you’re demented like me, you should see the ballet/burlesque fusion show “The Slutcracker” at least once,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Ryan Gosling Does Ballet, Designed His Own Motorcycle Jacket

It’s a good thing Amelia is not working from The Frisky’s office today. The amount of panty-creaming [Eww. — Editor] that would result from her reading this article about Ryan Gosling

Jessica Wakeman |

Natalie Portman’s Guy, Benjamin Millepied, Models For YSL’s Cologne

Sporting a blue suit and three day scruff, ballet dancer and Natalie Portman’s baby daddy, Benjamin Millepied, launched his modeling career, posing for Yves Saint Laurent. He’s shilling L’Homme Libre…

Julie Gerstein |

Morning Quickies: Lindsay Lohan Should Have Been In “Black Swan,” Says Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is upset she was not considered for “Black Swan” because she studied ballet until she was 19, writer Jacquelynn Powers claims in a piece she wrote about…

Jessica Wakeman |

Truly Torturous Toe Shoes

We’re all for wearing completely unreasonable and painful shoes, but en pointe Louboutins? No. No no no. Louboutin made them to benefit the English National Ballet — they’ll be auctioned…

Julie Gerstein |

Natalie Portman’s “Black Swan” Dance Double Continues To Speak Out

Natalie Portman drew raves for dancing like a professional ballerina in “Black Swan.” If it looked impossible, that’s because it was, according to what Sarah Lane, Portman’s dance double, said…

TV Squad |

Dancer Claims She Doubled For Natalie Portman In “Black Swan,” Was Asked To Keep Quiet

Natalie Portman has been called many things over the past few months: superstar, A-lister, Oscar winner. But today she is being called something else: big, fat, dirty liar.

Starpulse |

Benjamin Millepied: Who Is Natalie Portman’s Fiance?

Okay, so most of us spent this past weekend celebrating the holidays with our families. But Natalie Portman, overachiever that she is, decided to get knocked up and engaged. She…

Julie Gerstein |
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