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 | April 25, 2016 - 11:17 am

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 | April 21, 2016 - 11:01 am

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 | January 22, 2016 - 5:30 pm

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 | September 9, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Dear ABT: Promote Misty Copeland To Principal Dancer

Ballet needs Misty Copeland.

Megan Reynolds | June 22, 2015 - 3:00 pm

“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 | April 28, 2015 - 4:00 pm

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 | November 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm

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 | August 21, 2014 - 10:40 am

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 | August 2, 2014 - 2:00 pm

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 | June 3, 2014 - 3:42 pm

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 | February 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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