What Is The Future Of Classical Ballet?

What is the Future of Classical Ballet

What is the future of classical ballet? What can young dancers, and the world of dance in general, expect down the road for classical ballet? These questions are answered in this short video by Christopher Wheeldon.  Wheeldon is the choreographer, artistic direct as well as the co-founder of "Morphoses" and The Wheeldon Company. In this video, he discusses the trend of young choreographers to be drawn more towards contemporary dance styles and "fears that ballet is doomed to be an … [Read more...]

Bolshoi Ballerina Resigns Russian Party

Bolshoi Ballerina  (Image: en.wikipedia.org)

As a ballerina, Anastasia Volochkova became the youngest soloist of the Mariinsky Ballet which was a first, as she was still a student there.  In 1998, she became a prima ballerina at the Bolshoi Ballet and continued to dance in numerous productions until 2003. She was let go at that time for being too tall and too heavy, then a Moscow court ruled "the Bolshoi Ballet had to reinstate Volochskova immediately and awarded her thousands of US dollars in back pay and damages." Needless to say, … [Read more...]

Anorexia and La Scala Ballet Dancers: The Ugly Truth is Out


Once again we are seeing Anorexia and La Scala Ballet Dancers in the news as a La Scala ballerina opens up about the issue of eating disorders. In her recently published book titled: "The Truth, Please, About Ballet," Maria Francesca Garritano of La Scala in Milan finally speaks about eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.   Anorexia and La Scala Ballet Dancers - It's A Serious Problem Breaking an unspoken rule never to discuss eating disorders among Italy's elite dance … [Read more...]

Ex-Ballet Dancer Builds Successful Online Business

New York City Ballet ex-ballet dancer, Mary Helen Bowers creates Ballet Beautiful

The strength, discipline and passion that is necessary to become a respected and loved ballerina, also happens to translate well into what is required of a savvy entrepreneur. While it may not be the first thing to pop into your head regarding professional dancers, this ex-ballet dancer builds successful online business from the ground and does it with the fineness that made her a great dancer. Necessity is truly the mother of invention, as you will see from this article in … [Read more...]

Natalie Portman’s Black Swan: “Unrealistic”

Black Swan courtesy of wikipedia.org

Natalie Portman's Black Swan - Unrealistic Royal Ballet principal dancer, Sarah Lamb says, regarding Natalie Portman's Black Swan - "Unrealistic".  She also shares her experience with ballet injuries, competition and her thoughts on the future of her career as a ballerina. Lamb is a truly beautiful dancer and you can see with each movement that she makes how much time, work and dedication went into perfecting her craft. As with any artist, she is fully devoted and passionate about what … [Read more...]

The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

What is it about this particular ballet that has people of all ages coming back year after year to see the Joffrey Ballet? The Nutcracker is one of the most beloved ballet traditions throughout the world. Watch the Joffrey Ballet The Nutcracker ballet. Their version is breathtaking. It appeals to both young and old, those interested in ballet as a whole, as well as those that only make it to this one ballet performance each year. It transcends all barriers and brings fans together from … [Read more...]

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