Great Ballet Partnerships

Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, one of Ballet's Greatest Partnerships. Image: YouTube Excerpt.

In the world of ballet, pairing up two dancers is almost like creating a marriage. There must be chemistry, communication and trust.  The male ballet dancer must be confident and strong in his  lifts; the ballerina must also be strong and at the same time allow him to support her. Pas de deux require enormous communication that is perfected over time, just like a good marriage.  This makes for great ballet partnerships that can last up to decades and define dancers' careers. Sid Smith … [Read more...]

Featured Ballerina: Alessandra Ferri [Video]

Alessandra Ferri's feet on Sting music video.

Alessandra Ferri is one of my favorite ballerinas. Not only because she has the most incredibly beautiful ballet feet, but because of her powerful stage presence and dramatic interpretation, as you'll witness in the music video below where she appears with Sting: as he plays, she dances with absolute technical control and spiritual abandon. How did Alessandra Ferri get started? Alessandra Ferri was born in Milan, Italy in 1963. She studied at Teatro alla Scala, Milan, until the age of 15, … [Read more...]

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