Ballet Beautiful

    Jimena, PNB Summer Course 2015     Photo by Dina Johnsen Photography     Kaori Nakamura (former principal dancer with Pacific Northwest Ballet)     Studio Life: Head and shoulders, knees and toes. The National Ballet of Canada     Pacific Northwest Ballet’s  Corps de Ballet in Swan Lake     Dance Open International Ballet […]

Ballet Beautiful

Olesya Novikova rehearsing Frederick Ashton’sMarguerite and Armand © Svetlana Avvakum.     Backstage at the Mariinsky Theatre after Swan Lake Photo by Marc Olich       Olesya Novikova and Konstantin Zverev rehearsing Frederick Ashton’sMarguerite and Armand © Svetlana Avvakum.       via:prima-ballet       Olesya Novikova and Konstantin Zverev rehearsing Frederick Ashton’sMarguerite […]

Fondu Tendue, Ballerina Life

    To the barre.     The Style Line     Saint Louis Ballet Swan Corps ready to fly. Photos by Sigmund Mulnik           plie tendu releve’ fondue brise’ echappe’ via:bighardssun     Ballerina life: Prøve i Operaen. Fotos: Solist Holly Jean Dorger, korpsdanser Silvia Selvini og korpsdanser James Clark. […]

Artistic Beautiful

via:deliciousdistracti Ekaterina Borchenko in Giselle © Mirko Cvjetko   “That summer  We fed our hearts on dust.” — Dan Beachy-Quick, from “Posterity, this me is Now,” Mulberry.   Léonore Baulac and Allister Madin ‘HAUT VOL’ filmed by Louis de Caunes       via:littlepawz       Amandine Albisson and Stephane Bullion rehearse Jose Martinez’ Les enfants […]

Ballet Gorgeous

Gorgeous backstage photography of the dancers from The Cape Town Ballet by photographer Lar Rattray. * Photographer Lar Rattray: “I know I’m not alone in saying that I’ve always been drawn to what happens ‘behind the velvet curtain’. It’s one of those inexplicable childlike fascinations… so I literally leapt at the chance to go backstage with a friend […]

Russian Ballerina

  “That she is young, has exquisite feet, an ideal physique, is musically alert and technically assured… But Shapran seems to give each step, each action, an inner life that is revealed to us as she moves.”   Financial Times     KRISTINA SHAPRAN   PHOTOGRAPHY: ROGOV BUNDENKO         Born in Leningrad […]

Shall we dance?

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”   – Alan Watts Alina Somova at Vaganova Ballet Academy       American Ballet Theatre’s Courtney Lavine on her journey as a dancer and her passion for bringing ballet to the masses.   […]

Practice makes perfect.

    The theme of the day is ‘extend beyond’! (Misa Kuranaga and Jeffrey Cirio in rehearsal for Balanchine’s “Theme and Variations” at Boston Ballet. Photo by Liza Voll.) Liza Voll Photography     via:pirouetteforlife     Semyon Chudin rehearsing ‘Don Quixote’ at the Stanislavsky Theatre.     Anna Osadcenko     Olga rehearsing Nikiya,  La Bayadere, […]