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, […]


Ballerina Yevgenia Obraztsova in “Romeo and Juliet” – First solist at Mariinsky Ballet   faith     Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov in rehearsal to The Taming of the Shrew Photo by Elena Fetisova       “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there […]


  “Something in my soul was rising, rising, ceaselessly, painfully, and refused to be still.”   – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, from Notes from Underground (Everyman’s Library, 2004)   Stuttgart Ballet Jason Reilly and Maria Eichwald.   Vienna State Ballet “Windspiele” – “Wind Games”   © Jack Devant   heart   Cincinnati Ballet Abigail Morwood and James […]

Sweet Feet

Carla Korbes, rehearsal, Swan Lake at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photography by Lindsay Thomas. via:carlaswansong   First Position   Photo by Amber Hunt Photography   Bolshoi girls 2012 graduation performance, dégagé a la seconde     Isabelle Ciaravola’s foot.   Maria Khoreva on instagram     Carla Korbes, rehearsal, Swan Lake at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Photography by Lindsay Thomas. […]

Ballet Beautiful

Svetlana Zakharova, “Giselle” by Gene Schiavone Ballerina Ludmila Pagliero rehearsal of Notre Dame de Paris. – Photo by © Anne Denieau Mikhailovsky / Duato Diana Vishneva Svetlana Zakharova in The Dying Swan by: Jack Devant Ulyana by Mark Olich La Sylphide Daria Khokhlova by Jack Devant

Artistic Beauty

Edvard Munch “From the Riviera” 1892   “I thought I would be understood without words.”   -Vincent Van Gogh, in a letter to Theo Van Gogh via:larmoyante     Camille Pissarro (1830 – 1903) Le Quai du Pothuis à Pontoise (1872) oil on canvas 45.1 x 55.2 cm Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, USA     […]


Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet) is the largest dance company in the Netherlands. Megan Zimny Kaftira and Remi Wörtmeyer in rehearsal for La Dame aux Camélias   photography by Altin Kaftira The Dutch National Ballet was formed in 1961 when the Amsterdam Ballet and the Nederlands Ballet merged. The company has been directed bySonia Gaskell (1961–1969), Rudi […]

Raising the barre

Evgeniya Obraztsova   The Royal Ballet’s production of Swan Lake   Ashley Ellis, “Diamonds” from “Jewels” (George Balanchine), Boston Ballet © NYC Dance Project (Deborah Ory and Ken Browar)   Misty Copeland rehearsing Swan Lake Washington Ballet   “In an historic move, two African-American ballet dancers performed the lead roles in the Washington Ballet’s “Swan Lake” […]