Tag: abt ii

It's All About Alys

A year or so ago, Dance Spirit associate editor Margaret Fuhrer came into the office raving about this ballerina she’d seen. We all tuned in as Margaret, our resident ballet guru, went on about Alys Shee. Lithe, lovely—and young, just 15 years old—Alys Shee, was dancing with American Ballet Theatre’s second company, ABT II, at the […]

School Buzz: Ballet On Campus

Ballet On Campus Many colleges lack ballet-oriented dance departments. So these two new student-run companies took it upon themselves to provide outlets for brainy ballet dancers. Columbia Ballet Collaborative: In the summer of 2007, five Columbia University students met at a diner to talk about how much they missed their mutual passion: ballet. A few […]