Tag: bloopers

Legends of the Fall

We all have nightmare stories about falling onstage. Mine happened when I was 16, dancing my first real soloist role in my first real tutu ballet. I was supposed to enter with a big, beautiful grand jeté. But on opening night, something went wrong. My back foot slipped as I attempted to push off for […]


Technical mishaps, wardrobe malfunctions, run-ins with the scenery—we’ve all been there. Most dancers have had at least one cringe-worthy onstage moment. Here, nine professionals share theirs. You’ll laugh—and feel a little better about that time your tap shoe flew off and landed on the judges’ table!   Taylor Gordon, freelance ballet dancer: A few years […]