Tag: colorado ballet

5 Principal Dancers on the Ballet Steps That Still Challenge Them

Their technique might seem effortless onstage, but even the most seasoned ballet professionals have that one step that still drives them crazy. We asked five principal dancers to open up about the skills they still find challenging, and how they’re working to finesse them. Dana Benton as Kitri in Don Quixote (Francisco Estevez, courtesy Colorado […]

Meet Three Dancers Who Vlog

Between their flawless onstage performances and carefully crafted class videos, dancers can seem superhuman—especially to the general public. But even the most famous dancers have surprisingly relatable, offstage lives. For the select few who take audiences behind the scenes, a quick dive into their YouTube channels will show you exactly that. Robbie Downey may spend […]

Ballet Dancers Are Hardcore, Exhibit #209853

So, you saw Rocky*. (I mean, duh, because you had to do your research—the Broadway musical version is about to drop!) You watched Sylvester Stallone work out to “Eye of the Tiger.” And you were like, Whoa: Boxers are pretty intense. Well, forget boxers. You know who’s really intense? Ballet dancers, that’s who. Thanks to […]