Tag: lauren lovette

5 Dancers and Their Cats You Need to Meet Right Meow

There’s nothing more purrrrfect than some fabulous trinas and their feline friends. We’re not kitten: These bonds are paw-sitively adorable! From hanging out backstage to working out together and more, these pairs will pas de chat their way straight into your heart. 1. New York City Ballet principal Gonzalo Garcia and Gordo Posing below with […]

Lauren Lovette Writes a Letter to Her Teenage Self

New York City principal Lauren Lovette has become an icon thanks to her emotional maturity and exceptional musicality. The 26-year-old quickly rose through the ranks after joining the company as an apprentice in 2009, reaching principal status in 2015. A Thousand Oaks, CA, native, Lovette started studying ballet seriously at age 11, at the Cary […]

Ballerinas Talk About the Agony of De Feet

The Washington Post just ran a rather epic story about ballerinas’ intense, inherently abusive relationships with their feet. And while a lot of it is stuff that serious dancers already know—getting up on pointe requires dancers to be as strong as football players, every dancer has her own pointe shoe break-in method, etc—the piece also […]

NYCB's Next Generation

Plus, the gala dinner setup was gorgeous! (photo via NYCB) For ballet nerds like me, there are few things more exciting than watching young dancers develop into beautiful, authoritative artists. Last night, New York City Ballet’s spring gala opened with a work that let some of my favorite rising stars prove just how much they’ve […]

11 Promotions at NYCB!

Congratulations to the gaggle of New York City Ballet dancers who were just promoted! No fewer than 11 of the company’s finest are feeling pretty great today. Here’s the rundown: Adrian Danchig-Waring , Chase Finlay and Ask la Cour are now principals. Lauren King , Ashley Laracey, Megan Lecrone, Lauren Lovette, Justin Peck, Brittany Pollack, […]

JR's Dance Film Starring Lauren Lovette

As you know, French artist JR collaborated with New York City Ballet on 2014’s Les Bosquets, a dance that combined ballet and jookin’. It was inspired by a housing project in Montfermeil on the outskirts of Paris—the epicenter of social and political protest in 2005. I love JR’s work. I’m totally obsessed with his Instagram […]

Laurie Hernandez Visited NYCB—and It's the Best Thing Ever

Olympic gymnast, recent Mirror Ball Trophy winner and all-around adorable human Laurie Hernandez has gifted us the most AMAZING holiday present of all time: a video of her stopping by New York City Ballet to learn a dance from The Nutcracker. 🙌 The video, shot by Teen Vogue, shows principal Lauren Lovette leading Hernandez in a […]