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The Washington Ballet's Maki Onuki Describes Her Path from Injury to Recovery

Maki Onuki has been with The Washington Ballet for a remarkable 14 seasons. She’s danced lead roles in almost every ballet in the company’s repertoire, from Serenade to Giselle, Swan Lake to Don Quixote, Le Corsaire to La Sylphide. This fall, Onuki was in rehearsal for TWB’s fall program, NEXTsteps, set to originate a role […]

Brooklyn Mack to Debut With American Ballet Theatre in "Le Corsaire"

American Ballet Theatre announced today that Brooklyn Mack, a former Washington Ballet star, will join the company as a guest for its spring season at the Metropolitan Opera House. Currently an in-demand international guest artist, Mack will dance in three performances of ABT’s Le Corsaire this June. Known for his powerful, show-stopping bravura, Mack first […]

10 Ballets For When You'd Rather Watch Your Literature

When American Ballet Theatre announced yesterday that it would be adding Jane Eyre to its stable of narrative full-lengths, the English nerds in the DM offices (read: most of us) got pretty excited. Cathy Marston’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel was created for England’s Northern Ballet in 2016, and, based on the clips that […]

Not Your Average 'Nutcracker': The World's Most Imaginative Productions

When most of us think of The Nutcracker, we imagine a growing Christmas tree, dancing mice, and a little girl named Clara (or Marie) traveling to the Land of Sweets. But companies around the world have been reinventing the holiday classic, changing the storyline or adding their own spectacular sets and characters. To get in […]

This Is How a Ballerina Throws the First Pitch at a Baseball Game

Ah, the time-honored tradition of having non-baseball people throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a major league game. It’s usually a cute non-event, a fun photo opportunity for a politician or a local celeb. Which means that while it’s happening, most of the folks in the stands are rolling their eyes, eating their hot […]