We updated your favorite story-ballet tutus with modern details that’ll please any 21st-century prima ballerina. Who needs a cavalier, anyway? Modeled by Cheyenne Fitzsimons and Martina Sandionigi, dancers with New York Dance Project (a professional company and training program in NYC). Photography by Nathan Sayers. Hair and makeup by Angela Huff for Mark Edward Inc. […]
After only a week on Instagram and just 20 posts, a mystery account known as @biscuitballerina has already amassed more than 900 followers. What’s her secret? TERRIBLE technique. Biscuit Ballerina ® on Instagram: “Oops! Forgot to spot front. Lolz, Mr. B wouldn’t be too happy. #balancinefail #balancineballerina #tchaipas #attack #piqué #speed #agility…” That’s right: although […]
Every ballet dancer knows the time, sweat, and occasional tears the art form demands. But many non-dancers are clueless about just how much work a ballet dancer puts into perfecting his or her dancing. So when the mainstream crowd recognizes our crazy work ethic, we’ll accept the round of applause any way it comes—even if […]
It’s no secret that we’re as obsessed with pretty costumes as we are with the pretty dancers who wear them. There’s just something so magical about following the life of a tutu, or going behind the scenes to see how costume shops take their creations from the page to the stage. Costumes also hold a […]
Gisele Bethea stands in the center of a rehearsal studio at American Ballet Theatre’s headquarters, breathing hard. The ABT apprentice (who was then a member of the ABT Studio Company) and her partner have just finished running a pas de deux from La Bayadère. With her impossibly long legs and regal bearing, Gisele makes a […]
You guys, it’s just tutu much! (I’m sorry. I had to.) One look at the insanely beautiful, brand new tutus for David McAllister’s The Sleeping Beauty at The Australian Ballet is enough to make you wish you could live in a mountain of pink tulle and gemstones for the rest of your life. As […]
Wouldn’t it be nice to fly around the world and see every dance-related performance, exhibit and event? Le sigh. Fortunately the interwebz make it easy to get a glimpse of international dance beauty, even if we can’t be there in person. Case in point: The Palais Garnier is currently exhibiting some of the most spectacular […]
Welcome spring with gorgeous ballet costumes in shades of fuchsia, peony and blush.