Opera ballet

Benjamin Millepied on One year at the Paris Opera Ballet and the company’s new film project

Photo: Amy Graves/WireImage When it was announced in early 2013 that Benjamin Millepied would take over the Paris Opera Ballet from longtime director Brigitte Lefevre, something like a seismic wave hit the ballet world: Millepied was an accomplished choreographer, a former director of the New York City Ballet, and had founded a small troupe, the […]

Ballet academy

LAHS student spends summer at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy | Community

Photos courtesy of Jillian SMithLos Altos High junior Jillian Smith studied at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy over the summer, above. While in Moscow, she toured the sites, including Red Square, right. Jillian Smith, a high school student from Los Altos, traveled to Moscow this summer, landing a six-week language and ballet scholarship at the Bolshoi […]

Ballet academy

Russian Ballet Academy of Maryland opens new studio in Columbia – Baltimore Sun

Do you remember the anthem from the musical “A Chorus Line”? “All I needed was the music, the mirror and the chance to dance.” Indeed, Marvin Hamlisch’s words remain as poignant as ever today, 40 years after the show opened on Broadway. More than fame and fortune, most dancers are simply looking for enough space […]