Ballet academy

Julian MacKay on graduating from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia

If you are looking At Julian MacKay’s name on YouTube, you can find a video of a little blond boy standing in front of a school entrance. This is Julian, then a student at the famous Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow. The surprising part? He’s from Montana, he reveals, “which is known for bison and […]

Ballet dancer

Royal Ballet dancer fed up with critics’ references to his red hair | royal ballet

A Royal Ballet principal dancer has turned on a reviewer for repeatedly mentioning her red hair and fair skin in reviews. In a interview with the TimesEdward Watson, who turns 40 this month, said it was ridiculous that the critic, whom he did not name, continued to refer to his skin tone and hair color. […]

Ballet choreographers

The Reigning Ballet Choreographers of the 21st Century

Ballet in the 21st century shows no signs of slowing down: this spring, more than a dozen works by two of today’s reigning ballet choreographers, Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon, are slated for the stage. The eclectic mix covers ballets with full narratives and several with hints of stories or no plots at all. Taken […]