Opera ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet finds freedom in its Tribute to Jerome Robbins

Even ballet companies are looking for unlikely costumes this Halloween. Take the Paris Opera Ballet, where the dancers generally love their moody, sophisticated characters, but this week found themselves playing carefree American sailors. The occasion was Jerome Robbins’ company first Fantasy Free, as part of a tribute to the versatile American choreographer on the occasion […]

Ballet dancer

Ballet dancer Misty Copeland talks to LI kids

We caught up with Misty Copeland recently after one of her rehearsals in Manhattan. She is a prima ballerina at the American Ballet Theatre. This means she dances the lead roles in some of the ballets they perform. She was the first African-American prima ballerina of the American Ballet Theatre. Before that, she was also […]