Opera ballet

Crystal Pite takes on her biggest challenge yet at the Paris Opera Ballet

Canadian choreographer and dancer Crystal Pite, seen here at the Opera Garnier in Paris on October 8, 2019, is no stranger to pressure on the world stage.Joel SAGET/AFP/Getty Images It’s 9 a.m. at the Palais Garnier, the imposing home of the Paris Opera Ballet, and Crystal Pite is listening to Chopin alone in her dressing […]

Ballet academy

Boston Ballet School establishes professional ballet academy at Walnut Hill School for the Arts

The Boston Ballet School and Walnut Hill School for the Arts on Tuesday announced a partnership to create the nation’s first all-inclusive professional ballet academy. Launching in the fall of 2020 at Walnut Hill in Natick, the academy will draw on Boston Ballet School’s top educators and enroll the school’s top students, providing access to […]

Ballet academy

Queensland Ballet Academy rejoices on all fronts at Gala

The Queensland Ballet Academy rejoiced on all fronts on the opening night of its inaugural gala. In addition to celebrating the talents of its cohort, the Academy was also reveling in the success of its one-day fundraising campaign to support the fit-out of its new bespoke premises at Kelvin Grove College, as well as the […]

Ballet dancer

Monday Profile: Lifelong Ballet Dancer, “Always On That Stage” Teacher

After Dolan Shoemaker’s first ballet performance as a student at the Women’s University of Mississippi, her father’s comments were succinct. “It seems a lot harder than I thought,” Shoemaker recalled. Shoemaker’s parents had traveled from Decatur to support his new venture, and he took those words as praise from his hard-working father – a farmer […]