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HCD to Present GISELLE, 7/25 HCD to Present GISELLE, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - July 02, 2015

The Hartt School Community Division (HCD) Dance Department presents Giselle, a ballet by Adolphe Adam, on Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford. Guest choreographer and artistic director of the produc... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents a New Swan Queen BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre Presents a New Swan Queen
by Rose Marija - July 02, 2015

At the matinee performance of Swan Lake on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Misty Copeland spread her wings, giving her first New York City performance of Odette-Odile in ABT's Swan Lake, choreography by Kevin McKenzie after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, to the glorious music of Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky. ... (more...)
American Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions American Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Arron Scott and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to Soloist effective August 1, 2015.   In addition, Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with San F... (more...)
ARB's Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Begins This Week ARB's Princeton Ballet School's Summer Intensive Program Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - June 30, 2015

On Monday, June 29, ballet students from around the world started their first day of training at Princeton Ballet School, the official school of NJ's premiere professional ballet company American Repertory Ballet, at the school's studios in the Princeton Shopping Center. This is Princeton Ballet Sch... (more...)
Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25 Limon International Dance Festival Set for Joyce Theater, 10/13-25
by BWW News Desk - June 25, 2015

For more than fifty years, works by José Limón have been performed by companies around the world, including the Royal Danish Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paris Opera Ballet, Bayerisches Staatsballet, and more. Now, approaching the Company's 70th Anniversary, the José Limón Dance Foundation will ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet BWW Reviews: Misty Copeland is American Ballet Theatre's Newest Juliet
by Rose Marija - June 24, 2015

On June 16, 2015, I was privileged to be in attendance at the Metropolitan Opera House for Misty Copeland's debut performance of Juliet in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Romeo and Juliet, set to Sergei Prokofiev's exciting score. This ballet has been in ABT's repertory since 1985, with scenery and costumes... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' Still Special BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' Still Special
by Lauren Wingenroth - June 24, 2015

In the wake of Julie Kent's Saturday retirement performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' emerges American Ballet Theatre's week-long run of 'Swan Lake' - their first production without the talents of their three recently retired superstars: Kent, Paloma Herrera, and Xiomara Reyes. Now one of only two Ameri... (more...)
Festival Ballet Theatre to Host 8th Annual GALA OF THE STARS This August Festival Ballet Theatre to Host 8th Annual GALA OF THE STARS This August
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Festival Ballet Theatre's annually sold-out 8th Annual Gala of the Stars showcases internationally revered guest artists from the world's most prestigious dance companies, along with FBT's accomplished resident company. This year's event will take place on Friday, August 14, 2015 at 6 p.m. as part o... (more...)
Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Season with Mariinsky Ballet, 9/24-27 Segerstrom Center to Open 2015-16 Season with Mariinsky Ballet, 9/24-27
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Russia's Mariinsky Ballet, one of the world's most influential and historically rich dance companies, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts September 24 - 27, 2015 opening the Center's 30th Season with Raymonda. Performing with the Mariinsky Orchestra, this will be the company's eighth visit to ... (more...)
World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center World Premiere of BalletNow Set for Music Center
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

Heightening its role as a powerful commissioning force, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center - The Music Center's acclaimed dance series - is introducing an exciting new chapter in dance with the world premiere of BalletNow, an original three-performance program for which American Balle... (more...)
Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer Houston Ballet Appoints Jared Matthews as New Principal Dancer
by BWW News Desk - June 23, 2015

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch promoted Jared Matthews to the rank of principal dancer after a well-received performance as Lucentio in John Cranko's production of The Taming of the Shrew on Saturday, June 20. ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillan BWW Reviews: Designing Women with Kenneth MacMillan
by Melia Kraus-har - June 23, 2015

American Ballet Theatre's 75th anniversary spring season honored the legacy of the company's seasoned dancers and showcased its younger ranks. Mixed bills displaying a range of classic and neo-classic roles segued into ABT's strongest realm: the story ballet. Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie offered... (more...)
American Repertory Ballet to Present NUTCRACKER IN JULY American Repertory Ballet to Present NUTCRACKER IN JULY
by BWW News Desk - June 22, 2015

July 1 through July 31, American Repertory Ballet will be celebrating 'Nutcracker in July,' offering discounted tickets for Nutcracker performances at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway and McCarter Theatre in Princeton. Additionally, ARB is celebrating the July kick-off of ticket sales f... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow to Present New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA, 6/24-28 Jacob's Pillow to Present New York Theatre Ballet's CINDERELLA, 6/24-28
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2015

Returning to Jacob's Pillow after back-to-back appearances in the Inside/Out performance series in 2007 and 2008, New York Theatre Ballet performs the quintessential, family-friendly story ballet Cinderella in the Doris Duke Theatre June 24-28. This timeless, enchanting production, performed by the ... (more...)
Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors Awardees Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors Awardees
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is proud to announce the 2015 Dance Council Honors that will take place on September 6, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall as part of the second annual Dallas DanceFest, September 4-6, 2015.... (more...)
Canada's Ballet BC to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015, 6/24-28 Canada's Ballet BC to Open Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2015, 6/24-28
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival opens its 83rd season with Canada's premier contemporary ballet company, Ballet BC, presenting a diverse program in the Ted Shawn Theatre, June 24-28.... (more...)
ABT's Rachel S. Moore Named President and CEO of The Music Center in L.A. ABT's Rachel S. Moore Named President and CEO of The Music Center in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - June 18, 2015

The Board of Directors of The Music Center announced today that Rachel S. Moore, an accomplished leader in the performing arts, has been named president and CEO of The Music Center. Moore joins The Music Center from American Ballet Theatre (ABT), one of the world's great dance companies, where she s... (more...)
Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29 Jacob's Pillow to Present Free Inside/Out Series, 6/24-8/29
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

Presenting both emerging and esteemed dance artists from across the U.S., Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival's Inside/Out Performance Series will return to the outdoor Henry J. Leir Stage at the breathtaking Marcia & Seymour Simon Performance Space June 24-August 29.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY BWW Reviews: American Ballet Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - June 17, 2015

Remember history class in high school? The teacher presented a lecture and told us how exciting a certain historical period had been, going on to incessantly bore us because we had no recourse other than to take indecipherable notes we couldn't understand later, finally coming to the conclusion that... (more...)
PUSH Dance Company Announces Schedule of Events, Particpants for PUSHfest, 9/18 PUSH Dance Company Announces Schedule of Events, Particpants for PUSHfest, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

San Francisco, CA, June 17, 2015 – New and recent works by PUSH Dance Company and leading mid-career and emerging dance artists from the Bay Area and beyond will be featured during PUSHfest 2015, presented by PUSH Dance Company, a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company, founded by artistic D... (more...)
Dance for Nepal Benefit Set for Union Square Theatre, 6/30 Dance for Nepal Benefit Set for Union Square Theatre, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - June 17, 2015

The DRI Foundation, the charity arm of the world's foremost business continuity certification and education nonprofit Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International, in partnership with 39 Steps and Red Rope Productions, will be hosting an exclusive, one-night benefit titled Dance for Nepal on Tues... (more...)
The Chicago Dancing Festival's 9th Annual Program Features Dancers from Around the Country, 8/25-29 The Chicago Dancing Festival's 9th Annual Program Features Dancers from Around the Country, 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival is proud to announce the 9th annual program will take placeAugust 25-29, 2015. Co-produced by renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary danc... (more...)
Chicago Dancing Festival to Host 9th Annual Event, 8/25-29 Chicago Dancing Festival to Host 9th Annual Event, 8/25-29
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2015

The Chicago Dancing Festival is proud to announce the 9th annual program will take place August 25-29, 2015. Co-produced by renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed Chicago dancer Jay Franke, the Chicago Dancing Festival will bring together leading ballet, modern and contemporary dan... (more...)
UMS Dance Series Releases Schedule of Events for 25th Season UMS Dance Series Releases Schedule of Events for 25th Season
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

Next year, we're celebrating 25 years of UMS Dance Series, and we're thrilled to share the line up with you. Performances include ballet on the grandest possible scale with American Ballet Theater's The Sleeping Beauty, Young Jean Lee's cutting-edge Untitled Feminist Show, and stunning international... (more...)
Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch is Awarded the Order of Australia Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch is Awarded the Order of Australia
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2015

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch was awarded the Order of Australia for his contributions to the world of dance. The award recognizes his significant service to the performing arts as a ballet dancer, mentor, choreographer and artistic director. The prestigious Order of Australia Award... (more...)



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