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A professional ballerina breaks down 11 iconic ballet scenes from pop culture

Ballerinas figure prominently in movies and TV, with depictions ranging from spot-on to unrealistic. We sat down with Isabella Boylston, a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, to discuss 11 of the most well-known ballet scenes, drawing from dance movies like “Suspiria” and “Black Swan” and TV shows like […]
A professional ballerina breaks down 11 iconic ballet scenes from pop culture
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Watch the extreme workout regimen of a professional ballerina

Kathryn Boren is a ballerina with American Ballet Theatre in the midst of her fourth consecutive season at the Met. Boren supplements her ballet training and rehearsals with intense, ballet-centric workouts. She’s gained more control of her body, making her a more free dancer. She works with trainers from celebrity-favourite […]
Watch the extreme workout regimen of a professional ballerina
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A drag ballet troupe has been performing around the world for nearly 50 years

The ballerinas of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo are not your average ballet dancers. The all-male comedy ballet company features dancers in drag performing classical ballet pieces like Swan Lake and Les Sylphides. Dancers Robert Carter, Alberto Pretto, and Haojun Xie give us an inside look at the company […]
A drag ballet troupe has been performing around the world for nearly 50 years
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How ballerinas customise their pointe shoes

Olivia Boisson is a corps de ballet member with New York City Ballet. Boisson has been with NYC Ballet for seven years. As a corps member, Boisson dances 10-12 hours a day, six days a week. She took a break from her busy schedule to show us how she customises […]
How ballerinas customise their pointe shoes