The shoes that make the dancer

Jul 7, 2015
A ballet dancer talks about her pointe shoes.
Posted In: Pro Tool, dance, ballet

Ballerina Misty Copeland counts herself lucky

Jun 30, 2015
From the archives: Our conversation with the history-making dancer.
Posted In: ballet, Misty Copeland, ballerina

The ballet behind the Bolshoi acid attack

Mar 7, 2013
The movie "Black Swan" and the scary Bolshoi acid attack share a commonality: "Swan Lake." That specific ballet can be the pinnacle of a ballerina’s career -- and a huge earner for ballet companies.
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The price of staying en pointe

May 11, 2012
It's not just blood, sweat and tears that makes a prima ballerina. It takes a lot of money to take center stage too.
Posted In: ballet, career, kids

In ballet, dreams are expensive

May 11, 2012
The new documentary "First Position" opens across the U.S. this weekend. The film focuses on several young dancers competing and trying to make it in a difficult and expensive field.
Posted In: ballet, dancing