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Denise Jefferson (left) and Francesca Harper (right) pose together for a photo

The Joie de Vivre of Denise Jefferson Lives On 10 Years Later

July 17, 2020

Ten years after the death of Denise Jefferson, former director of The Ailey School and founder of the Fordham/Ailey BFA program, her daughter Francesca Harper looks back at the powerful legacy Jefferson left behind.

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Classics, Contemporaries and World Premieres: NYCB’s 2020 Winter Season

January 29, 2020

The New York City Ballet’s winter season includes classic Balanchine and Robbins pieces, contemporary works and world premieres.

Dancers from different routines in 'The Nutcracker,' such as the Candy Cane dancers and the Sugar Plum Fairy, performed at the event.

‘Behind the Magic’ Celebrates ‘Nutcracker’ Traditions

December 21, 2019

The New York City Ballet gave audiences and dance aficionados a look into the secrets behind the perennial holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker.”

Two Weeks of World-Class Ballet

October 16, 2019

This year's ABT fall season includes a lineup of classic choreography and contemporary works.

The Fall Gala previews the NYCB's upcoming season (CELIA PATTERSON/THE OBSERVER).

An Evening of Dance, Fashion and Progress

October 10, 2018

By BETHANY GREENHO Contributing Writer On Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, the annual Fall Gala at the ...

Laurretta Summerscales and Junor Souza in Fractured Memory by Max Westwell.  (PHOTO COURTESY OF ASH/ ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET)

Dance Across the Pond

July 27, 2015

By SYDNEY THORNELL Contributor As a dancer, I feel that it’s important to be well-rounded in many styles, ...

Dancers at Ballet Hispanico bring Latin American culture to audiences around the world. (Courtesy of Omar Z Robles)

Dancing with Ballet Hispanico

February 26, 2015

  By JOSEPH RAMETTAAsst. Arts & Culture EditorPublished: February 26, 2015 Not all college stude...

Professional Dancer Gives Up Ballet to Study Political Science

September 21, 2011

By FAITH HEAPHY Editor-in-Chief Published: September 21, 2011 Many ballerinas attend our diverse camp...