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Maria Tallchief, 88, Has Died

Maria Tallchief, a 20th century ballet legend and the first American prima ballerina, has died. George Balanchine, who was her husband for six years, created many roles for her including leads in Firebird and Allegro Brillante. Tallchief was my first … Continue reading

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Pacific Northwest Ballet’s “Roméo et Juliette”

Last week, Pacific Northwest Ballet made its first appearance in New York City since 1996.  After one evening of a Balanchine triple bill, the Seattle-based company, led by artistic director and former New York City Ballet principal dancer Peter Boal, … Continue reading

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Carla Körbes, Portrait of a Ballerina

Here’s a beautiful short film of Carla Körbes, principal dancer at Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet and former soloist at New York City Ballet. Carla was recently profiled in The New York Times and will perform next week with Pacific Northwest Ballet at NY … Continue reading

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A Return to the Stage at New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet’s winter season is celebrating the music of Tschaikovsky.  The Balanchine triple bill performed last Wednesday included a personal favorite, Serenade, which also happened to mark the return of principal dancer Sara Mearns after a nearly year-long … Continue reading

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Maurice Sendak’s Nutcracker Illustrations

As a young child, when someone mentioned The Nutcracker I immediately thought of the ballet and Tchaikovsky’s music. My first experience with The Nutcracker was when I saw New York City Ballet’s performance at the age of three. And for … Continue reading

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