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Frederic Franklin

Ballet Master Frederic Franklin Dies At 98

The arts world this weekend was mourning Frederic Franklin, a British-born dancer who helped popularize the modern ballet in the United States and performed until he was 95.

05/05/2013

Maria Tallchief attends the Producers Guild Of America Presents 2006 Celebration of Diversity at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California - May 9, 2006 (credit: Mark Mainz/Getty Images)

New York City Ballet Legend Maria Tallchief Dies At 88

Tallchief joined the company that would become the New York City Ballet in 1948 and was married for a time to George Balanchine.

04/12/2013

3.4.13 Ballet Dancer

Black Ballerinas Address The Issue Of Race In Ballet World

American Ballet Theater soloist Misty Copeland and dance theater of Harlem artistic director Virginia Johnson have made a name for themselves in the world of ballet. They are taking part in a panel discussion titled Black Swans: Black Women in Classical Ballet.

03/04/2013

Nutcracker Figures - File / Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

It Wouldn’t Be The Holidays Without ‘The Nutcracker’

It’s unmistakable – the Sugarplum Fairy’s solo in Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet.

12/17/2010

Jared Angle and Jenifer Ringer in The Nutcracker (New York City Ballet)

Ballerina Responds To NY Times Critic’s Body Comments

New York City Ballet dancer Jenifer Ringer says a New York Times critic needn’t apologize for calling her plump in a performance of the Nutcracker.

12/13/2010