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.
Tallchief joined the company that would become the New York City Ballet in 1948 and was married for a time to George Balanchine.
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.
It’s unmistakable – the Sugarplum Fairy’s solo in Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet.
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.