Jazz Dance Legend: Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly changed the way dance was perceived on film and made his athletic style a staple of American dance. Learn about this legendary dancer, choreographer, and actor’s life and legacy in this brief biography.

The Bolshoi’s Alexander Volchkov on Dancing Romeo

What is it like to play Romeo? Bolshoi Ballet principal, Alexander Volchkov tells us of the preparation and experience of giving an emotional performance as Romeo. Dance Advantage: What is the most challenging aspect of dancing the role of Romeo? Alexander Volchkov: The most difficult part of Romeo is the period of emotional preparation. To get yourself in that mindset. And of course in rehearsal as obviously, it is physically challenging. But the most challenging is to emotionally become Romeo.   DA: What {Read More}

Ode to the Pointe Shoe

How do I love you? Let me count the ways… Dancers adore pointe shoes and Corina Chan puts into words and verse exactly why we love them so.

Ballet Primer: The Legend of Love

I didn’t know much about this Russian ballet, but now you can learn the story and history of Bolshoi Ballet’s The Legend of Love in time for its premiere in U.S. cinemas on Sunday, October 26, 2014.