Ballet dancer

Manassas Ballet dancer to retire after starring in ‘Giselle’ | Lifestyles

Since the age of 5, Julianne Russell dreamed of becoming a ballet dancer. And over the past 20 years, Russell has had a fulfilling career as a professional ballet dancer working for prestigious regional ballet companies, including the Ballet Theater of Maryland in Annapolis and the Manassas Ballet Theatre. But Russell, now 31, said it […]

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The Greenwich Ballet Academy dances around Covid with a digital production of The Nutcracker

Greenwich Ballet Academy has jumped and thrown in response to Covid, closing last March for studio classes and reopening July 6. Before closing again on November 12, when Port Chester received a Covid-19 Orange Zone designation, the non-profit ballet school brainstormed a way for dancers to perform The Nutcracker, one of two highly anticipated annual […]

Ballet dancer

Gabe Stone Shayer on succeeding as a black ballet dancer

Questions and answers The Philadelphia native was recently promoted to soloist with American Ballet Theatre, one of the most distinguished ballet companies in the world. Get wellness tips, workout trends, healthy eating and more straight to your inbox with our Be Well newsletter. Gabe Stone Shayer practicing at the American Ballet Theatre. | Photo courtesy […]