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Drew Jacoby

Drew Jacoby, contemporary ballerina, has worked with Alonzo King, Complexions, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, Sylvie Guillem, Desmond Richardson, Lightfoot Leon, Mia Michaels, Dutch National Ballet, Lar Lubovitch, and Christopher Wheeldon. She is the founder of DancePulp. She joined Nederlands Dans Theater 1 in August 2012.

Kathryn Bennetts

Royal Ballet of Flanders artistic director Kathryn Bennetts shares how she turned a career ending injury into an opportunity, her 13 years as ballet master at Ballet Frankfurt, and her role in building the company’s international reputation.

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Black Swan DVD Give Away

The much talked about Academy Award winning Black Swan film is coming to DVD! DancePulp interviewees and New York City Ballet principals Wendy Whelan (The Daily Beast article) and Ashley Bouder (Huffington Post article) have weighed in on the movie and it’s been of much discussion within the dance community….

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VIDEO: Sascha Radetsky

Dancing, Acting, and Introspection Season 2: Episode 5 | 22:30 American Ballet Theatre soloist and Center Stage star, Sascha Radetsky, talks about the importance of having a good coach, his experience with the movie Center Stage, and his interests outside of dance.

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VIDEO: Lucia Lacarra

Dancing Is the Best Way to Be Myself Season 2: Episode 4 | 18:48 Bayerisches Staatsballett (Bavarian State Ballet) principal dancer, Lucia Lacarra, shares her experiences of changing companies several times, why she doesn’t bring her pointe shoes home, and where she gets her inspiration.

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Raphael Coumes-Marquet

Dresden Semperoper Ballett principal Raphael Coumes-Marquet describes his early training at Paris Opera Ballet school, how adversity sometimes brings blessing, and the importance of having a fresh approach to work even after a long career.

Video: Maria Kowroski

The Evolution of an Artist Season 2: Episode 2 | 18:24 New York City Ballet principal ballerina Maria Kowroski speaks about the pros and cons of being tall, the advantages of having choreographers create on you, and shares thoughts on personal struggle and inspiration.

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No ‘Joke’

I recently spent 2 weeks at in Antwerp, Belgium. I was visiting 2 very good friends of mine, Garrett and Courtney Anderson, dancers with the Royal Ballet of Flanders. I got to spend some time taking class and watching the company rehearse and perform. Artistic director Kathryn Bennetts is well known among the dance community and she is a very active advocate for dance. It was amazing to see how involved she actually was with her dancers, making sure to teach class and be in the studio coaching as much as possible. The dancers seemed inspired and hard-working, and the over-all working environment seemed positive.

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