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Classical Ballet

Ted Brandsen

Dutch National Ballet Artistic Director Ted Brandsen talks about the company’s unique style and repertoire, the importance of giving dancers individual attention and creating a positive company environment.

Video: Daniil Simkin

A Healthy Perspective on Being a Dancer Season 1: Episode 23 | 19:27 American Ballet Theatre dancer Daniil Simkin talks about his private training with his mother, how coming from a ballet family has affected his career, and the importance of work-life balance as a professional ballet dancer.

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Video: Tiler Peck

From Competitions and Broadway to New York City Ballet Season 1 : Episode 18 | 11:54 Then New York City Ballet Soloist (now Principal) Tiler Peck reflects on her competition upbringing and how it has shaped her training and career, reveals what makes her nervous, and shares her personal approach…

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Video: David Hallberg

A Classical Ballet Dancer’s Admiration for the Avant Garde Season 1 : Episode 17 | 15:40 American Ballet Theatre principal dancer David Hallberg shares how he rose through the ranks to become a star and shares his passion about forms of performance art other than classical ballet.

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Video: Wendy Whelan

Life at New York City Ballet After Balanchine Season 1 : Episode 14 | 12:41 Wendy Whelan shares her beginnings in ballet, life at New York City Ballet after Balanchine, and the challenges of a classical background in working with a diverse range of choreographers.

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Video: Lourdes Lopez

Pigeon Toes to Pointe Shoes Season 1 : Episode 4 | 9:55 Lourdes Lopez shares about her personal experiences with choreographic legends George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, and ballet’s progress, innovation, and outside influences. As of June, 2010 Lourdes was the head of Morphoses as the executive director.

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Video: Lourdes Lopez

On Being a Balanchine Dancer Season 1 : Episode 5 | 11:05 Lourdes Lopez shares some of her experiences from her 24 year career as a dancer for New York City Ballet, and answers questions about Balanchine’s possessiveness, how NYCB has changed since she danced with the company, and life…

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