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VIDEO: Emery LeCrone

Emery LeCrone, whose burgeoning dance company is a little over a year old, discusses starting a career as an independent choreographer– and how she feeds her creativity with diverse hobbies, relationships to her colleagues and a drive to always be getting better.

Ballet Hispanico in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Sombrerismo' | Photo Paula Lobo Ballet Hispanico in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa's 'Sombrerismo' | Photo Paula Lobo

REVIEW: Fall For Dance Festival 2013 at New York City Center | Program 3

Program 3 American Ballet Theater  Colin Dunne Ballet Hispanico  Introdans  Fall for Dance’s third program takes off with an American modern dance classic, visits an Irish step dancer, peaks with a world premiere by a Colombian-Belgian choreographer on a Latino dance company, and concludes with a Dutch company in a…

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Angel Corella stars in Barcelona Ballet | Photo Erin Baiano Angel Corella stars in Barcelona Ballet | Photo Erin Baiano

REVIEW: Barcelona Ballet at New York City Center

In 2008, American Ballet Theater star, Ángel Corella , stepped beyond the role of dancer and added Artistic Director to his resume. Now four years later, Barcelona Ballet (formerly Corella Ballet) will gain Corella’s full-time devotion when he retires from his principal role at ABT at the end of this season.

In its second visit to New York City Center, the newly renamed company looked to merge the worlds of classical ballet and traditional Spanish dance in the world premiere of Pálpito (Spanish for “hunch”). A lengthy program note tells us of “a main character who is trying to free himself from the strings that have bound him to his former role of a dancer,” naturally played by Corella who will say goodbye to American Ballet Theatre this June. But before the ballet begins, I can’t help but to worry how the dramatically written synopsis will unfurl onstage.

Video: Susan Jaffe

A Ballerina’s Career In a Nutshell Season 2: Episode 13 | 18:25 Former American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Susan Jaffe recounts the story of her discovery by Mikhail Baryshnikov and how it launched her long, superstar career.

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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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20 Questions with John Michael Schert

John-Michael Schert is the executive director and a dancer for Trey McIntyre Project in Boise, Idaho. He has formerly danced with Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet and American Ballet Theater.

1. What is your breakfast of choice?
“Gas-house eggs’ also known as ‘eggs in a hole.’ Bite a hole out of a piece of bread, drop an egg in, and fry over butter. Two every morning.”

2. What is your pre-performance ritual?
“Always allow for a process that slows your mind down while speeds your body up. Whether it be company class or your own personal warm up. Know that you will always give yourself the routine that puts you in the right, peaceful, but engaged, place. This will help dispel nervousness as well as let you reach a more intuitive place with your performance.”

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“Social Dancing”

Editor’s note: DancePulp welcomes The Ballet Bag! Here is Emilia and Linda’s first guest post. More guest posts from The Ballet Bag and others to come. A few months ago ballet and Twitter appeared together in the same front page article in the New York Times. Entitled ‘Ballet Stars Now Tweet…

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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: 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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