Polished and pretty, a ‘Nutcracker’ to celebrate

11-12, Nutcracker, Reviews

By Ellen Dunkel The Inquirer December 12, 2011 Fresh off a seven-performance tour of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker to Ottawa, Pennsylvania Ballet opened at home Saturday night with a polished performance at the Academy of Music.   The principal children - Mary Lee Deddens... More

Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette

Dancer News, Features

By Rosalie R. Radomsky The New York Times October 30, 2011 Lauren Fadeley and Francis Veyette, dancers with the Pennsylvania Ballet in Philadelphia, were married Saturday evening at Minorca by the Sea, a condominium complex in New Smyrna Beach, Fla. Jonathan H. Stiles, a friend of the couple... More

From Russia, a coup for Pa. Ballet

11-12, Features

By Ellen Dunkel The Inquirer October 18, 2011 Alexei Ratmansky's Jeu de Cartes was built on the very specific talents of Bolshoi Ballet royalty, international luminaries such as Natalia Osipova, Svetlana Lunkina, and Maria Alexandrova.   The fleet, energetic ballet, set to... More

Another Month, Another Premiere

11-12, Reviews

by Alastair Macaulay The New York Times October 21, 2011 Does a month go by without some kind of premiere by the choreographer Alexei Ratmansky? In April the Bolshoi danced the world premiere of his three-act “Lost Illusions;” in May American Ballet Theater presented the world premiere of “... More

Back to school for Pennsylvania Ballet

Features, Roy Kaiser, School of Pennsylvania Ballet

By Ellen Dunkel The Inquirer May 07, 2012 ‘Don’t be nervous,” Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser told the 23 girls and two boys with their left hands on the barre, wearing solemn expressions and numbers pinned to their neat dance clothes. “Relax and work hard.”   The first... More