Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake Focuses on the Men

by: Alastair Macaulay PHILADELPHIA — When, oh, when will America acquire an even half-decent staging of Tchaikovsky’s full-length “Swan Lake”? Having long had most of the world’s best “Nutcracker” productions, it now has the world’s two best stagings of Tchaikovsky’s “The Sleeping Beauty”: at... More

Principal Dancer Zachary Hench and Principal Dancer Lauren Fadeley in Christopher Wheeldon's Swan Lake from Pennsylvania Ballet. (Photo: Alexander Iziliaev)

Pennsylvania Ballet's 'Swan Lake' is pure gold

Swan Lake, Reviews

Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer   When a sensational dancer first steps onstage, it's as exciting for me as for an astronomer discovering a nova. Zachary Hench gave such a moment when he flashed his star quality stepping out as Prince Siegfried in Christopher Wheeldon's production of... More

Review: Pennsylvania Ballet’s Swan Lake

Swan Lake, Reviews

by Kat Richter for The Dance Journal   If you care about things like gender equality, cultural sensitivity and breaking convention, Swan Lake represents everything that is wrong with classical ballet.  But if you want to think about the male gaze, a film studies theory that... More

Pennsylvania Ballet Trustees Appoint David Gray as Executive Director

  The Board of Trustees of Pennsylvania Ballet announces the appointment of David Gray as Executive Director.   “We are extremely pleased to officially welcome David Gray as our Executive Director,” said Board Chair, David Hoffman. “With his strong leadership style and breadth of... More

Pennsylvania Ballet Trustees Appoint Ángel Corella as Artistic Director

The Board of Trustees of Pennsylvania Ballet today announced the appointment of Ángel Corella as Artistic Director.  "We are incredibly excited to be bringing a director with this level of talent, experience and passion into our community," said Board Co-Chair David Hoffman. "... More