Rising to the Occasion


By: Jonathan M. Stein William Forsythe, the American choreographer who re-invented ballet in the period after George Balanchine, is a brilliant Janus-faced artist who can both look back at the history of dance while charting its future. Artifact Suite, his 2004 "a ballet about a ballet" (as he... More

Free to Dance


Every morning of his work week, Alexander Peters leaves his home in Center City for a 20-minute walk to his job at the new Louise Reed Center for Dance a few blocks north of City Hall.   The 22-year-old performer uses the first few minutes of walking to clear his head and ready himself for... More

Dancer Spotlight: Hight Flyer


With two lead roles to his credit, Alexander Peters’ career is in liftoff.   Pennsylvania Ballet corps member Alexander Peters is only in his third year as a professional dancer, but his short career has already had more than its share of twists and turns. And while the twists have been... More

Secret Health Obsessions


Secret Health ObsessionsSix dancers confess their quirks. It takes more than training to make a great dancer. What powers those grand jetés? What helps a dancer unwind? Professionals constantly fine-tune their wellness regimens to discover the snack, the roller or hobby that will help them to... More

Eye On The Arts: 23-Year-Old Ballerina To Dance Dream Roll In The Nutcracker

12-13, Interviews, Nutcracker, Videos

CBS 3, December 2012   CBS 3’s Pat Ciarrocchi speaks with Company Member Lillian Di Piazza, who will premiere as the Sugarplum Fairy in George Balanchine's The Nutcracker™ this season.   WATCH VIDEO. >>