Yes on a World Ballet Day 2021!

Editor’s note: Thrilled to announce on September 2nd that YES, THERE WILL be a 2021 World Ballet Day event in 2021!  Here is my original post from August: Will there be a World Ballet Day livestream event in 2021? You might think it curious of me, dear reader, to lead with such an inconclusive question. … Read more

Presenting “Joy Womack: the White Swan”

Picture this. You are an American teen, utterly enthralled by ballet, Russian ballet in particular. You’re an aspiring ballerina and you’re really, really, really good. The Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, having seen you dance, invites you to study with them. And not just the program for foreigners; this is the prestigious mainstream training for … Read more

“Wooden Dimes” entrances in SF Ballet’s Program 3

I am using “entranced” as description for the second time in San Francisco Ballet’s digital 2021 season with the premiere of Danielle Rowe’s Wooden Dimes. As the second of two world premieres, as well as the second dance film of the season, it invites comparison to Myles Thatcher’s Colorforms. Both transported me. Entranced me. Wooden … Read more

Diablo Ballet shines in a virtual “Balanchine & Beyond”

Amid the dreariness of an ongoing pandemic, Diablo Ballet shines in the second program of their 27th season, featuring Balanchine’s Who Cares?,  Penny Saunders’ Berceuse, the world premiere of Two One Self, co-choreographed by Derion Loman and Michael Wells, and the Act III Wedding Scene from The Sleeping Beauty. The virtual performance, filmed in Diablo … Read more

BALLET ORPHANS has launched!

  My new novel, BALLET ORPHANS, was released on Saturday, January 2nd, 2021, and the launch party was a blast! The following is a post from late December. BALLET ORPHANS will launch on Saturday, January 2nd, I want YOU, dear reader, to join me at a rollicking 80’s-themed launch party. You know how you get … Read more