Pennsylvania Ballet

Published September 30, 2015
Royal Danish Ballet principal Gudrun Bojesen isn’t afraid of a DIY project. To keep her legs and ankles extra toasty, Bojesen cut out the sleeves of an old down parka and sewed them to the inside of her legwarmers. “The calves are the most important part for a Bournonville dancer to keep warm,…more »
Published July 30, 2015
Even from across the studio, you can’t miss Lauren Fadeley’s dance bag. That’s because her spiky massage roller is always poking out from the top. “It’s called a RumbleRoller, and it’s pretty intense,” says the Pennsylvania Ballet principal. “I bring it with me everywhere, even on gu…more »

You probably remember filmmaker and former Miami City Ballet dancer Ezra Hurwitz's mini-documentary In a Day's Work: It trailed New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns throughout her day, and gave viewers a sense of the mental and physical stamina required of a ballerina at the top of her game.

Published October 1, 2014
William Forsythe's "In the middle, somewhat elevated" more »


Julie Diana in rehearsal for John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet

(photo by Pete Checchia)


Perhaps you remember Pennsylvania Ballet's Alexander Peters from his Pointe magazine profile in our April/May 2013 issue. Or maybe you know him as one of your favorite corps de ballet dancers—and one of our readers' choice nominees for corps members who deserve to be promoted right away.

This interview first appeared in the June 5 Pointe e-newsletter. To sign up for the newsletter, click here.

Before opening its new purpose-built facilities this winter and relaunching its school this fall, Pennsylvania Ballet just unveiled a new website—and it's kind of great. By that I mean it's loaded with amazing photos and videos of the dancers rehearsing, performing, warming up, cracking up. Check it out at

In our new issue, Pennsylvania Ballet artistic director Roy Kaiser reveals the company's plans to re-establish an affiliated school this fall. After several years without an official training institution, the launch accompanies the upcoming opening of PAB's new purpose-built Louise Reed Center For Dance. PAB II director William DeGregory will lead the academy with celebrated dancer Aranxta Ochoa as a principal instructor.