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From Rehearsal to Romance: Lindsi Dec and Karel Cruz

In honor of Valentine's Day, we're taking a quick look at some of our favorite dancing couples. Stay tuned for an exclusive set of interviews on V-Day!

First up: Pacific Northwest Ballet principals Lindsi Dec and Karel Cruz.

We've admired Dec for years, both onstage and off. She was the gorgeous cover star of our October/November 2011 issue and provided recent street style inspiration in our February/March 2015 issue! Now, she's married to the equally gorgeous Karel Cruz. You can catch the two of them gracing the PNB stage with their endless limbs and pristine classicism.

Here, Cruz and Dec discuss dancing together in Jiří Kylián's extremely demanding Petite Mort.

 

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Class of 2020, These Ballet Stars Have a Heartfelt Video Message Just for You

Congratulations to this year's graduating seniors!

You might not have had the chance to take that long planned-for final bow, but we're here to cheer you on and celebrate all that you've accomplished. And we've brought together stars from across the ballet world to help us; check out the video to hear their best wishes for your futures.

To further fête all of the ballet grads out there, we're also giving away 100 free subscriptions to Pointe... plus, one lucky bunhead will receive a personalized message from one of ballet's biggest stars. Click here to enter!


#TBT: Antoinette Sibley and Brian Shaw in "The Sleeping Beauty" (1963)

The charming and exuberant Antoinette Sibley became a principal at The Royal Ballet in 1960, when she was just 21 years old. Sibley dazzled alongside many danseurs during her career, including former principal Brian Shaw, a bravura dancer known for his virtuosic turns and jumps. The two were a natural cast for The Sleeping Beauty's Bluebird pas de deux, captured here in this 1963 film.

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Tulsa Ballet in Ma Cong's Tchaikovsky: The Man Behind the Music. Kate Luber Photography, Courtesy Tulsa Ballet.

Updated: Mark Your Calendars for These Online Ballet Performances

Updated on 5/27/2020

Since COVID-19 has forced ballet companies around the world to cancel performances—and even the remainder of their seasons—many are keeping their audiences engaged by streaming or posting pre-recorded performances onto their websites or social media channels. To help keep you inspired during these challenging times, we've put together a list of upcoming streaming events and digital performances.

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