Corps member Mayumi Enokibara (photo by Julian Duque)

Miami City Ballet's Intimate Instagram Portraits

Have you seen the Miami City Ballet Instagram lately? If so, you've probably noticed that the feed has taken a break from featuring gorgeous performance shots in favor of something a little bit more intimate. MCB dancers Rebecca King and Julian Duque have teamed up to create portraits of dozens of company members, from every rank, in an effort to give followers and fans a personal introduction to the company.

MCB is proudly international, and many fans follow the dancers on social media from around the world—they can only make digital connections when performances are held so far away. Projects like this one become a lovely exercise in positive community building and give the dancers a way to celebrate each other through their non-dance talents, be it marketing, photography or writing.

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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!


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Is the #EsmeraldaChallenge Quarantine's Next Big Thing?

By this point in the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, people are completely burned out on dancing at home. So it's no surprise that last week, all-around dance superstar Alex Wong posted a video on Instagram performing the famous La Esmeralda variation... but in his living room. And with a frying pan instead of a tambourine.

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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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