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Brown Ballerinas – Inside the Dance Theatre of Harlem

Mashable's "Brown ballerinas: Ballet's big diversity moment is approaching" gives this inside look at the Dance Theatre of Harlem, as well as the personal experiences of Jenelle Figgins and Chyrstyn Fentroy as dancers...

Ballet Swan Lake Fouetée: Nureyev and Fonteyn

This 1967 clip from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, legends Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn give a very brief glimpse of the incredible athleticism involved in ballet. So. Many. Spins. You can watch the entir...

The Washington Ballet’s hardest dance moves

From the Washington Post: watch as six Washington Ballet dancers demonstrate their most challenging moves. In the archives: more jaw-dropping ballet moves, including this clip of Mikhail Baryshnikov in ...

Ballet dancer Amanda Smith

Ballet dancer Amanda Smith stops by Anaheim Ballet where she trained as a teen. Smith can now be seen in productions with the North Carolina Dance Theater.

Milena Sidorova‘s The Spider

Milena Sidorova's The Spider, a piece that she choreographed as a teenager because, she explains, “I used to be obsessed with spiders as a child.” In the archives: more ballet.

A Bird Ballet: A murmuration of starlings over Marseille, France

Filmed against the sunset skies of Marseille, France, A Bird Ballet is a moment with a flock of (what we assume are) quickly-shifting starlings, caught by filmmakers Neels Castillon and Mathias Touzeris a...

From the Royal Ballet of Flanders – Backstage Sleeping Beauty

From the Royal Ballet of Flanders - Backstage Doornroosje (Backstage Sleeping Beauty):  In the video below our four principals, Aki, Geneviève, Alain and Wim, unfold their ballet way of life. But not before 11-year...

Birmingham Royal Ballet – Sleeping Beauty rehearsals

Recorded in Birmingham Royal Ballet’s studios, Ambra Vallo and Mathias Dingman rehearse a pas de deux from the company’s recent production of The Sleeping Beauty. 

Mikhail Baryshnikov competing and winning in Moscow (1969)

This clip is from a film exploring the 1969 Moscow International Competition of Ballet Artists at the Bolshoi Theater. It features a young Mikhail Baryshnikov, who won, as well as the silver medalist from Japan. Jump...