Roberto Vega Ortiz and Theresa Knudson of Ballet22, a ballet company in the Bay Area that seeks to break gender normative traditions, talk about how they hope to change representation in the ballet field by presenting mxn en pointe.
Marika Brussel, a contemporary ballet choreographer based in the Bay Area, describes her upcoming dance film that explores mythological women whose struggles speak to what many women face today.
For the past eight years, Sydney has been writing in every year, describing her life in dance. This year she performed the lead in Giselle, finished her dance degree, and began auditioning for companies before managing disappointment and resiliently training at home once the pandemic hit.
Chase Johnsey made history in 2018 as the first man to dance female roles in a traditional company at English National Ballet. He dicsusses how he hopes to carve out space for more nuanced gender expression in his new role as artistic director of Ballet de Barcelona.
Deborah Enelow shares her impressions after attending the Women Ballet Choreographers and Composers Residency at Djerassi in Woodside, California.