Three Flavors of Ballet
In this highly episodic ballet, little Oliver Percy, danced by Lucas Tischler, sneaks into a natural history museum, falls asleep, and dreams up adventures with all the animals-come-to-life.
May 14, 2013
Let’s Just SHUT UP & DANCE Already!
Shut Up & Dance has seen twenty-one years gone by, generations passing through its midst.
April 1, 2013
Everything is Beautiful at the Ballet
While the comedic elements are what make the show really enjoyable, the ballet has some gasp-worthy moments.
March 16, 2013
Dancing Giselle: A Family Perspective
It’s been ten years and two children since I danced my first Giselle. Tonight, my husband and I step into the principal roles again – as parents.
October 18, 2012
Heaven, Earth, and Everything Between
Handel’s Messiah is big and divine. In trying to match its lofty heights, Weiss instead showed his own humanity.
March 15, 2012
Coming from the nothing-is-too-weird-to-be-performed contemporary dance world, I went out on a limb by agreeing to write about "Pushing Boundaries: Forsythe and Neenan."
February 23, 2012
Rio Retires; Two Ballerinas Talk
On the eve of her retirement, PA Ballet principal Riolama Lorenzo spoke with Julie Diana about her life on and off the stage.
February 9, 2012
An Annual Nut to Crack
When my son was seven or eight years old, he sweetly invited me on a “date.” His invitation was for the Nutcracker.
December 21, 2011