's competition between dancers, but (usually!) the competition is a positive thing that drives you to keep trying harder and getting better. There's no cheating in ballet – if you don't get to the required standard for a role, it shows, simple as that. What are the best and worst aspects of...

Simon Alcantara is a jewelry designer, former ballet dancer, native New Yorker, proud member of the CFDA and one of my absolute favorite people on twitter! We met over a tweet about the Shaft theme song and have been twitter bff's ever since! The more I learn about Simon the more I am shocked...

New research on ballet dancers being disconnected from emotions. Women's Lives How do women break through the argument that winning is not womanly? In the rest of the world, pregnancy doesn't force women to choose job or motherhood. Chua argues that many American moms are whimps in...

Occupation: Dancer How would you describe your style? It's classic, but I always add something weird or fun. I'm also into ethnic prints and always wear my hair up, it just seems more natural to me. As a dancer, what are your thoughts on Black Swan? As a dancer who has been training...

Where: At the New York City Ballet's 2012 Spring Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York City Wearing: A navy tiered silk chiffon Dior gown with black ribbon detail inspired by the spring/summer 1973 Dior Haute Collection, teamed with a matching clutch Verdict: I missed Natalie Portman at...

On stage, the connection between ballet and fashion has always been clear. From the tutus to the tiaras, costumes are like cinematic tools, laying the groundwork for dance masterpieces to unfold. Off stage, the connection is just as present: "As a ballet dancer you develop a strong instinct...

Here's a quick synopsis of "Black Swan": A psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet, "Black Swan" stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a featured dancer who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company (Mila Kunis). The movie takes a...

With her winning smile and mane full of bouncy coils, it's no wonder the mover and shaker always manages to take center stage, on or off the dance floor. Eager to sway to the same rhythm, we headed over to her Lower Pac Heights abode to get the scoop on how she's able to look so ravishing....

Now that the glitter has settled, we're slowly recovering from our VMA-induced hangovers and moving on with our lives aka daydreaming about the ridiculousness that would be One Nation Under Kanye West and scouring Etsy for all the best Kanye 2020 gear. We ran across this gem of a shirt that...

Annie and Natalia perfectly encapsulate the dreamy romance of the ballet as they take a grand tour of the Paris Opera Ballet with new director (and hubby to one Natalie Portman) Benjamin Millepied. "I always loved and adored the ballet," Natalia said. "It's the beauty, the finesse of the...

 

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