Jul 28, 2014 / 2 notes

The Boston Ballet Summer Dance Program is in full swing and classes are going great – just take a look!

Jul 25, 2014 / 7 notes

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here, so here’s a pick me up to help you get there!

John Lam and Kathleen Breen Combes in Close to Chuck 

©Liza Voll 

Jul 23, 2014 / 7 notes

We racked our brains and came up with a list of the top “to-dos” this summer in the Boston area. Click on each photo for our choices – you just might spot some familiar faces!

Finding it hard to get through those Monday morning blues? Hopefully this should have you looking UP for the rest of the week! 
Dancer: Irlan Silva ©Rosalie O’Connor
Jul 21, 2014 / 1 note

Finding it hard to get through those Monday morning blues? Hopefully this should have you looking UP for the rest of the week! 

Dancer: Irlan Silva ©Rosalie O’Connor

Jul 20, 2014 / 40 notes

We hope you’re enjoying a lazy summer Sunday today, but just in case, here are some tranquil pictures of our dancers to help you go Zen

The week is over! We hope this helps you head into the weekend with a smile on your face. #TGIF 
Bokyo Dossev, Roddy Doble and Yury Yanowsky in Cinderella - ©Gene Schiavone  
Jul 18, 2014 / 2 notes

The week is over! We hope this helps you head into the weekend with a smile on your face. #TGIF 

Bokyo Dossev, Roddy Doble and Yury Yanowsky in Cinderella - ©Gene Schiavone  

Jul 17, 2014 / 1 note
Jul 14, 2014 / 15 notes

Finding it hard to stay cool in this crazy summer heat? Hopefully these chilly photos of last year’s Nutcracker should help!

It’s never too early to secure your tickets to The Nutcracker, visit www.bostonballet.org

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Snow Scene - Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker © Liza Voll 

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Ji Young Chae in Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker ©Gene Schiavone

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Snow Scene - Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker ©Liza Voll 

Jun 27, 2014 / 1 note

The NYC Tour is almost complete

And we hope that some of you have been able to enjoy the performances at Lincoln Center. Have a favorite memory yet? Tours are the perfect place for the dancers to collect fun stories about their adventures, and we caught up with a few of our Boston Ballet II dancers to share some great anecdotes about the London tour earlier this season. 

Emily Entingh: While on tour in London a group of us decided to go out and see all the touristy destinations. Among which was the famous, London Eye. After waiting in a line that stretched for about a mile we excitedly hopped on and we were on our way. As we were observing the vast views of the city I started to feel nauseous. Very nauseous. For the entire time we were on the Eye ( which seemed like an eternity ) I sat in one spot, not moving, staring at the floor. Occasionally, I would try to glance out and enjoy the view but well, that was nearly impossible. Finally, our time on the Eye came to an end. And let’s just say… I quickly made my way over to the nearest trash can. 

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Top row: Christina Ghiardi, Hannah Keene, Dawn Atkins, Kathryn McDonald, Emily Entingh - Bottom Row: Brett Fukuda

Emily says: “Somehow I bravely put on a smile in the photo!” 

Brett Fukuda: One of my favorite tour memories is from London last summer.  After a long day of sightseeing, my friends and I all ended up on Drury Lane having dinner at this carnival-like restaurant named Sarastro. Immediately upon arrival it felt as though we had walked into a scene from Moulin Rouge, I’ve never experienced anything like it! And, the best part was that during our meal there were live musicians and opera singers performing. One of the male opera singers actually came right up to our table while belting out an Italian song of some sort; we all didn’t know how to react! It was definitely a fine dining experience that I’ll always remember.

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From left:

Hannah Keene, Brett Fukuda, Kathryn McDonald, Emily Entingh , Lauren Herfindahl, Ileana Riveron, Dawn Atkins

Jun 25, 2014 / 5 notes

With the NYC Tour just days away

We thought we would ask some of the dancers’ about their must have items when packing for a tour with the Boston Ballet. We caught up with Diana Albrecht and Patrick Yocum, and here’s what they had for us. 

Diana Albrecht

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  1. Phone/Camera: to capture every minute of our experiences on tour.
  2. Bubeníček Booties for warmup: I usually take the few first combination at barre with it. It really warms up my feet and makes me ready for the rest of class. Also it is very useful to put over our pointe shoes when we are walking backstage, to keep feet warm and avoid getting the pointe shoes dirty.
  3. Tiger Tail Roller: I use it at any time, it helps release the tightness of our muscles.
  4. Weleda Arnica Massage Oil: this was something a great dancer in the company recommended to me. It helps relax the muscles and alleviate sore toes.
  5. Make up favorites: It makes a difference for me to have a touch of make-up. I watch myself dance all day long, so I want to feel good. I usually use, corrector, mascara, eye liner and a bright fun lipstick.
  6. My Marketing textbook: I am currently taking a Marketing class and need to carry my book everywhere to not get behind schedule in school, so I read and do homework on my free time at the ballet or theater. 


Patrick Yocum

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  1. Dress Clothes for various post-show parties
  2. Sunscreen and good walking shoes for exploring NYC
  3. Vitamin C supplements and Coconut Oil (a great moisturizer post-stage makeup)
  4. Our NYC tour booklet with all the scheduling information about the week’s performances
  5. My iPhone- Between my texting, email, music, podcasts, not to mention google maps keeping me getting totally lost, when we’re on tour I sometimes have to recharge it twice a day!
  6. A good book for long bus rides- Reading The Surangama Sutra because I’m a nerd for buddhist classics
  7. 2 Notebooks- one for Benesh Dance Notation (A little side project of mine, excellent for recording the details of complicated choreography) and another for general notes and ideas
  8. Kneepads for rehearsals of Alexander Eckman’s Cacti- I’d surely be bleeding otherwise!
  9. The weird purple thing is great for rolling out my very sore calves, and the weird blue things are great for spreading out my toes at the end of a long performance day- feels much better than it sounds!