To celebrate Valentine’s Day in the most dance-centric way possible, we sat down with five powerhouse dance-teaching couples to talk about their love stories. What do they admire about each other? What are their couple goals and their teaching philosophies, and how do they make their relationships work, especially when they work together? Get ready to swoon! Rex Tilton and Allison DeBona are a dance match made in heaven. The Ballet West principal and soloist have commanded the stage together since Tilton joined the company in DeBona joined in The two gained national attention during their stint on the CW series “Breaking Pointe. Together, they are not only dynamic performers and artistic soul mates, but compassionate and effective teachers in the classroom. The program is meant to be a stepping stone toward a future with Ballet West Academy.
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Thomas Walker 26 days ago. Real-life pas de deux: Dancer couples share their love story. Daniel Martinez 20 days ago. Viviane de deux. Rolon rick rex ronnie allison debona rex tilton dating beau mirchoff dating underwood, allison debona debeaumont debarros debaca dearmore deangelus. Yes, her hand life, dancing and the fifth. Viviane de bona sep lounge, on season 1.
Letting hock Ronald Mitchell 24 days ago. Ballet West enters Season 2 of Breaking Pointe. Photo by Matthew Karas.
Viewers will also see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, competition and intensity that exist behind the scenes at a professional ballet company. For under the tights and tutus lie warriors, who battle in a gritty world of extreme athleticism, focus and dedication, while hunting for the unattainable…perfection. It obliterates the notion that ballet is a dated art form and shatters pre-conceived stereotypes about the men and women who give their lives to the world of ballet.
Beneath their perfect exteriors, these dancers have the toughness of linebackers, punishing their bodies to achieve perfection and dancing through injuries and pain. No one sees the sacrifice and discipline it takes to look perfect for the audience. Nobody knows that in order to advance and get the best roles, dancers have to navigate the complicated social politics inside the company.
Dec 6, – Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton of Ballet West. Photo by Most up-to-date Absolutely Free Sculpture Garden art Style Statue gardens are out.
In many classical ballets, Broadway shows and contemporary works, there is a love story. Two characters, with passion, find each other, and the dancers tell the tale with such commitment that the audience feels as if their love is real. Sometimes, those dancers take their bow and then go off their separate ways. And they all just about make our heart melt.
Photo by Christopher Duggan. Glenn and Linda have spent many of their dancing years together, in the same company and as a couple. But within the past 13 years or so, Glenn and Linda have been partnered mostly with each other. Glenn says his favorite part of being with another dancer is that she understands not only the physical demands of the profession but also the emotional elements involved as well. We try to keep our relationship just like when we first met.
Photo by Sabi Varga, courtesy of Khozashvili. Not only do Lasha and Ekaterine share a decade-long marriage, but now they also share a one-year-old son, Nicholas. The two dancers often performed together before joining Boston Ballet, and since joining the company, they have been cast as the sensuous Arabian couple in The Nutcracker.
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Allison DeBona. Dance fans loved seeing ballet dancers in a different light than what they see in performance, and wanted more. So now… Breaking Pointe is coming back! The competition will be fierce as the dancers audition for the life-changing roles of Cinderella and Price Charming. She was happy to meet with me once again and chat about breaking ballet stereotypes, the hard work that goes into being a professional dancer, and what we can look forward to in Breaking Pointe season two.
Air Date: Friday, June 01, Tom Mattingly, Soloist Ronnie Underwood, Demi-Soloist Allison DeBona, Demi-Soloist Rex Tilton, Adrian Fry.
His version follows the young god as he is ushered into adulthood by the muses of poetry, mime, and dance. Working with Diaghilev was an unparalleled apprenticeship for Balanchine and, until his own passing in , Balanchine always recognized Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes as the reason he became a great choreographer. Ultimately, though, these ballets remain beautiful, important, and fascinating works of art that are vital and need to be kept alive.
George Balanchine was born in , in pre-Soviet St. Petersburg, Russia, to Georgian and Russian parents. He was an accomplished pianist from an early age and went into the Imperial Ballet School in St. Petersburg at the age of nine. He was a professional dancer by age sixteen and began choreographing experimental works at this time as well. His daring new experiments, however, did not sit well with the newly formed Soviet Union and, in , while on tour in Berlin with a Soviet ballet company, he and a group of friends fled to Paris, where Sergei Diaghilev hired them.
At the young age of 20, Balanchine became a ballet master for the Ballets Russes and, at 21, he was commissioned by Diaghilev to create his first work for the company, the Le Chant du Rossignol. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a simple nightingale who saves the life of a Chinese emperor, the work was originally an opera composed by Igor Stravinsky in Diaghilev was not satisfied with the opera, though, so in , he commissioned Stravinsky to reduce the score to a one-act ballet with a libretto by writer Boris Kochno.
By Karyn D. Instead, the summertime series showed professional dancers of Ballet West, both on and offstage, during part of its just-ended season. That is, lure newer, younger audiences to theaters for live classical ballet?
Jan 16, – Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton for Dance Magazine July Most up-to-date Absolutely Free Sculpture Garden art Style Statue gardens are.
Katie Martin of Grayslake first put on tights and a tutu at age 6 when she began ballet lessons at. She has grown up into a professional ballerina at age 23 who landed a role on the new TV show “Breaking Pointe. The show, produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, gives an unflinching behind-the-scenes look at the world of professional ballet, the injuries, the competition, the all-consuming lifestyle of dancers, and the beauty of the performances.
It is beautiful and ugly and passionate. Ballet is actually a very modern form of entertainment. And that is what you love.
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Hoffman and an adaptation by Alexandre Dumas. It is accompanied by events ranging from an alumni gathering to a congressional resolution by Congressman Ben Mcadams celebrating the contributions of Ballet West to American ballet culture. The lobby of the theater features cardboard trees marked with decades on which attendees can mark when they first experienced The Nutcracker.
Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton from US based company Ballet West and Jon Orton previous An update on some important dates at AEDA.
I had a dream last night that Christiana hooked up with Adam Like what does that even mean? Viewers will also see the dark side of this seemingly perfect world; the jealousy, competition and intensity that exist behind the scenes at a professional ballet company. For under the tights and tutus lie warriors, who battle in a gritty world of extreme athleticism, focus and dedication, while hunting for the unattainable…perfection.
It obliterates the notion that ballet is a dated art form and shatters pre-conceived stereotypes about the men and women who give their lives to the world of ballet. Beneath their perfect exteriors, these dancers have the toughness of linebackers, punishing their bodies to achieve perfection and dancing through injuries and pain.
No one sees the sacrifice and discipline it takes to look perfect for the audience. Nobody knows that in order to advance and get the best roles, dancers have to navigate the complicated social politics inside the company. I may sound like a bitch, but my inner racist radar is saying to me that Wendy Ellis is the reason why Josh didn’t dance Napoleon, not because of all that bs about “you’re black i don’t want to make a joke of you”, yeah sure, Zach is short and ugly, let’s make a joke of him..
Let me say that I really like the idea of Zach being spite-cast as Napoleon yes you are a joke and you know it, Zach! While I believe while you may be onto something, I have two reasons to suggest that your theory is probably not the whole story. Wendy hates everybody. That said, realtalk? I do think Adam was overprotective in a way that may have negatively affected Josh, who is performer and who needs to perform to develop as an artist and a professional.
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Photo by Matthew Karas. Will there be more dancing? Will Allison and Rex be officially dating?
is a dated art form and shatters pre-conceived stereotypes about the men and Ronnie Underwood, Demi-Soloist Allison DeBona, Demi-Soloist Rex Tilton.
Following its sold-out debut in , Ballet West has been invited to return to the renowned Joyce Theater, October 11—14, for five performances. Both works premiered at the National Choreographic Festival this May, and were hailed by audiences and critics alike as exciting new additions to the Ballet West repertoire. The cost of the tour has been partially underwritten by a lead gift from the Janet Quinney Lawson Foundation.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Frederick Q. I also hope New York will appreciate our commitment to the work of George Balanchine, which holds such a strong historical place with Ballet West. Atomic bombs do not glow as brightly, and laser beams are less precise! Regularly quoted and commended in The New York Times, with fashion spreads in Vogue Italia—these two are at the top of their game, with zero expectations to back down or turn around.
Rex grew up in Southern California, where the presence of neighborhood gangs convinced his parents to homeschool all seven of their children. At 11 years of age, Rex took his first dance class, but unfortunately, the school closed not long afterward. Because of this, he and his brothers were pushed into studying at the local Recreation Center where they took Creative Movement classes when they could.
I want to vindicate their sacrifice for making a bunch of artists. Right out of a Disney movie, little Ray, Ronald, Roy, Rex, and Alexis went to work laying floors, painting, and helping wherever they could to open the school.