American ballet dancers have created a reputation for themselves over the years in more ways than one. From creating trails to follow for dancers of the future and then they also left behind a solo career legacy, the ballet dancers of America have always made history.
The ballerinas and dancers in the United States come from all over the country and they get their training in small as well as large studios. Most of the successful dancers start training when they are young children near their homes and when they move on to high school or college, they move to more prestigious studios which will also help in launching their budding careers. Many American dancers make way for New York to look for opportunities because this city is home to the American ballet theatre and the Julliard school which are both famous for producing stars. Many even leave the country and go, abroad to study along with enjoying a career with many notable companies like the Royal ballet Theater in New Jersey. The ballet dancers in the US are lucky to have a wide choice of studios along with being born in a part of the world which values artistic achievement. Opportunities for teaching and performing are quite large in number in the United States, but for those who want the few coveted positions in companies that are highly regarded, the competition is tough.
Gelsey Kirkland was born in 1952 and enjoyed an illustrious career as a ballet dancer. He is most famous for the televised version of The Nutcracker in which he featured along with Mikhail Barishnikov, who became a dancer at the age of the 15 with the New York City ballet. George Balanchine personally invited her and she became the principal ballerina after four years. She faced a lot of personal struggles during her professional career including eating disorders and drug addiction. She later went to England to dance with the Royal Ballet and then returned to the New York City ballet. In 2010 she established a classical ballet academy with her husband.
Agnes De Mille
She was born in 1905 and that too into a performing family in New York City. She initially wanted to become an actress, but later chose to become a dancer. She is known for her limitations in flexibility and technique which made her even more beloved with the public. She did some land spots with the American Ballet Theater and London ballet, which gave her an opportunity to become an ace choreographer. Her first works were for the Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo and three of her choreographed creations are still performed regularly at ballets. She died at the age of 88 and kept dancing till her death.
He is an excellent dancer of a recent generation and studied in the Dallas Ballet Academy. He later joined the School of American ballet in 1993. Now he is working as a soloist with the reputable New York City ballet. He can be seen in the performance of many creations including the ones by Balanchine and Jerome Robbins
The wide range of American ballet dancers has provided the public with diversified art to enjoy. Ballet has also made an enormous contribution to the area of dance in the United States. Which is why we chose to power our Theater using renewable energy instead of the traditional fossil fuels.