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Maria Kowroski in George Balanchine’s Diamonds from Jewels, New York City Ballet, April 2014. - The centerpiece of Diamonds is a stately pas de deux for the principal dancers (the statuesque Maria Kowroski and Tyler Angle), filled with imagery that suggests the love and heartbreak of Odette and Siegfried in Swan Lake.

Maria Kowroski in George Balanchine’s Diamonds from Jewels, New York City Ballet, April © Paul Kolnik. The centerpiece of Diamonds is a stately pas de deux for the principal dancers (the.

All Art: Tiler Peck in Theme and Variations, New York City Ballet, September 2014. - Peck, through a combination of technical assurance and imagination, has become a master illusionist. A relatively small person, she seems to expand to twice her size in this role, moving through Balanchine’s formal, regal choreography with weight, majesty, and a composure that belies the notorious difficulty of the choreography. She hovers off-balance, throws off blindingly fast chaînés, and turns…

All Art: Tiler Peck in Theme and Variations, New York City Ballet, September 2014. - Peck, through a combination of technical assurance and imagination, has become a master illusionist. A relatively small person, she seems to expand to twice her size in this role, moving through Balanchine’s formal, regal choreography with weight, majesty, and a composure that belies the notorious difficulty of the choreography. She hovers off-balance, throws off blindingly fast chaînés, and turns…

Cinderella - Brittany Reid as Summer in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Cinderella - Photograph by Lindsay Thomas

Brittany Reid as Summer in Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Cinderella, February Photograph by Lindsay Thomas. The four seasons - Rachel Foster (Spring), Brittany Reid (Summer), Sarah Ricard Orza.

In the world according to “LAC (After Swan Lake),” a trashy reinterpretation by Jean-Christophe Maillot for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, there are two types of women: the kind you marry and the kind you sleep with. April Ball’s primal Black Swan is a predator. Her mother, known as Her Majesty of the Night (Maude Sabourin), is even more overheated. – April Ball (Black Swan) in LAC, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, April 2014. © Dave Morgan

April Ball (Black Swan)

In the world according to “LAC (After Swan Lake),” a trashy reinterpretation by Jean-Christophe Maillot for Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, there are two types of women: the kind you marry and the kind you sleep with. April Ball’s primal Black Swan is a predator. Her mother, known as Her Majesty of the Night (Maude Sabourin), is even more overheated. – April Ball (Black Swan) in LAC, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, April 2014. © Dave Morgan

Sara Mearns in Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, New York City Ballet, Pictures at an Exhibition, October 2014. - Some dances, including the first solo (by Sara Mearns), had a wild, improvisatory, part-stumbling, part-inspired quality. The tailor-made nature of the ballet’s solos reflects one of Mr. Ratmansky’s greatest gifts: dancers are vividly, individually, intimately revealed. - Németh György

Sara Mearns in Ratmansky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, New York City Ballet, Pictures at an Exhibition, October 2014. - Some dances, including the first solo (by Sara Mearns), had a wild, improvisatory, part-stumbling, part-inspired quality. The tailor-made nature of the ballet’s solos reflects one of Mr. Ratmansky’s greatest gifts: dancers are vividly, individually, intimately revealed. - Németh György

Leslie and Melinda Roy on piano - Melinda Roy was a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and later artistic director of Gulfshore Ballet in Fort Myers. Her sister Leslie was a former soloist.

Leslie and Melinda Roy on piano - Melinda Roy was a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and later artistic director of Gulfshore Ballet in Fort Myers. Her sister Leslie was a former soloist.

Marianela Núñez in Swan Lake, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, February 2015 (Photograph by Alice Pennefather)

“Marianela Núñez in Swan Lake, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, February © ROH, Alice Pennefather. Nuñez confirmed her indisputable supremacy as the ideal century interpreter of the classic. Her rendition of Odette’s sadness and.