Following a tough journey and year-long visa process, Hannah Carter finally joined the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Despite missing the first season due to visa issues and proving their suitability, she stayed determined.
Samantha Canedy, an ex-ballet dancer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The University of Texas, has extensive experience in performing arts and business development. Currently, she's an account manager at Pivot Pointe's consulting pillar.
Emma White, a former dancer from New Zealand, discovered the benefits of Pilates for preventing and aiding injury while conditioning the body. Now, Pilates is still a part of her life, and she enjoys sharing her knowledge and helping clients incorporate movement into their daily lives. We asked Emma to reflect on her career transition.
Paul Sóvário shares his 15-year audition experience, highlighting the stages and opportunities it brought to their dance career.
Charlotte Edmonds, a talented choreographer, received her first commission at sixteen and has created many works. She has studied at top ballet schools and worked with famous companies. Her recent projects include exploring dance and dyslexia, making a short film about depression, and directing and choreographing a new dance film.
Nikki Johnson's story highlights the importance of prioritizing overall health and routine check-ups. After experiencing a urinary tract infection, she was diagnosed with stage 1 bladder cancer. Learn more about monitoring your health to catch potential issues early.
Aya Okumura's rise to the top involved being unexpectedly let go from a company, negotiating her way into a new company, and ultimately believing in her value as a dancer.
Ballet dancer Lewis Gardner shares his journey from Elmhurst to Royal Ballet School, to Singapore, and finally to Universal Ballet in Korea. He dispels misconceptions about ballet in Asia and proves its universality.
Netherlands Dans Theater's Madoka Kariya writes about her career and her new experiences outside ballet.