Dancer Insight: Viktorina Kapitonova on Giselle

Discover what it's like to dance the title role of this iconic ballet.

Dancer Insight: Viktorina Kapitonova on Giselle

The role of Giselle is renowned for its technical and emotional difficulty, and continues to be a touchstone in the legacy of great ballerinas. Go behind the scenes with Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova and discover what it's like to dance this coveted role.


Video by Ernesto Galan

The role of Giselle is renowned for its technical and emotional difficulty, and continues to be a touchstone in the legacy of great ballerinas. Go behind the scenes with Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova and discover what it's like to dance this coveted role.


Video by Ernesto Galan

Spotlight: The Irish Wolfhound in Giselle

Get to know Griffin, the 150 lb Irish Wolfhound who is getting ready to make his debut in Giselle.

Spotlight: The Irish Wolfhound in Giselle

Meet Griffin, a rescue pup from Hungary who now lives on a horse farm in Berlin, MA. From costume fittings to cross training, see how he's preparing for his onstage debut during the hunting scene in Act 1 of Giselle. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

Meet Griffin, a rescue pup from Hungary who now lives on a horse farm in Berlin, MA. From costume fittings to cross training, see how he's preparing for his onstage debut during the hunting scene in Act 1 of Giselle. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

A Day in the Life: Corina Gill

Follow Second Soloist Corina Gill and see what it takes to train as a Boston Ballet dancer.

A Day in the Life: Corina Gill

Follow Second Soloist Corina Gill and see what it takes to train as a Boston Ballet dancer.
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Video by Ian Travis Bernard

Oct 25, 2015

Follow Second Soloist Corina Gill and see what it takes to train as a Boston Ballet dancer.
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Video by Ian Travis Bernard

Paulo Arrais

Meet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais
 

Paulo Arrais

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paulo Arrais talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

Mischa Santora

Meet Music Director Mischa Santora

Mischa Santora

Get to know Music Director Mischa Santora and discover how together with Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, he plans to further Boston Ballet’s commitment to live music.

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Get to know Music Director Mischa Santora and discover how together with Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen, he plans to further Boston Ballet’s commitment to live music.

Video by Ernesto Galan

A Day in the Life: Irlan Silva

Follow Soloist Irlan Silva and see what it takes to be a dancer with Boston Ballet. 

A Day in the Life: Irlan Silva

Follow Soloist Irlan Silva and see what it takes to be a dancer with Boston Ballet. #SupportBB
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Video by Ian Travis Barnard

Feb 25, 2016

Follow Soloist Irlan Silva and see what it takes to be a dancer with Boston Ballet. #SupportBB
We do it all for you, but we can't do it without you.
Video by Ian Travis Barnard

Before the Curtain Rises

Watch what happens on stage and off - before the curtain rises.

Before the Curtain Rises

It takes her...and you...all of you to make what we do possible. Watch what happens on stage and off. #SupportBB.
Video by Ian Travis Bernard

Jun 15, 2016

It takes her...and you...all of you to make what we do possible. Watch what happens on stage and off. #SupportBB.
Video by Ian Travis Bernard

Ji Young Chae

Meet Principal Dancer Ji Young Chae

Ji Young Chae

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Ji Young Chae talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to her.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Ji Young Chae talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to her.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Lia Cirio

Meet Principal Dancer Lia Cirio
 

Lia Cirio

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Lia Cirio talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to her.
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Lia Cirio talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to her.
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

Paul Craig

Meet Principal Dancer Paul Craig

Paul Craig

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paul Craig talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Sep 5, 2017

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Paul Craig talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Derek Dunn

Meet Principal Dancer Derek Dunn

Derek Dunn

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Derek Dunn talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Derek Dunn talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Ashley Ellis

Meet Principal Dancer Ashely Ellis
 

Ashley Ellis

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Ashley Ellis talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to her.
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Ashley Ellis talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to her.
Video by Ernesto Galan
 

Viktorina Kapitonova

Meet Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova. 

Viktorina Kapitonova

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to her.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to her.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Patrick Yocum

Meet Principal Dancer Patrick Yocum 

Patrick Yocum

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Patrick Yocum talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Sep 5, 2017

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Patrick Yocum talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Junxiong Zhao

Meet Principal Dancer Junxiong Zhao

Junxiong Zhao

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Junxiong Zhao talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan

Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Junxiong Zhao talks about what ballet and dancing in Boston means to him.
Video by Ernesto Galan

The Making of a World Premiere

Finnish landscapes + a national anthem + the full Company = Elo’s world premiere

The Making of a World Premiere

Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo explains what inspired him when creating his latest work, Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo explains what inspired him when creating his latest work, Fifth Symphony of Jean Sibelius.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: Becoming Juliet

Discover what it’s like for Principal Dancer Seo Hye Han to dance one of ballet’s most coveted roles.

Inside Look: Becoming Juliet

Principal Dancer Seo Hye Han shares her experience dancing the iconic and complex role of Juliet for the first time on the Opera House stage. Don’t miss her journey on stage in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Principal Dancer Seo Hye Han shares her experience dancing the iconic and complex role of Juliet for the first time on the Opera House stage. Don’t miss her journey on stage in John Cranko’s Romeo & Juliet. 

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Dancer Insight: Viktorina Kapitonova on Cinderella

Adding a new role to her repertoire, Viktorina shares a little of her own Cinderella story.

Dancer Insight: Viktorina Kapitonova on Cinderella

Go behind the scenes with Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova as she shares her enthusiasm about becoming Cinderella for the first time and the parallels to her own life.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Go behind the scenes with Principal Dancer Viktorina Kapitonova as she shares her enthusiasm about becoming Cinderella for the first time and the parallels to her own life.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: The Art of Gesture

A closer look at how our dancers speak without saying anything at all.

Inside Look: The Art of Gesture

Discover how dancers communicate the complex characters and rich narrative of Romeo & Juliet through mime. Watch Shakespeare’s masterpiece, the greatest—and most dangerous—love story ever told, come to life without saying a word.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Discover how dancers communicate the complex characters and rich narrative of Romeo & Juliet through mime. Watch Shakespeare’s masterpiece, the greatest—and most dangerous—love story ever told, come to life without saying a word.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Kelsey Montague Art for La Sylphide

La Sylphide takes flight on The Greenway with an interactive street mural by Kelsey Montague Art.

Inside Look: Kelsey Montague Art for La Sylphide

La Sylphide comes to life with an interactive street mural on The Greenway. Watch a time-lapse video of its creation by Kelsey Montague Art.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

La Sylphide comes to life with an interactive street mural on The Greenway. Watch a time-lapse video of its creation by Kelsey Montague Art.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: Choreographer William Forsythe

See why William Forsythe is heralded as a foremost choreographer in the ballet world and a revolutionary artist.  

Inside Look: Choreographer William Forsythe

Experts in the arts share an inside look at the man credited with revolutionizing ballet. Explore the singular style and undeniable energy of William Forsythe through the eyes of luminaries who have worked closely with him. A New York Times critic, Harvard University educator, ICA curator, and fellow choreographer share how he inspires them.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Experts in the arts share an inside look at the man credited with revolutionizing ballet. Explore the singular style and undeniable energy of William Forsythe through the eyes of luminaries who have worked closely with him. A New York Times critic, Harvard University educator, ICA curator, and fellow choreographer share how he inspires them.

Video by Ernesto Galan

Inside Look: Facets of Forsythe, Part 1

New York Times dance critic and a contemporary art curator share their thoughts on Forsythe's impact on both worlds.

Inside Look: Facets of Forsythe, Part 1

Roslyn Sulcas, dance critic for The New York Times and Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, explore the many facets of William Forsythe's creativity. Discover the rich layers, unexpected combinations, and experiential aspects that are distinctive to his work as a choreographer and with a parallel practice in the visual arts.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Roslyn Sulcas, dance critic for The New York Times and Eva Respini, Barbara Lee Chief Curator of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, explore the many facets of William Forsythe's creativity. Discover the rich layers, unexpected combinations, and experiential aspects that are distinctive to his work as a choreographer and with a parallel practice in the visual arts.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: Facets of Forsythe, Part 2

William Forsythe’s illustrious colleagues share why you won't want to miss the opportunity to experience his work live.

Inside Look: Facets of Forsythe, Part 2

Two of William Forsythe's closest colleagues, Jill Johnson and Stephen Galloway, have each worked with Forsythe for over 20 years. They share how he inspires them to challenge their assumptions of what dance is and should be.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Two of William Forsythe's closest colleagues, Jill Johnson and Stephen Galloway, have each worked with Forsythe for over 20 years. They share how he inspires them to challenge their assumptions of what dance is and should be.

Video by Ernesto Galan 

Mikko Nissinen on William Forsythe

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses what it means to work with premiere choreographer William Forsythe.

Mikko Nissinen on William Forsythe

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses what it means to work with William Forsythe as the ballet kicks off a five year partnership with the choreographic legend. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Boston Ballet Artistic Director, Mikko Nissinen, discusses what it means to work with William Forsythe as the ballet kicks off a five year partnership with the choreographic legend. 
Video by Ernesto Galan 

Inside Look: In Creases with Stager Patricia Delgado

Discover why you won’t want In Creases to end.

Inside Look: In Creases with Stager Patricia Delgado

Stager Patricia Delgado works with the dancers of Boston Ballet for the first time to recreate an intricate world of Justin Peck’s imagination. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

Stager Patricia Delgado works with the dancers of Boston Ballet for the first time to recreate an intricate world of Justin Peck’s imagination. 

Video by Ernesto Galan

The illusion we create is intended to deepen your understanding of reality.

Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director
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