Boston Ballet in the news

2021-2022 Season

Chyrstyn Fentroy Promoted to Principal Dancer | Ballet Herald, Dec 22, 2021
‘Crying happy tears’: Chyrstyn Fentroy promoted to principal dancer at Boston Ballet | The Boston Globe, Dec 22, 2021
A Ballerina Who Adds to the ‘Palette of What’s Possible’ | The New York Times, Dec 22, 2021
Boston Ballet Review: Revisiting The Nutcracker Through Duke Ellington | Ballet Herald, Dec 20, 2021
What’s changed and what hasn’t: Boston Ballet’s ‘Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker’ 2021 | Dance Informa, Dec 20, 2021
For dance, a few big steps forward | The Boston Globe, Dec 17, 2021
Boston Ballet’s Dreamy ‘Nutcracker’ Remains Winter Dance Treasure | Boston Theatre Wings, Dec 16, 2021
How to Celebrate the Holidays in Boston | BU Today, Dec 16, 2021
20 Fun Things To Do Over Winter Break in Boston with Kids | Mommy Poppins, Dec 12, 2021
Coming Attractions: December 12 Through 28– What Will Light Your Fire | The Arts Fuse, Dec 12, 2021
Boston Ballet Celebrates Dancing Again in Stylistically Diverse, ‘reSTART’ [REVIEW] | Arts Air, Dec 10, 2021
Boston Ballet’s ‘reSTART’: Pleasant dance for tough times | Dance Informa,  Dec, 9, 2021
Review: Boston Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ provides welcome escape into childhood fantasy | The Huntington News, Dec 8, 2021
Boston Ballet returns live to the stage with performances of The Nutcracker | WCVB Chronicle, Dec 7, 2021
Five Ways Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy Is Getting Into the Seasonal Spirit | Boston Magazine, Dec 7, 2021
This 'Nutcracker'-themed Hotel Package Includes VIP Treatment at the Ballet and 2 Nights in a Suite | Travel and Leisure, Dec 4, 2021
10 Over-The-Top Holiday Escapes | Forbes, Dec 2, 2021
Boston Ballet amazes again | Daily Free Press, Dec 1, 2021
“The Nutcracker” by Boston Ballet Returns with Live Performances at the Boston Opera House | Britt Rose, Nov 30, 2021
As ‘Nutcracker’ Returns, Companies Rethink Depictions of Asians | New York Times, Nov 29, 2021
21 Greater Boston holiday shows to brighten your December |, Nov 29, 2021
Boston Ballet has returned to the Opera House at last with ‘The Nutcracker’ | Boston Globe, Nov 27, 2021
These Are the 30 Best Things to See and Do in Boston | Travel and Leisure, Nov 26, 2021
He’s performed in ‘The Nutcracker’ for 22 years, and as Boston Ballet returns to the Opera House stage, he’s ready to leap again | Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2021
Pointe man: Quincy's John Lam has 'danced everything' in Boston Ballet's 'Nutcracker' | Patriot Ledger, Nov 24, 2021
Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond | Boston Globe, Nov 24, 2021
The Nutcracker is Returning to Boston Ballet—Here’s What Live Performance Means to the Cast This Year | Boston Magazine
Boston Ballet's Paulo Arrais Drinks in the Fantasy of 'The Nutcracker' | EDGE Media Network, Nov 23, 2021
17 Best Things to do in Boston, Massachusetts in the Winter (a Local’s Guide) | Practical Wanderlust, Nov 22, 2021
Dancing snowflakes and mischievous mice return in local stagings of 'The Nutcracker' | WBUR, Nov 22, 2021
Cue the Sugar Plum Fairy: Hundreds of South Shore dancers to perform in 'The Nutcracker' | Patriot Ledger, Nov 16, 2021
Boston Ballet's new season features 8 world premieres | Boston Herald, Nov 14, 2021
Boston Ballet presents The Nutcracker | BosGuy, Nov 11, 2021
Westwood's Hertz To Perform In Boston Ballet's "The Nutcracker" | The Patch, Nov 8, 2021
10 Best Things to Do in Massachusetts This Holiday Season | New England Travel Today, Nov 8, 2021
From the Dark Pit to Living Color | The Boston Musical Intelligencer, Nov 4, 2021
Boston Ballet off to a brilliant ‘reSTART’ | Sleepless Critic, Nov 4, 2021
Boston Ballet’s RestART: An Exciting Look into the Post-Quarantine Season | The Harvard Crimson, Nov 9, 2021
Michaela DePrince Makes Her Next Move | Nov 3, 2021
Boston Ballet Review: Pushing ReSTART with a Polished Season Opener | Ballet Herald, Nov 2, 2021
Boston Ballet launches online content hub ÜNI | Dance Informa, Oct 31, 2021
Things to do around Boston this weekend and beyond | Boston Globe, Oct 28, 2021
Boston Ballet restarts with a bang | Boston Globe, Oct 28, 2021
Boston Ballet newcomer Michaela DePrince appeared in Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade,’ and now stars in ‘Coppelia’ ​| Boston Globe, Oct 15, 2021
Boston Ballet debuts ÜNI streaming platform | Boston Globe, Oct 13, 2021
Meet The ARTery 25 — Artists Of Color Transforming The Cultural Landscape | WBUR, Sep 20, 2021
Boston Ballet announces its roster for 2021-22 | Boston Globe, Sep 7, 2021
Boston Ballet’s Dance in VR Series breaks the wall between viewer and performer | Boston Globe, Jul 23, 2021
Baystate Business: Pops Review (Radio, starts at 11:35) | Bloomberg, Jul 2, 2021

2020-2021 Season

13-year-old Syracuse boy dances his way to Boston | WSYR, Jun 27, 2021
3 LGBTQ families share their personal journeys to parenthood | Today, Jun 24, 2021
Mechanics Hall is a dream-like venue for Boston Ballet's new 'Awakening' program online | Telegram & Gazette, Jun 23, 2021
Best Zoom Gala (Boston Ballet Ball) | Boston Magazine
Boston Ballet’s ‘Process and Progress’: A capstone program | Dance Informa, Jun 6, 2021
Boston Ballet returns to the Opera House stage with 'Nutcracker' in November | The Patriot Ledger, Jun 3, 2021
Boston Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ to return to the Opera House in November | The Boston Globe, Jun 2, 2021
Boston Ballet Will Reopen For Live Performances In November | WBZ, Jun 2, 2021
College Dance Degree or Postgraduate Training Program–Which is Right For You? | Dance Magazine, May 18, 2021
Goings on about town | The New Yorker, May 17, 2021
Boston Ballet Review: Getting Reconnected | Ballet Herald, May 16, 2021
Boston Ballet gets creative with its virtual-season finale | The Boston Globe, May 14, 2021
8 Virtual Dance Performances to Watch in May | Pointe, May 14, 2021
What's happening in the arts world | The Boston Globe, May 13, 2021
Boston Ballet closes its virtual season with four creatively produced premieres | The Boston Globe, May 12, 2021
Chisako Oga Is Soaring to New Heights at Boston Ballet | Pointe, May 6, 2021
Relief for theaters is here | CNN, May 6, 2021
An eclectic Boston arts scene blooms in May | Boston Herald, May 3, 2021
Dance Schools Are Updating Their Dress Codes to Become More Inclusive | Dance Magazine, Apr 27, 2021
Studio to Street: Boston Ballet Soloist Lawrence Rines Breaks Down His Signature Style | Pointe, Apr 23, 2021
'We are beginning a whole new world': Brighter days ahead for Boston Ballet | The Patriot Ledger, Apr 12, 2021
Why Planning Summer Study This Year Is More Complicated Than Ever | Pointe, Apr 8, 2021
How the Boston Ballet survived, and even grew its audience, during Covid | Boston Business Journal, Apr 5, 2021
Boston Ballet’s 'The Art of Classical Ballet' Review: Ballet from the Studio to Your Living Room | Harvard Crimson, Apr 2, 2021
With the Help of Social Media, the Asian Ballet Community Is Speaking Out Against Anti-Asian Violence | Pointe, Apr 1, 2021
31 Things To See, Do, and Hear This Spring | Boston Magazine, Mar 31, 2021
With delightful studio performances, Boston Ballet celebrates the classical art form | The Boston Globe, Mar 25, 2021
Boston Ballet Celebrates 15 Years With Resident Choreographer Jorma Elo | WBUR, Feb 26, 2021
Boston Ballet celebrates Jorma Elo in a rich program of new work and past highlights | The Boston Globe, Feb 25, 2021
The state of the dance industry through COVID: Checking back in | Dance Informa, Jan 2, 2021
Picture Boston: Our Most Memorable Photos of 2020 | NBC Boston, Dec 28, 2020
Boston Musicians And Artists Keep Holiday Traditions Alive In Pandemic | GBH, Dec 23, 2020
'The Gift' from Boston Ballet | The Bay State Banner, Dec 23, 2020
'The Gift', Handel's 'Messiah', A Baroque Holiday | GBH Open Studio, Dec 18, 2020
Six bright spots in dance this year | The Boston Globe, Dec 18, 2020
Boston Ballet's 'The Gift' is a welcome one | The Boston Globe, Dec 17, 2020
These thoughtful, last-minute gifts arrive in an instant, no mailing required | The Boston Globe, Dec 16, 2020
'Forsythe Elements' in Boston Ballet's BB@yourhome: Questioning what ballet and performance can be | Dance Informa, Dec 2, 2020
Boston Ballet brings 'Nutcracker' magic, energy online | Boston Herald, Nov 27, 2020
Land of the Bittersweet: COVID's Effect on Nutcracker | Dance Magazine, Nov 27, 2020
Boston Ballet Streams Abridged Nutcracker Show Amid Pandemic Closures | WBZ News Radio, Nov 25, 2020
Boston Ballet's iconic 'Nutcracker' to air on TV this Saturday | Patriot Ledger, Nov 25, 2020
A William Forsythe Sampler, JoyceStream and Bourne's Legacy | The New York Times, Nov 24, 2020
Celebrating the 'Nutcracker' with a Simple Eggnog Cake Just in Time for the Holidays | NBC Boston, Nov 23, 2020
Boston Ballet kicks off its streaming season with a taste of Forsythe | The Boston Globe, Nov 20, 2020
Behind the Scenes of 'The Nutcracker' | NBC Boston, Nov 19, 2020
Boston Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' to Air on NBC10 Boston | NBC Boston, Nov 18, 2020
Tips for Parenting Kids Reaching for The Stars; Chatting With the Mom of a Child in the Boston Ballet | NBC Boston, Nov 18, 2020
Boston Ballet on point for new, virtual season | Boston Herald, Nov 18, 2020
Behind the Curtain: Kids Ask Boston Ballet Dancers Questions | NBC Boston, Nov 17, 2020
Treats Fit for the Sugar Plum Fairy | NBC Boston, Nov 17, 2020
Boston Ballet dances in the Theater District's streets | The Boston Globe, Nov 9, 2020
The 2020 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts | The Boston Globe, Nov 6, 2020
9 dance performances to revive your spirits | The Boston Globe, Oct 16, 2020
Arts Groups Hurting, But Adapting, With Curtains Closed Going Into Holiday Season | GBH, Oct 2, 2020
Boston Ballet plans a virtual 'Nutcracker' while aiming to return to the stage by May | The Boston Globe, Sep 15, 2020
Boston Ballet's 'The Nutcracker' leaps onto TV this holiday season | The Patriot Ledger, Sep 15, 2020

2019-2020 Season

Boston Ballet’s ‘Carmen’ program puts strong women in the spotlight | The Boston Globe, Mar 6, 2020
Boston Ballet has started a ‘rEVOLUTION’ | The Patriot Ledger, Mar 1, 2020
Boston Ballet rises to its ‘rEVOLUTION’ | The Boston Globe, Feb 28, 2020
Icons inspire Boston Ballet dancers to make creative strides | Boston Herald, Feb 28, 2020
Dancing into the revolution — Boston Ballet highlights black dancers in formerly controversial piece | Bay State Banner, Feb 27, 2020
Boston Ballet announces its 57th season, including six world premieres | The Boston Globe, Feb 11, 2020
Globe dance critics’ Top 10 shows for 2019 | The Boston Globe, Dec 19, 2019
Pop songs invaded Boston dance stages in 2019 | The Boston Globe, Dec 19, 2019
Boston Ballet Costume Team Takes Great Pride in Work | NBC Boston, Dec 14, 2019 (video)
Behind the Scenes at the ‘Nutcracker’ Tech Rehearsals | NBC Boston, Dec 12, 2019 (video)
Young Dancers Audition for Coveted Spots in Boston Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ | NBC Boston, Dec 11, 2019 (video)
These Are the Dance Moments Our Readers Loved the Most This Year | Dance Magazine, Dec 10, 2019
Boston Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ continues to dazzle and charm | Patriot Ledger, Dec 2, 2019
Boston Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ keeps the faith | The Boston Globe, Nov 30, 2019
Boston Ballet puts art and soul into The Nutcracker | Boston Herald, Nov 30, 2019
Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director of Boston Ballet | National Arts Center Podcast, Nov 15, 2019
The 2019 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts | The Boston Globe
In 'BB@home: ChoreograpHER,' The Women Of The Boston Ballet Show Ingenuity And Talent | WBUR The ARTery, Oct 25, 2019
Balancing Ballet and Family Life |  NBC 10, Oct 23, 2019 (Video)
Boston Ballet School creates professional ballet academy at Walnut Hill School for the Arts | The Boston Globe, Oct 22, 2019
Former Dance Theatre of Harlem star Chyrstyn Fentroy is leaping up the ranks at Boston Ballet | The Boston Globe, Oct 4, 2019
Boston Ballet Initiative Empowers Women Choreographers | WBZ, Sep 23, 2019 (Video)
Boston Ballet serves up a superb Giselle | The Boston Globe, Sep 20, 2019
Boston Ballet’s classic ‘Giselle’ has a few new ideas up her sleeve | The Patriot Ledger, Sep 20, 2019
Classical simplicity: Boston Ballet’s ‘Giselle’ | Dance Informa, Sep 19, 2019
Boston Ballet Using TB12 Approach | NECN, Sep 10, 2019
Boston Ballet brings on a new roster, a new team | Dance Informa, Sep 2, 2019
Boston Ballet stretches its entrepreneurial muscle |  Boston Business Journal, Jul 31, 2019
Boston Ballet announces its 2019-20 roster | The Boston Globe, Jul 29, 2019
How The Boston Ballet Connects With the Community | Bloomberg Jul 29, 2019

2018-2019 Season

Boston Ballet dances the night away | Harvard Gazette, June 21, 2019
Kathleen Breen Combes on Retiring From Boston Ballet, and Her New Role at Festival Ballet Providence  | Pointe Magazine June 6, 2019
Kathleen Breen Combes bows farewell to Boston Ballet and begins a new act |  Dance Informa, June 2019
From Ballerina to Executive Director: Why Kathleen Breen Combes Wants to Be Behind the Scenes | Dance Magazine, May 29, 2019
Ballet Dance To Debut At Boston Calling Music Festival | WBUR, May 24, 2019
Dance: Boston Ballet dazzles in ‘Cinderella’ and ‘Rhapsody’ | Patriot Ledger, May 18, 2019
A ‘Rhapsody’ of inspiring visions at Boston Ballet | The Boston Globe, May 17, 2019 
The Boston Calling Music Festival Welcomes The Boston Ballet | WGBH, May 17, 2019
12 Best Theatre or Dance Events Over the Summer | New England Magazine, May 16, 2019
Kathleen Breen Combes to retire from Boston Ballet, become executive director of Festival Ballet Providence | The Boston Globe, May 14, 2019 
Boston Ballet captures delight of ‘Cinderella’ | Boston Herald, May 14, 2019 
Making Magic: Inside The Costume Preparations For Boston Ballet’s Cinderella | WBZ, May 13, 2019 
Boston Ballet offers a sweet, sunny ‘Cinderella’ | The Boston Globe, May 11, 2019 
Boston Ballet Debut — 'ELA, Rhapsody in Blue' — Explores Gendered Violence And Female Triumph | WBUR The ARTery, May 10, 2019 
A dancer’s rhapsody for strong women | The Boston Globe, May 9, 2019 
Principal Dancer at Boston Ballet Takes on New Role | NBC Boston, May 7, 2019 
Boston Ballet’s Lia Cirio dons the glass slipper | The Boston Globe, May 2, 2019 
Mikko Nissinen, Boston Ballet artistic director, awarded Finnish knighthood | The Boston Globe, April 22, 2019 
Boston Ballet Just Promoted 7 Dancers | Pointe Magazine, Apr 2, 2019
Muses no more: Ballet's newest choreographers | BBC News, Mar 29, 2019
Meet The ARTery 25 — Millennials Of Color Impacting Boston Arts And Culture | The ARTery, Mar 25, 2019
Boston Ballet’s Derek Dunn, on his toes | The Boston Globe, Mar 14, 2019
William Forsythe: “Isn’t Ballet Delightful?”  | The New York Times, Mar 1, 2019
William Forsythe finds a home base — and collaborative spirit — at Boston Ballet | The Boston Globe Feb 28, 2019
In Boston Ballet season, everything from ‘Giselle’ to a world premiere | The Boston Globe, Feb 26, 2019
Boston Ballet Ball at The Castle raises $1.8 million | The Boston Globe, Feb 6, 2019
The Latest Tango in Boston | The Improper Bostonian
Matthew Slattery: The long road from Cooma to Boston Ballet | Dance Informa
Here's Who Is Playing At Boston Calling This Year | WBUR ARTery Jan 10, 2019
Chyrstyn Fentroy Sparkles As The Snow Queen In 'The Nutcracker' | WBUR Radio Boston
Keytar Bear, Nutcracker Bear Teamed Up in a New Video | Boston Magazine, Dec 18, 2018
Haley Schwan's Untraditional Path From Choreographing at the MTV VMAs to Joining Boston Ballet | Pointe Magazine, Dec 5, 2018
Chyrstyn Mariah Fentroy exudes the magic of Boston Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ | Boston Herald, Dec 1, 2018
‘Nutcracker’ nation: Dancers from 16 countries cast a spell in the holiday classic ballet | Patriot Ledger, Nov 22, 2018
Boston Ballet Aims To Develop Women Choreographers In Male Dominated Art Form | WBUR ARTery, Nov 28, 2018
Conductor embraces the magic of ‘The Nutcracker’ | The Boston Globe, Nov 15, 2018
How a Group of Gay Male Ballet Dancers Is Rethinking Masculinity | The New York Times, Nov 15, 2018
Boston Ballet project aims to lift women choreographers | The Boston Globe
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Boston Ballet's All-Female Choreographed Program | Pointe Magazine, Oct 26, 2018
What a Boston Ballet dancer had to say about Benintendi’s amazing catch | The Boston Globe, Oct 25, 2018
Everybody Dance Now: Boston-Area Adult Dance Classes | NBC Boston (video), 
2018 Stars of the Corps: Boston Ballet's María Álvarez | Pointe Magazine, Oct 10, 2018
Boston Ballet: Retrospective and Prospective | Critical Dance
Hannah Bettes: The Former Competition Star Is Flying High At Boston Ballet | Pointe Magazine, Sep 21, 2018
39 Dance Performances to See This Fall | The New York Times, Sep 12, 2018
Boston Ballet kicks up its heels in ‘Genius at Play’ | The Boston Globe, Sep 8, 2018
This Season, The Boston Ballet Celebrates The Legacy Of An American Icon | WBUR ARTery, Sep 5, 2018
What Leonard Bernstein Should You Listen To | The New York Times, Aug 23, 2018
Boston Ballet’s Community of Players: Artistic director Mikko Nissinen develops relationships with Jorma Elo, William Forsythe and more | Dance International, Aug 18, 2018
Boston Ballet And BSO Collaborate For First Time To Celebrate Centennial Of Robbins And Bernstein | WBUR ARTery, Aug 16, 2018
Boston Ballet names Mischa Santora its new music director | Boston Globe, Aug 11, 2018
Russian-born principal dancer, Wellesley native join Boston Ballet for new season | Boston Globe, Jul 31, 2018
New documentary highlights difficulties faced by male dancers | NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt aired Sat., July 21 
Boston Ballet School Dancers Brought Degas Paintings to Life | Boston Magazine, Jul 19, 2018


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