‘Not every ballet dancer has to be fragile and petite’

Director of the English National Ballet, Aaron Watkin – Rii Schroer When Aaron Watkin was a dancer with the Canadian National Ballet in the late 1980s, he was sometimes overcome with unnerving anxiety. “I felt my body humming with fear,” he says. “I would have to say to myself: your solo will only last 60 … Read more

Why the toxic ballet world is resistant to change

Difficult art: ballet is hard on the feet, body and mind – SimonSkafar For more than half a millennium it has been the most beautiful art form; that little girls all over the world dream about, with streams of young hopefuls throwing themselves at the feet of schools every year. Yet in recent months, a … Read more