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My Injury and Recovery Process - Reflections and Advice

by American Repertory Ballet dancer Marc St-Pierre

How it happened

It was September 5th 2012, the company was just returning from a very long layoff. Any dancer that has ever been on a long summer layoff knows what I am talking about. Dancers struggle to try to earn at least a portion of their income from dance while trying to stay in shape, and spend as little money possible. This yearly occurrence can be depressing, even for the seasoned professional dancer.

Mary Barton's "Fantasy Baroque" on ARB's "Signautre Duets" program

by Amanda Anderson, ARB Marketing Intern
So far this Spring 2014 season, American Repertory Ballet has provided us with new, exciting and beautiful pieces of enchanting works such as Romeo and Juliet and Firebird, both choreographed by Artistic Director Douglas Martin.

This Saturday: "Romeo and Juliet" at the Berrie Center at Ramapo College

by Amanda Anderson, ARB intern and Rider University student

On Saturday, February 22 at 8:00pm, American Repertory Ballet will present Douglas Martin’s Romeo and Juliet at the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts at Ramapo College.  

Alexander Dutko on becoming the Firebird

by Christine Chen

“It’s been a bathtub week.”


by Amanda Anderson, ARB Intern
This spring season, American Repertory Ballet will present Douglas Martin’s Firebird at 7:30pm, March 12, 2014 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.

Princeton and Boston

January 19/20:  Princeton and Boston.  Here we are in the thick of auditions.  Saturday in Princeton, we auditioned over 100 eager young dancers.  It was great to welcome some familiar faces from former summers, back now hoping to become Trainees to the company.  And it’s always super to see the next generation of our own students reaching the age at which they can audition for the advanced division of the Summer Intensive.

A New Year, a New Audition Tour, and New Projects

1.17.14--- what a great date on which to pick up the thread of my blog, after “Nutcracker” and holiday cocooning.  Let’s celebrate a new year, a new audition tour, and new projects.

Friday Food for Thought: Mother Ginger Bread Cookies

Here's another Nutcracker-inspired recipe from former Princeton Ballet dancer Shari Nyce: Mother Ginger Bread Cookies!  With some cookie cutters, icing, candy, and creativity, you could decorate them like Mother Ginger's Polichinelles! 

Mother Ginger Bread Cookies

Peppermint Bark and Marzipan

Here are more sweet recipes from the kitchen of former Princeton Ballet dancer Shari Nyce.  With only two weekends of Nutcracker left, there's a lot of baking to do!  Why not tonight?  Put some "mmm" in your Monday!

The first recipe is quick and easy, and can be enjoyed all winter long: candy cane bark!  The second, marzipan, makes for very pretty treats.  Have you danced the Candy Cane and Marzipan roles in Nutcracker?  Shari has...


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