Ballet requires athleticism, artistry and decades of grueling practice. It’s an extremely competitive field and few dancers manage to become principal dancers at major theaters. This week on Viewpoints – James Whiteside, a principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, shares his professional ballet journey and what he’s learned about himself along the way.
- James Whiteside, principal dancer, American Ballet Theatre, author, Center, Center: A Funny, Sexy, Sad, Almost-Memoir of a Boy in Ballet.
Links for more info:
- ABT: James Whiteside
- Instagram: @jamesbwhiteside
- The Washington Post: James Whiteside isn’t a typical ballet star, and his memoir isn’t a typical ballet story
- Penguin Random House: Center Center A Funny, Sexy, Sad Almost-Memoir of a Boy In Ballet
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