From Skateboarding Hooligan to Principal Dancer: BalletMet’s Jonathan Jordan Reflects on his Lengthy Dance Career and Taking his Final Bow

By Steve Sucato After a 22-year career as a dancer, BalletMet’s Jonathan Jordan will take his final bow with the company on Wednesday, December 22 in Gerard Charles’s The Nutcracker.  Jordan will dance the role of the Cavalier opposite Sugar Plum Fairy, Caitlin Valentine. The Arizona native began his dance journey at age 12 at the Academy Ballet of Tucson and then the Phoenix School … Continue reading From Skateboarding Hooligan to Principal Dancer: BalletMet’s Jonathan Jordan Reflects on his Lengthy Dance Career and Taking his Final Bow

Boston Ballet Celebrates Dancing Again in Stylistically Diverse, ‘reSTART’ [REVIEW]

Boston BalletreSTARTDigital ProductionOctober 28- November 7, 2021 By Steve Sucato Kicking off Boston Ballet’s 2021-22 virtual season, reSTART was a bit of a throwback to the type of programming many dance companies offered up during the early part of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It featured the company dancing outdoors and in the studio, along with a previously recorded performance in South Korea by company dancers … Continue reading Boston Ballet Celebrates Dancing Again in Stylistically Diverse, ‘reSTART’ [REVIEW]

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: ‘Season Premiere’ [REVIEW]

Pittsburgh Ballet TheatreBenedum CenterPittsburgh, PAOctober 23, 2021Season Premiere Program: Petal, Grand Pas Classique, Through the Window (world premiere), Diamonds Steve Sucato To kick off its 2021-22 dance season and the return to in-theater performances, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre presented the mixed repertory production Season Premiere with the PBT Orchestra. It was the first offering in artistic director Susan Jaffe’s inaugural season of programming (postponed by the pandemic) and made good on … Continue reading Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre: ‘Season Premiere’ [REVIEW]