behind the scenes

Peter Martins directs his charges in a rehearsal for his Romeo and Juliet.

Peter Martins directs his charges in a rehearsal for his Romeo and Juliet.

Sara Mearns rehearses onstage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Dara Johnson warming up before class.
New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan and Nikolaj Hubbe in a run-thru of Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER.
Gelsey Kirkland directs her charges at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet.
Gelsey Kirkland directs her charges at the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet.
Peter Martins and an SAB child during a rehearsal for Balanchine's Mozartiana.
Jean-Pierre Frohlich coaches a rehearsal at the New York City Ballet of Robbins' THE CAGE, with Sterling Hyltin and Justin Peck.
Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo rehearse Martha Clarke's CHERI.
Alessandra Ferri and Herman Cornejo rehearse Martha Clarke's CHERI.
Wendy Whelan rehearses by herself in a studio of the Palais Garnier in Paris.
Students at the Texas Ballet Theater's school watch class.
Darci Kistler rehearses the Last Waltz of Balanchine's VIENNA WALTZES. Peter Martins and Sara Leland rehearse Nikolaj Hubbe and Wendy Whelan onstage for Balanchine's Mozartiana. NYCB's Sara Mearns and Robert Fairchild rehearse Christopher Wheeldon's DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse.
Wendy Whelan and Nikolaj Hubbe before a rehearsal of Balanchine's The Nutcracker.
Intermediate Men's class at the School of American Ballet. The New York City Ballet ladies rehearsing Balanchine's SYMPHONY IN C.
American Dance Machine for the 21st Century's production of Bob Fosse's "Beat Me Daddy, Eight to the Bar." Choreography by Bob Fosse.
Physical therapist Rocky Bornstein teaching a core-stabilization class at the New York City Ballet.
Sara Mearns in rehearsal.
Sean Lavery teaching onstage company class. Peter Martins directs his charges in a rehearsal for his Romeo and Juliet.
Sara Mearns rehearsing the Fourth Movement of Balanchine's BRAHMS SCHOENBERG QUARTET.
Saskia Beskow and her NYCB colleagues prepping their pointe shoes before a performance at SPAC.
Sara Mearns in company class during the NYCB's 2008 tour to Paris.
Wendy Whelan and Nikolaj Hubbe rehearse a complete run-thru of Martins' Sleeping Beauty.
Henry Blumenkranz rolfs Sofiane Sylve's calves.
Aaron Severini before a performance of Balanchine's The Nutcracker.
A School of American Ballet "Party Scene" rehearsal for GEORGE BALANCHINE'S THE NUTCRACKER at New York City Ballet.
Behind the scenes of Texas Ballet Theater's production of DON QUIXOTE.
Wendy Whelan dons her wig for Robbins' The Cage. Stanley Tines assists.
Sterling Hyltin watches Adam Hendrickson dance Balanchine's SYMPHONY IN THREE MOVEMENTS at New York City Ballet.
A view from the wings during the Snow Scene of Balanchine's The Nutcracker. An offstage view of the New York City Ballet.