behind the scenes

Sean Lavery teaching onstage company class during New York City Ballet's tour to Chicago.

Sean Lavery teaching onstage company class during New York City Ballet's tour to Chicago.

New York City Ballet's Sara Mearns rehearses SWAN LAKE onstage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Dara Johnson warming up before New York City Ballet's morning company 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 a School of American Ballet student during a rehearsal for Balanchine's Mozartiana.
Michael C. Hall and choreographer Spencer Liff in a rehearsal of the 2014 Broadway production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.
Jean-Pierre Frohlich coaches a rehearsal at the New York City Ballet of Jerome Robbins' THE CAGE, with Sterling Hyltin and Justin Peck.
Ballerina Alessandra Ferri and American Ballet Theater's Herman Cornejo rehearse Martha Clarke's CHERI.
Ballerina Alessandra Ferri and American Ballet Theater's Herman Cornejo rehearse Martha Clarke's CHERI.
New York City Ballet ballerina Wendy Whelan rehearses by herself in a studio of the Palais Garnier in Paris.
Students at the Texas Ballet Theater's school watch class.
New York City Ballet's 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.
American Ballet Theater's Isabella Boylston, Cory Stearns, Hee Seo, and Marcelo Gomes rehearse Liam Scarlett's WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN.
NYCB's Sara Mearns and Robert Fairchild rehearse Christopher Wheeldon's DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse.
New York City Ballet's 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.
New York City Ballet's Sara Mearns in an onstage rehearsal.
Sean Lavery teaching onstage company class during New York City Ballet's tour to Chicago.
New York City Ballet's director Peter Martins oversees a rehearsal for his Romeo and Juliet.
New York City Ballet's 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 of Balanchine's Brahms-Schoenberg Quartet at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center.
Sara Mearns in company class during the NYCB's 2008 tour to Paris.
New York City Ballet's Wendy Whelan and Nikolaj Hubbe rehearse a complete run-thru of Peter Martins' Sleeping Beauty.
Henry Blumenkranz rolfs Sofiane Sylve's calves in the physical therapy room at the New York City Ballet.
New York City Ballet's 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.
New York City Ballet's 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.