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Ashley Laracey
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Telluride Round 2
BalletCollective in Telluride Being in Telluride has been a breath of fresh air especially for me following my tick ordeal. From the mountainous view seen from my peaceful terrace, the lush green landscapes, wildlife sightings and welcoming community, Balle...

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Check For Ticks
In Nantcket Photo by: Troy Two weeks ago yesterday, I awoke with intense head, hip, and back pain, covered in sweat, with a
fever, and swollen lymph nodes. By noon, after dropping Troy off at the
Saratoga Performing Arts Center, SPAC, for ballet class (wh...

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A First Look at New Works in Progress
Photo Credit: Claire Kretzschmar BalletCollective has set out to create two new works this year.
Unlike years past where a librettist and painter were involved, this
year’s new works are collaborations with a choreographer, composer, and
photographer. Th...

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All Aboard!!!
Two weeks ago, BalletCollective boarded the 7:57am Harlem Line train at Grand Central to Wassaic, New York for an unknown adventure: our first Millbrook Residency! Suit cases were packed first with leotards, tights, dance belts, warm-up booties, tennis ball...

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All Aboard!!! Millbrook Adventures!
Two weeks ago today, BalletCollective boarded the 7:57am Hudson Line train at Grand Central to Wassaic, New York for an unknown adventure : our first Millbrook Residency. Straight from the train station, with a quick pit stop to buy brown bagged lunches, th...

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And the Show Begins!
Dear and Blackbirds Photo by Matthew Murphy The Impulse Wants Company , first on the program, is a very
communal ballet filled with tons of energy. The dancers were focused,
filled with excitement, yet perhaps on edge a bit (possibly due to nerves for

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Arriving at NYU Skirball Center
Photo by Matthew Murphy BalletCollective had an amazing run at the Skirball center! Thank you to all who attended our performances and supported our many artists. For those who missed it... Wednesday was a jam-packed day! Brandon Baker, BalletCollective's l...

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Few Days Away - Unexpected Cast Change
Me by BalletCollective's Wild Posting Ads BalletCollective is just a few days away from our New York season at the NYU Skirball Center! We have been in the studio at New 42nd Street rehearsing this past week, refining the ballets and preparing for the perfo...

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Behind the Scenes: Darren Henault
Darren Henault, Photo by Carolyn Jones Being part of a
new ballet company from the ground up, it quickly becomes apparent how
much goes into making new work possible. It's more than choreographing,
composing, dancing, and writing; it's a combination of a...

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A New First
Troy Choreographing, Me Assisting Photo by Devin Alberda This summer has been filled with many "Firsts": Troy and I got married (!), BalletCollective appeared at the Fire Island Dance Festival (where Harrison and I danced with the sunset as our backdrop), B...
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