About this blog

A balletomane is a person crazy about ballet. Like me.

I'm itinerant because my work takes me around the United States and Europe.  The benefit? I get to see lots of wonderful ballet companies!

In this blog, I provide reviews of the ballets I see around the world, along with some reviews of the recordings and behind the scenes videos available on youtube and netflix. My aim is to provide insightful reviews of some of the ballet companies near you and as well as a glimpse at ballet scenes you might not have the opportunity to see regularly, or ever.  I also hope to address some of the more structural issues in ballet - primarily exoticism and gender expectations - and look at ways that choreographers around the world are dealing with them.  Welcome!