American Prima Ballerina Talks About Life Beyond the Stage

April 08, 2020 03:29 PM
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American ballet dancer Julie Kent was a principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre from 1993 to 2015. Her farewell role was as Juliet, and in 2016 Kent was named the artistic director of The Washington Ballet. Karina Bafradzhian spoke with Kent about what it takes to be a ballerina — on and beyond the stage.