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Friday August 1, 2014

Twitter Changes Ballet’s ‘Public Face’ in NYC

New York City Ballet dancers have turned to Twitter to share their thoughts with friends and fans, making them "human" and changing the public face of ballet, according to The New York Times.

Dancer Kathryn Morgan, for example, tweeted about a ballet in which she couldn't appear because of an injured foot.  Ashley Bouder, on the other hand, credits her growing international presence to the connections that she has made on the microblogging service as well as Facebook.

As of now, there aren't any policies at the City Ballet or the American Ballet Theater about dancers using Twitter.  The Times adds that "at the moment the relationship between tech-savvy dancers and company
administrators seems to be akin to a child showing a parent how to use
e-mail."

The New York Times