A night at the ballet, in time for 'Nutcracker' season
December 13, 2020
Of all the artists whose livelihoods have been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, dancers have been among those hit hardest.
They depend on a live audience to do their work, of course, and most live paycheck to paycheck. As the months have gone by, dancers have worked hard to stay relevant, busy, in shape — and ready to jump back in when it's safe again.
Enter Melanie Hamrick. The former ballerina at American Ballet Theatre — she retired in 2019 after 15 years in the company — has spent most of the year in Europe with her partner, Mick Jagger, and their 4-year-old son, Devereaux....