Whelan Blazing New Trails For Herself, And for Others

Dance: Wendy Whelan at Jacob’s Pillow
Wendy Whelan in Joshua Beamish’s “Waltz Epoca; Photo: Christopher Duggan

Ballet is all about up. Ballerinas are airy, they rise up on pointe and leap as if untethered by gravity. They train for decades to create the illusion of weightlessness.

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