Dance History Quiz | Ethan Stiefel’s Other Passion

Fun facts for teachers & students


Frontier, a ballet choreographed by former American Ballet Theatre star Ethan Stiefel, was inspired by President Kennedy’s speeches encouraging Americans to strive for advancements in education, culture, and space; it premiered in May. Stiefel worked out his ideas for this ballet while doing what other activity?

a. Trekking mountain ranges in New Zealand
b. Training NASA astronauts in ballet
c. Filming episodes of Gossip Girl
d. Riding 9,000 miles on his motorcycle