Star Tribune

March 2, 2017
Article by Sheila Regan

Star Tribune Dancing with Jabs and Jetes

With jabs and jet├ęs, Twin Cities match-up pairs boxers with ballet dancers

For most people, the sport of boxing summons up images of brutality, punching and broken noses. Ballet, on the other hand, conjures up tutus, picturesque poses and classical music.

But St. Paul Ballet and its new collaborator, Element Gym, have discovered a surprising number of commonalities between the two disciplines.