One might say that they’ve got ballet in their blood. Colleen Neary has been dancing since she was nine; her husband of nearly 30 years, Thordal Christensen, since he was six. This year, the co-directors of Los Angeles Ballet, founded in 2006, celebrate the troupe’s 10th season, a near-miraculous feat, really, in a town not known to be particularly pointe shoe-friendly.
“Rubies” curtain call with Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary with Los Angeles Ballet ensemble. Photograph by Reed Hutchinson