Julie Kent — DANCER






 

Julie Kent

Julie Kent

Julie Kent, the new director of the Washington Ballet, watches intently as one of her dancers soars. The dancer’s shoes squeak on the floor as he spins, and sweat flies off his face. Music booms from a sound system in the corner. Victor Barbee, the company’s associate artistic director and Kent’s husband, calls out timing cues and encouragement. But Kent, who is perched on a stool at the front of the studio, her back to the wall of mirrors, is the quietest person in the room.