June 30, 2016

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Celebrating a decade of Big Dance, the biggest and most ambitious celebration of dance in the UK

Celebrating a decade of Big Dance, the biggest and most ambitious celebration of dance in the UK   Hundreds take part in Big Dance Trafalgar Square to launch Big Dance Week 2016 Get our nation fit with dance in schools Darcey Bussell announced today Keep ‘dance big’ – the call for a National Dance Masterplan Big […]

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Hong Kong Ballet Opens 2016/17 Season with Timeless Masterpiece Swan Lake

June 30, 2016

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Hong Kong Ballet Opens 2016/17 Season with Timeless Masterpiece Swan Lake

Hong Kong Ballet Opens 2016/17 Season with Timeless Masterpiece Swan Lake Performances at Yuen Long Theatre and Hong Kong Cultural Centre Proudly Sponsored by China Everbright Ltd Hong Kong Ballet will open its 2015/16 Season on 19 August 2016 with a revival of the romantic classic Swan Lake, especially staged for Hong Kong Ballet by […]

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June 28, 2016

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BBC announces professional dancer line up for Strictly Come Dancing 2016

BBC announces professional dancer line up for Strictly Come Dancing 2016 The BBC today unveiled the dynamic new Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer line up which includes three brand new sensational dancers alongside the return of viewers’ favourites. New to the fold are world-class Latin and Ballroom dance experts including World Champion Katya Jones, Ukrainian […]

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Amber Scott and Adam Bull – Swan Lake. Photo Lynette Wills Leanne Stojmenov – Cinderella. Photo Lynette Wills

June 27, 2016

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Stars of The Australian Ballet begin preparations on two signature works for the upcoming tour to London

Stars of The Australian Ballet begin preparations on two signature works for the upcoming tour to London This week The Australian Ballet commences rehearsals for its upcoming tour to London, where it will perform at the Coliseum, the West End’s largest theatre, over a two-week season, from 13 to 23 July 2016. Tail feathers are being […]

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Yonah Acosta & Shiori Kase photographed by Cheryl Angear

June 27, 2016

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Shiori Kase promoted to Principal of English National Ballet

Shiori Kase promoted to Principal of English National Ballet Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has announced that Shiori Kase has been promoted to Principal of English National Ballet. Joining Shiori onstage after her performance as Gulnare in Le Corsaire on Saturday 25 June at the Palais Garnier, Tamara Rojo announced the promotion in front of […]

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Ona Brooklyn bag photographed on location by Cheryl Angear Photography

June 24, 2016

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A Stylish Way To Carry Your Photography Kit

Photographer’s Guide | Carrying Your Kit With Panache For a long while I’ve used traditional camera bags to carry my gear – you know, the black fabric ones – and they’ve been great workhorses but recently I’ve been considering whether it’s sensible to be so obvious about what a bag contains. In the theatre, it’s […]

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Dawn French and Darcey Bussell. Photo by Elliott Franks

June 24, 2016

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Her Majesty The Queen presents Sir Matthew Bourne with Royal Academy of Dance Award

Her Majesty The Queen presents Sir Matthew Bourne with Royal Academy of Dance Award On Friday 24 June, Darcey Bussell CBE, in her capacity as President of the Royal Academy of Dance, escorted Sir Matthew Bourne to Buckingham Palace for an Audience with Her Majesty The Queen. As Patron of the Royal Academy of Dance, […]

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June 24, 2016

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American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Welcomes Students from Cities Across the Country and Around the World to Summer Intensive Program

American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Welcomes Students from Cities Across the Country and Around the World to Summer Intensive Program    PRINCETON, N.J. — On Monday, June 27, the Princeton Ballet School will open its doors to students from all over the country to participate in an intense, five-week summer training program. The school’s […]

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June 21, 2016

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Queensland Ballet | MENG NINGNING RETIRES FROM STAGE

Queensland Ballet | MENG NINGNING RETIRES FROM STAGE After a career spanning two decades, Queensland Ballet Principal Dancer Meng Ningning has announced that she has officially retired from the stage to pursue studies in teaching ballet. Ningning joined Queensland Ballet in 2011 after performing as a guest artist in the Queensland Ballet International Gala the […]

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June 17, 2016

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The Royal Ballet School Welcomes The Prince of Wales

The Royal Ballet School Welcomes The Prince of Wales The Royal Ballet School was privileged to welcome its President, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, to White Lodge today.  HRH took a tour of the School, visiting students in academic and ballet classes, before watching a spectacular performance in the Margot Fonteyn Theatre.   The […]

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Robyn Hendricks in La Bayadère. Photography Georges Antoni

June 17, 2016

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The Australian Ballet – Robyn Hendricks is promoted to principal

The Australian Ballet – Robyn Hendricks is promoted to principal Known for her athletic grace and serene presence, Robyn Hendricks has been promoted to principal artist of The Australian Ballet, the company’s highest rank. Artistic Director David McAllister made the surprise announcement following her performance in Swan Lake at Arts Centre Melbourne this evening. “Since […]

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Xiomara Reyes to Head The Washington School of Ballet

June 17, 2016

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Xiomara Reyes to Head The Washington School of Ballet

Xiomara Reyes to Head The Washington School of Ballet Julie Kent, Artistic Director Designate, recently revealed the 2016.2017 performance season and is pleased to announce her first staff appointment: Xiomara Reyes, recently retired Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) will serve as Head of The Washington School of Ballet, effective September 1, 2016. Ms. Reyes […]

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June 17, 2016

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The Sarasota Ballet Hires Boston Ballet School’s Artistic Manager to Head Education Department

The Sarasota Ballet Hires Boston Ballet School’s Artistic Manager to Head Education Department Christopher Hird appointed Director of Education & Principal of the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory In its continued commitment to provide students with the highest quality of dance training, The Sarasota Ballet, led by Director Iain Webb, announced today the appointment of Christopher Hird […]

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June 15, 2016

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English National Ballet 16/17 Season Spring/Summer

English National Ballet 16/17 Season Spring/Summer Rudolf Nureyev’s Romeo & Juliet returns to London with performances at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in August 2017. First time English National Ballet has performed at Royal Festival Hall in almost a decade. As previously announced, English National Ballet presents Pina Bausch’s masterpiece The Rite of Spring, becoming […]

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June 15, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | Harrison James Promoted to Principal Dancer

The National Ballet of Canada | Harrison James Promoted to Principal Dancer Four Promotions in 2016/17 Season David Tory Award and Patron Award of Merit Winners Announced Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Harrison James will be promoted to Principal Dancer in the 2016/17 season. This season, Mr. […]

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June 10, 2016

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The Royal Ballet | Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season

Photograph by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Ballet | Promotions and joiners have been announced for the 2016/17 Season Director Kevin O’Hare has made the following promotions for the forthcoming Season: Alexander Campbell, Francesca Hayward, Ryoichi Hirano and Akane Takada have been promoted to Principal, the Company’s highest rank. Claire Calvert, Yasmine Naghdi and Beatriz Stix-Brunell are promoted to First Soloists. Matthew Ball […]

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June 9, 2016

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SCOTTISH BALLET’S AUTUMN SEASON 2016 INCLUDES CRYSTAL PITE’S EMERGENCE AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SOPHIE LAPLANE’S SIBILO

SCOTTISH BALLET’S AUTUMN SEASON 2016 INCLUDES CRYSTAL PITE’S EMERGENCE AND THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SOPHIE LAPLANE’S SIBILO Fusing dance and movement, human and animal, electronic music and symphonic sound; Scottish Ballet’s Autumn Season 2016 brings together internationally acclaimed choreographer, Crystal Pite, and Scottish Ballet’s emerging choreographic talent, Sophie Laplane.   EMERGENCE: Scottish Ballet is the […]

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June 9, 2016

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Princeton Ballet School Announces Merit Scholarship Award Recipients and Salutes its Graduating Seniors

Princeton Ballet School Announces Merit Scholarship Award Recipients and Salutes its Graduating Seniors   Princeton Ballet School, the official school of American Repertory Ballet, presents scholarship awards and honors its graduating seniors at its Annual Spring Productions. This year’s Annual Spring Production was Swan Lake, presented at Patriots Theatre at the War Memorial. The Audrée […]

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June 7, 2016

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SUMMER SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SUMMER SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME   John Cranko adapts Shakespeare’s tale of mismatched marriage to create his undoubted masterpiece, The Taming of the Shrew   Birmingham Royal Ballet’s celebration of Shakespeare continues with a combination of tragedy, comedy and poetry, all translated into dance in the Shakespeare Triple Bill   Venue […]

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June 7, 2016

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Northern Ballet wins at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards

Northern Ballet wins at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards   Northern Ballet is delighted to have won the dance award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards for its production of 1984. Presented at a ceremony in London on Sunday, Northern Ballet was nominated alongside The Royal Ballet and Lost Dog. The awards will […]

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