Janette Manrara, Jake Wood - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

November 22, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing week 9

Strictly Come Dancing week 9 This was the week that : Mary Berry was in the audience along with a Hairy Biker Claudia Winkleman made a welcome return to the show Eight Celebrities remain It’s four weeks to the final   Which means that : Steve & Ola opened the show with their American football […]

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November 21, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker Casting

The National Ballet of Canada | The Nutcracker  Debuts by Evan McKie and Emma Hawes Shows Before Christmas Selling Out Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced principal casting for The Nutcracker. Performances before Christmas are selling out for Toronto’s favourite holiday tradition. Principal Dancer Evan McKie makes his company […]

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Wortham Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 21, 2014

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Houston Ballet Kicks Off The Holiday Season With FREE Wortham Theater Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

Houston Ballet Kicks Off The Holiday Season With FREE Wortham Theater Center Tree Lighting Ceremony  Costumed characters from Houston Ballet’s The Nutcracker Greet the Public in Event Sponsored by Houston First Corporation, Houston Public Media, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera   HOUSTON — On Wednesday, November 26 from 11:00 AM-12:30 PM, the holiday season will […]

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Madeleine Eastoe as Giselle. photo by Dan Boud

November 21, 2014

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The Australian Ballet returns in 2015 with the ultimate Romantic ballet

An ethereal masterpiece: The Australian Ballet returns in 2015 with the ultimate Romantic ballet One of the world’s most heart-rending classics and oldest ballets in repertoire history will sweep audiences off their feet when The Australian Ballet returns in 2015 with the Romantic blockbuster, Giselle. Maina Gielgud’s critically acclaimed production will return for the first […]

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Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev in Arthur Pita's Facada. Photograph by Cheryl Angear

November 20, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | 30 Days of Wedding Photography

Ballet News Reviews | 30 Days of Wedding Photography That’s not a typo. Ballet Newsers know that I mix things up here, and today it’s wedding photography + ballet. We have visited the subject of weddings before, with 6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings. So why now ? There are more similarities than you might […]

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Brooklyn Mack and Misty Copeland by Theo Kossenas

November 19, 2014

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET TO MAKE HISTORIC DEBUT OF SWAN LAKE WITH RENOWNED BALLERINA MISTY COPELAND

THE WASHINGTON BALLET TO MAKE HISTORIC DEBUT OF SWAN LAKE WITH RENOWNED BALLERINA MISTY COPELAND AND PREMIERE OF PARTNERSHIP WITH EVERMAY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) will lift the curtain in April 2015 with a series of firsts during its upcoming production of Swan Lake, including the U.S. premiere of star […]

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November 18, 2014

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS THE FINAL SEASON OF THE NUTCRACKER

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS THE FINAL SEASON OF THE NUTCRACKER Music: Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky Choreography: Kent Stowell Scenic and Costume Design: Maurice Sendak Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli Stowell/Sendak Premiere: December 13, 1983, PNB   November 28 – December 28, 2014 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   […]

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The Strictly Come Dancing dancers - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

November 16, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | Results Blackpool Week

Strictly Come Dancing | Results Blackpool Week   Judy Murray is the seventh celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2014 It was a sparkling seaside special to remember as this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing was broadcast live from the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Hosts Tess Daly and Zoe Ball welcomed the […]

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The Strictly Come Dancing dancers - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

November 15, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Tower Ballroom

Strictly Come Dancing | Blackpool Tower Ballroom   On the night that Strictly hit Blackpool : 9 celebrities danced there was kiteography and the first Argentine Tango of the series   Frankie & Kevin opened the show with a “kiss me quickstep” (Len) scoring them 37 Jake & Janette’s American Smooth Foxtrot was “badass. Smooth […]

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Ballet: Giselle

November 15, 2014

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HOUSTON BALLET DANCERS MAKE GUEST APPEARANCES WITH THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

HOUSTON BALLET DANCERS MAKE GUEST APPEARANCES WITH THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET   Karina Gonzalez and Connor Walsh Travel to Australia to Dance Leading Roles in Stanton Welch’s La Bayadère     Houston Ballet Principal Dancers Karina Gonzalez and Connor Walsh will travel to Sydney, Australia to perform the leads roles of Nikiya and Solar in Houston Ballet […]

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November 15, 2014

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Awards Scholarships

RWB SCHOOL AWARDS OVER 50 SCHOLARSHIPS Nine Winnipeg dancers among scholarship winners Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Division recognized the talent and dedication of current students this week at RWB School’s annual Scholarship Presentation Evening on November 13. Students from across Canada and around the world were presented scholarships and awards to support their […]

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Strictly Come Dancing Children in Need 2014. - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

November 14, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | Children in Need

Strictly Come Dancing | Children in Need Sir Bruce Forsyth returns to Strictly Come Dancing for BBC Children in Need. Sir Bruce Forsyth is making his Strictly Come Dancing comeback for the BBC Children in Need appeal show on Friday 14th November. Reuniting with Tess Daly, the pair will host this special performance which will […]

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November 13, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special Celebrities Revealed

Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special Celebrities Revealed Deck the halls with glitter balls… Sir Bruce Forsyth returns to the ballroom alongside Tess Daly as the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas Special promises to light up a magical Christmas Day on BBC One, with six of the most memorable contestants from years past returning for a festive […]

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November 13, 2014

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet WELCOMES NEW GUEST ARTIST

Royal Winnipeg Ballet WELCOMES NEW GUEST ARTIST Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is thrilled to welcome international talent Maksim Chukaryov, who will be joining the RWB as a Guest Artist for its performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Chukaryov attended the Tallinn Ballet School (Estonia), and joined the Estonian National Ballet upon completing his training in […]

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November 13, 2014

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RICHMOND BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

RICHMOND BALLET PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER A Holiday Favorite Returns to the Carpenter Theatre December 19-28, amid a Special Anniversary Year   RICHMOND, VA – A beloved holiday tradition returns to Richmond, when Dominion Resources presents Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker, December 19-28, 2014 at the historic Carpenter Theatre. ­­­­­ With choreography by Stoner Winslett, Richmond Ballet’s […]

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November 12, 2014

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HOUSTON BALLET AND HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENT THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF SONS DE L’AME

Sons de L'ame - Houston Ballet Collado Casady

HOUSTON BALLET AND HOUSTON CINEMA ARTS FESTIVAL PRESENT THE AMERICAN PREMIERE OF SONS DE L’AME (SOUNDS OF THE SOUL)    HOUSTON, TEXAS – On November 16, 2014, Houston Cinema Arts Festival 2014 and Houston Ballet will present the American premiere of the documentary dance performance film Sons de L’âme (“Sounds of the Soul”) choreographed by Houston Ballet Artistic […]

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November 12, 2014

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Ardani Artists presents the UK Premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge

Ardani Artists presents the UK Premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge 14th, 16th & 18th April 2015, London Coliseum   Ardani Artists is proud to present the UK premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge at the London Coliseum for just three performances, 14th 16th and 18th April 2015. A star of the Mariinsky […]

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November 10, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing & Children In Need 2014

Tom and Jerry and the Strictly Come Dancing judges star in an exclusive cartoon made especially for BBC Children in Need 2014. - (C) BBC/Warner Bros - Photographer: Screengrab

Strictly Come Dancing & Children In Need 2014 An exciting array of the biggest names in music and entertainment are coming together for the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal show extravaganza on Friday 14 November 2014. The glittering night will be live from the home of EastEnders, Albert Square, which will host big name […]

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November 10, 2014

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The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella sweeps the 2014 Australian Dance Awards; new production and star ballerina named top in their categories

Leanne Stojmenov and Daniel Gaudiello in Cinderella. Photo by Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella sweeps the 2014 Australian Dance Awards;  new production and star ballerina named top in their categories The Australian Ballet was honoured to receive awards in two categories at the Australian Dance Awards, presented by Ausdance NSW in a gala ceremony at the Sydney Opera House last night. The prize for Outstanding […]

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November 10, 2014

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Queensland Ballet | Emilio Pavan leaps into Junior Soloist role

Emilio Pavan leaps into Junior Soloist role As soon as the curtain went down on Queensland Ballet’s free performance of Coppélia at Riverstage last night, Artistic Director Li Cunxin announced the promotion of Emilio Pavan to Junior Soloist. Mr Li is thrilled to share the news. “Emilio is a wonderful dancer. He is a strong […]

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