Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page
Ballet News – the only professionally written website focusing on classical ballet – leads the UK’s ballet field on facebook.
Launched on facebook on 10th January 2010, the Ballet News facebook page has surpassed 124,000 ‘likes’, making it the number one page on that social media platform relating to classical ballet in the UK. In fact, the Ballet News facebook page surpasses a self-styled ‘World Class’ organisation that includes both opera and ballet content on its facebook page.
Providing an edit of the best content 24/7, the Ballet News facebook page is curated by Ballet News’ founding editor, Cheryl Angear. The Ballet News facebook page is a small but significant part of the overall Company strategy, with the website (founded in 2008) taking centre stage in delivering breaking ballet news, interviews, reviews, competitions and the world-renown Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional dancers.
Dan Freeman, a dance photographer and radio host in Canada said, “CONGRATS to Ballet News. Ballet News has been an integral part my success as a dance photographer. Ballet News is the go to site/page for Ballet on an international scale, and people are immediately complimentary when they see one of my images featured on Ballet News. Ballet News is recognized as a true source for the readers and viewers of Ballet on every level.”
Cheryl Angear said, “I’m really over the moon to have reached this long-term goal. Any success in business is hard-won, and my readers have been a wonderfully supportive bunch right from the start. They have kept me going on the days when it’s been challenging. My readers give me continual feedback – good and bad – and that helps to inform my edit of the page. I hope that Ballet Newsers everywhere are celebrating this milestone with me !”
In demand by collaborators worldwide, including the illustrator who created the drawing at the top of this page, Noemi Manalang – a long-time collaborator who mixes ballet with the latest fashion trends straight from the catwalk, the Ballet News website and social media platforms provide access to a large and diverse audience, who themselves have wide-ranging interests, from gardening and arts and crafts to photography.
Ballet News has many long-term supporters who are well-known people and household brands across a diverse range of disciplines from fashion and films to television and music, and they include : Joanna Lumley, GHOST, Tamzin Outhwaite, Primrose Bakery, Damian Lewis, Chanel, Paloma Faith, Moschino, LK Bennett and Craig Revel-Horwood. By offering their support to Ballet News, these successful, talented individuals and companies demonstrate to a global audience that an interest in ballet compliments varied backgrounds.