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Thank You To You

August 10, 2015

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Thank You To You Today I’d like to say a very huge Thank You to all of you who donated towards my campaign to raise funds for a new camera lens. We did it ! I’m over the moon to be able to report that the lens is now in my possession and I’ll be […]

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2015

July 15, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2015   The class of 2015 who have graduated from The Royal Ballet School with contracts are : Chisato Katsura – The Royal Ballet Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød – The Royal Ballet Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme Harry Churches – The Royal Ballet Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme Leo Dixon – […]

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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season

June 29, 2015

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season The Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has promoted the following dancers for the forthcoming season. These are all well-deserved promotions. However, please note that there are no promotions to Principal. To First Soloist – Francesca Hayward and James Hay. To Soloist – […]

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FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

June 28, 2015

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET French Sole founder and designer, Jane Winkworth, has designed a limited edition shoe in aid of English National Ballet, an arts charity Jane has closely supported in recent years. The shoe is a classic French Sole style, the “Henrietta” in a fitting ballet pink glitter, with a silver leather […]

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Flower Wall Makes Colourful Backdrop For Ballet Dancer

June 18, 2015

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Adiarys Almeida Santana Photographed by Belinda Carhartt Rodriguez at Wynwood Walls, Florida

Flower Wall Makes Colourful Backdrop For Ballet Dancer     Here in the UK it’s British Flowers Week, but these stunning images by Belinda Carhartt Rodriguez caught my eye. Who doesn’t love a flower wall ? The vibrant colours are a perfect backdrop for dancer Adiarys Almeida Santana and the location, Wynwood Walls in Florida […]

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Shoe Time

June 7, 2015

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

Shoe Time As we edge ever so slowly into Summer I’d like to showcase ballet pointe shoes in a different setting. I’ll be photographing pointe shoes in a variety of settings as the summer progresses.

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Ballet Business In Print

June 3, 2015

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Ballet Business by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business In Print *Breaking News* My latest book, Ballet Business, is now available for sale from Amazon. I wanted to delve into the business of ballet, and to that end Ballet Business delivers information you’ll need if you’re thinking of training towards a career in classical ballet. From what you should eat, how (and […]

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Professional Ballet Dancer to Business Owner | Claudia Dean’s Sprezzatura

May 26, 2015

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Claudia Dean | Ballet Dancer to Business Owner Sprezzatura is the Italian word for nonchalance; the effortless art of making something difficult look easy. The sustained hard work needed to conceal the effort has been a hallmark of Claudia Dean’s training and professional ballet career. Claudia Dean graduated from The Royal Ballet School in August 2011, having moved to London […]

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BBC Young Dancer 2015 – Ballet final

April 26, 2015

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BBC Young Dancer 2015 – Ballet final The BBC is to turn the spotlight on the UK’s best young dancers with the first ever BBC Young Dancer 2015. The nationwide award has invited dancers to submit entries to compete for six places in a televised Grand Final to be shown live on BBC Two in […]

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season

April 16, 2015

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The Royal Ballet 2015/16 Season Four World Premieres headline The Royal Ballet’s 2015/16 season announcement. They are : a new production of Carmen by Carlos Acosta (though this is a one act ballet programmed alongside Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, Jerome Robbin’s Afternoon of a Faun and George Balanchine’s Tchaikovsky pas de deux), Liam Scarlett’s first full […]

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French Sole Ballet Flats SS15

April 7, 2015

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French Sole Ballet Flats SS15 Just before the Easter break I was sent a pair of shoes from French Sole (pictured). If you like to show a little toe cleavage then this is the style for you as it has a low vamp. The shoe is elegant, quite narrow and perfectly made in nude/blush soft […]

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Happy Easter!

April 3, 2015

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Happy Easter Ballet Newsers Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, I hope you have a wonderful Easter (and a break if you can !)

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News Just In From Pacific Northwest Ballet

March 11, 2015

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News Just In From Pacific Northwest Ballet PNB Artistic Director Peter Boal has just sent the following announcement : “When I announced the 2015-2016 season last week, I didn’t think the season could get any better. Believe it or not, it just did and I cannot wait to share the news. This isn’t about the […]

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Ballet & Dance Photography by Richard Calmes

March 3, 2015

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Ballet & Dance Photography by Richard Calmes Today I’d like to highlight the work of ballet and dance photographer Richard Calmes. Calmes’ work has featured on Ballet News regularly, and his image of a pregnant dancer on pointe remains the most popular image ever published on the Ballet News facebook page. As a photographer, his […]

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Ballet + Weddings

February 25, 2015

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Ballet + Weddings Today I’m highlighting a series of photographs taken at the John Marshall Ballroom in Richmond, Virginia, shot by Jessica Maida. This is a collaboration between members of Blush on Berry and Richmond Ballet, to highlight their production of Cinderella. Vendor List Photographer: Jessica Maida | Event Planner: Events By Elizabeth Palmer | […]

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Valentine’s Day at Ballet News

February 14, 2015

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Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day to all Ballet Newsers.

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Happy Monday

February 9, 2015

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Happy Monday At the start of a new week (or if you’re already through Monday), sparkle your own trail and make this a week to remember.

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The Royal Danish Ballet in London

January 10, 2015

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Gudrun Bojesen as the Sylph from La Sylphide photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Danish Ballet in London The Royal Danish Ballet Soloists and Principals arrived in London this week for a tiny number of performances at the Peacock Theatre. They danced extracts from La Sylphide and Napoli as well as other works by August Bournonville, choreographer and ballet master from the 19th century who created more […]

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English National Ballet’s Swan Lake

January 7, 2015

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English National Ballet's Swan Lake photographed by Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet’s Swan Lake English National Ballet’s Swan Lake opens at the London Coliseum tonight, with Alina Cojocaru and Ivan Vasiliev in the title roles.

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It’s All About The Ballet Details

January 2, 2015

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

It’s All About The Ballet Details Attention to detail is the thing that raises your work beyond an ordinary level, in any field. Here on Ballet News I’m constantly striving to create unique, creative and – sometimes – edgy work. Specific tools are needed for some of this work and this campaign is all about raising […]

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