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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet

August 5, 2012

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet schools as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life lives up to […]

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From Student to Star : Jessica Cohen, Northern Ballet

July 1, 2012

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From Student to Star : Jessica Cohen, Northern Ballet From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet school as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life lives up to their high expectations. […]

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From Student to Star | The Royal Ballet’s Tomáš Mock

August 16, 2011

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From Student to Star | The Royal Ballet’s Tomáš Mock Tomáš Mock is one of only three students at The Royal Ballet School to be offered a contract with the company (the others are Claudia Dean and Francesca Hayward). It’s a great achievement and yet, as you can read here, Mock is ready for more challenges […]

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From Student to Star – The Royal Ballet’s Claudia Dean

August 2, 2011

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For a few months and across continents I’ve been catching up with Claudia Dean, one of this years graduates of The Royal Ballet School.  Dean begins work this month with The Royal Ballet, one of only three students in her year to be awarded contracts with the company. I mentioned Dean in both my reviews of […]

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From Student to Star : Duncan Lyle

July 24, 2010

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Regular readers will know that every summer, I follow the progress of some of the Graduates from vocational schools around the world.  This year I am delighted to present Duncan Lyle, a Graduate of The Royal Ballet School.  Lyle has been awarded a contract to Boston Ballet Company, and I will be keeping you up […]

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Ballet NEWS | Our Ascending Stars – Shiori Kase, English National Ballet

January 17, 2010

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Our Ascending Stars…. Drawing by noomiedoodlesfashion The quite fabulous noomiedoodlesfashion very generously gave up some time to work on my brief, which was to use her fashion expertise to conjure up traditionally dressed dancers but with a fashionable twist. ‘Our ascending stars’…. follows the progress of professional dancers who have graduated this year. Regular readers […]

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Our ascending Stars… Elisa Badenes

December 19, 2009

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Elisa Badenes watercolor by noomiedoodlesfashion

Ballet News | Ascending stars Drawing by noomiedoodlesfashion The quite fabulous noomiedoodlesfashion very generously gave up some time to work on my brief, which was to use her fashion expertise to conjure up traditionally dressed dancers but with a fashionable twist.   ‘Our ascending stars’…. follows the progress of professional dancers who have graduated this […]

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Our ascending Stars… Jeremy Curnier

December 2, 2009

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‘Our ascending stars’…. follows the progress of professional dancers who have graduated this year.  Regular readers will know that all of the dancers featured here were interviewed just as they made the transition from vocational school to professional ballet company.  Here we see how they’ve been getting on…. Ascending stars Drawing by noomiedoodlesfashion The quite fabulous noomiedoodlesfashion […]

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From Student to Star : Shiori Kase

October 28, 2009

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dancer in jete

From Student to Star : Shiori Kase, Artist, English National Ballet I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally talented artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to professional, and the resulting sketch perfectly represents that transition. From Student to […]

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From Student to Star : Jonathan Hanks

October 6, 2009

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From Student to Star is a series of interviews featuring Graduates as they begin their professional careers, and will be following them regularly. I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally gifted artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to […]

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From Student to Star : Freya Thomas

September 22, 2009

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I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally gifted artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to professional, and the resulting sketch perfectly represents that transition. From Student to Star is a series of interviews featuring Graduates as they begin […]

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From Student To Star : Nicola Henshall, English National Ballet

September 12, 2009

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dancer in profile in leotard

I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally gifted artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to professional, and the resulting sketch perfectly represents that transition. From Student to Star is a series of interviews featuring Graduates as they begin […]

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From Student to star : Elisa Badenes

August 14, 2009

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I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally talented artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to professional, and the resulting sketch perfectly represents that transition. From Student to Star is a series of interviews featuring Graduates as they begin […]

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From Student to Star : Benjamin Ella

August 6, 2009

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dancer in jete

I am delighted to display a specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, an immensely talented artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to professional, and the resulting sketch perfectly represents that transition. From Student to Star is a series of interviews featuring Graduates as they begin […]

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From Student to Star : Jeremy Curnier

July 27, 2009

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male dancer jumps high

I am delighted to be able to reveal a specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, an immensely talented artist, to introduce this new series of interviews. I asked Sarah to depict the progression from student to professional dancer, and Sarah has very generously given of her time and skill to produce this magnificent drawing. From Student […]

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