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

June 27, 2016

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

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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Shiori Kase promoted to Principal of English National Ballet

June 27, 2016

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Yonah Acosta & Shiori Kase photographed by Cheryl Angear

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

June 24, 2016

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Dawn French and Darcey Bussell. Photo by Elliott Franks

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

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    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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Queensland Ballet | MENG NINGNING RETIRES FROM STAGE

June 21, 2016

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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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The Royal Ballet School Welcomes The Prince of Wales

June 17, 2016

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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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The Australian Ballet – Robyn Hendricks is promoted to principal

June 17, 2016

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Robyn Hendricks in La Bayadère. Photography Georges Antoni

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

June 17, 2016

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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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English National Ballet 16/17 Season Spring/Summer

June 15, 2016

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

June 15, 2016

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

June 10, 2016

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

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

June 9, 2016

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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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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 2016 SUMMER SEASON at BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

June 7, 2016

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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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Northern Ballet wins at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards

June 7, 2016

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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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SCOTTISH BALLET ANNOUNCES DANCER PROMOTIONS AND NEW APPOINTMENTS

June 5, 2016

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SCOTTISH BALLET ANNOUNCES DANCER PROMOTIONS AND NEW APPOINTMENTS Scottish Ballet is pleased to announce a series of dancer promotions and new appointments, made by Scottish Ballet CEO / Artistic Director Christopher Hampson. PROMOTIONS Bethany Kingsley-Garner and Constance Devernay have been promoted to Principal dancers. Bethany first joined Scottish Ballet in 2007 and was promoted to […]

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Northern Ballet develops emerging talent with its Choreographic Laboratory

June 2, 2016

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Northern Ballet develops emerging talent with its Choreographic Laboratory Northern Ballet has commenced its second annual Choreographic Laboratory which brings together five emerging choreographers for a three-week intensive to research and develop ideas for new narrative dance with Northern Ballet’s professional dancers. The Choreographic Laboratory culminates in Tell Tale Steps 2: Narrative in Ballet, a […]

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The Washington School of Ballet | Announcing Auditions 2016.2017 School Year

June 2, 2016

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The Washington School of Ballet  | Announcing Auditions 2016.2017 School Year Pre-ballet and Up (Ages 4-19)   WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Washington School of Ballet (TWSB) is holding auditions (Pre Ballet and up) for its Northwest DC and Alexandria, Virginia campuses for the 2016.2017 school year beginning this month. Auditions include a technique class where students […]

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SHAKESPEARE CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE THIS JUNE WITH THREE BIRMINGHAM PREMIERES

June 1, 2016

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SHAKESPEARE CELEBRATIONS CONTINUE THIS JUNE WITH THREE BIRMINGHAM PREMIERES The Taming of the Shrew Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 June   Shakespeare Triple Bill Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 June   Birmingham Hippodrome Hurst Street, B5 4TB Birminghamhippodrome.com, 0844 338 5000   In 2016, Birmingham Royal Ballet are commemorating 400 years since the death of […]

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