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ballet news logoBallet News is a professionally written website bringing you ballet insights, breaking news & backstage highlights straight from the stage.

Please feel free to contact me with any relevant queries, questions or comments you may have. I love receiving feedback & suggestions from my readers. But, before you get in touch, please read the notes below which I designed following queries from readers asking similar questions.

Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet photographs

If you are from a picture desk seeking permission to print any image on Ballet News, please use the form here to get in touch first.

If you would like to purchase copies of any of the images you see on Ballet News, please get in touch first (unauthorised reproduction of anything on the Ballet News website is an infringement of copyright and legal action may follow).

Ballet photographer recommendations

If you are looking for a great ballet photographer then please get in touch and I will send you a recommendation based on your location, if I have one. Please include details of what you are hoping to achieve, your budget and timescale, and contact details so that I can pass them on to the photographer, who will then get in touch with you.

Photographers

I do receive a lot of emails from photographers who ask for commissions and/or exposure on Ballet News. The first thing I’d ask is : are you a press photographer ? The very specific demands of press photography aren’t for everyone and if they aren’t for you, this isn’t the place to ask for commissions or exposure.

Fundraising

Ballet News is unable to sponsor fundraising causes. If you have questions about how to go about fundraising please read the Ballet Business article. Likewise if you need to raise funds to go to ballet school or summer intensive. Ballet News can help with exposure so if you have a project and are looking for media coverage please send me the details (synopsis, link – enough to make a decision).

Ballet Classes

If you, or someone you know is interested in taking up ballet, for fun or vocationally, one of the best places to begin is with your local ballet company.  Ask whether they have knowledge of the local area and suitable classes – they may run summer school intensives/workshops.  You can also check your local paper/dance magazines as many teachers advertise in the relevant sections. Please feel free to contact me if none of the above work for you.

If you run a ballet school and are looking for media exposure, please get in touch.

If you run summer intensives or workshops or master classes please consider advertising on Ballet News to reach a targeted market.

Ballet product reviews

If you are writing to invite me to test/review/write about your product/s, please check the About Me page first, to ensure relevance. If you are sending me details of a classical ballet event, please specify your involvement (if any) and summarise all of the details (date/time/location/press contact etc). I’m a journalist, often working to short deadlines and I need to be able to quickly assess the information you’ve sent, so please be precise and piquant and make sure you’ve included the information I’ve asked for here.

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Ballet work experience & apprenticeships

I’m sorry but at the current time, Ballet NEWS is not offering apprenticeships or work experience. Check back when you can though!

Ballet auditions

Ballet News is not a performing ballet company.  There are no auditions or positions available for dancers.

Ballet research

If you want to use some of my content in a research paper, school essay or similar, please contact me and include the purpose of the work, where it will be published, and exactly which content you want to use.  If you want to translate the content on Ballet News into another language then please contact me with the details.

Ballet Suggestions

If you have particular dancers/companies/classical ballet events etc, that you’d like to see featured on Ballet News, your suggestions are very welcome so please feel free to let me know if something or someone ballet-related has sparked your interest. If I’m not featuring your local professional ballet company or vocational school, and you want to read about them here, please ask their press office to contact me.

Pointe Shoes Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Pointe Shoes Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Competitions

If you are entering a competition, please double-check the entry requirements and make sure you include them, as any that don’t match exactly will not be counted.

Replies

I do reply to all relevant messages as promptly as I can, usually the same day, but due to the volume of messages I receive, I encourage you to use the search function on the website and to check the About Me page (link above).

If you would like a response, please make sure that your message is correctly addressed (check the About Me page if you aren’t sure).

And my top tip for you if you get in touch - write your message not from your perspective but by thinking about why it might be of interest to Ballet News. There’s a lot of noise out there and an email along the lines of, “my photos are great, look at them” won’t work. Why ? Because you didn’t tell me what is so great about your photos and crucially, why they’d be so great for Ballet News. Bottom line : if it’s not relevant, newsworthy or likely to be of interest to my readers then it’s probably worth thinking again.chanel ballet bag

  • To re-cap briefly; if you’re about to send me a message, please make sure you know to whom you should address it. Any unaddressed mail is deleted without being read i.e. ‘Dear Ballet News.’

  • Once you’ve sent your message, check your spam filter regularly if you are hoping for a response.

I look forward to hearing from you & thank you for taking the time to get in touch.