July 11, 2014

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Dutch National Ballet | BIOGRAPHY OF MICHAELA DEPRINCE PUBLISHED MID-SEPTEMBER 2014

Dutch National Ballet | BIOGRAPHY OF MICHAELA DEPRINCE PUBLISHED MID-SEPTEMBER 2014 * Taking Flight published on 13 September 2014 in the Netherlands * International release on 14 October 2014 * Biography written in collaboration with her mother Taking Flight, the biography of Michaela DePrince from Dutch National Ballet’s Junior Company, will be published in mid-September. […]

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July 8, 2014

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English National Ballet commission Cameron McMillan to create new work for Big Dance

English National Ballet commission Cameron McMillan to create new work for Big Dance English National Ballet has commissioned award-winning choreographer, Cameron McMillan to create a new work for Big Dance in West London. The piece, Kinetic Echo – Our Dancing Selves, explores questions of online identity and self expression and will be performed at Westfield […]

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July 8, 2014

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Dutch National Ballet: Back to Bach – premieres and revivals

Dutch National Ballet: Back to Bach – premieres and revivals * Four ballets to music by Johann Sebastian Bach * Newly compiled ballet by Hans van Manen * World premiere by Ernst Meisner * Modern international hits by Krzysztof Pastor and David Dawson * Presented from 11 October 2014 in Dutch National Opera & Ballet, […]

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July 8, 2014

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Romeo & Juliet breaks a 54-year box office record for Queensland Ballet

Romeo & Juliet breaks a 54-year box office record for Queensland Ballet Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet production has broken a 54-year box office record. This world famous production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers, with guest appearances by international ballet stars Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and […]

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July 7, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet Makes US Premiere

Romeo and Juliet Makes US Premiere at Los Angeles’ The Music Center The National Ballet of Canada tours to The Music Center in Los Angeles with Romeo and Juliet. The critically acclaimed production choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky is onstage July 10 – 13, 2014 for only five performances. This will be the National Ballet’s second engagement at […]

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July 5, 2014

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Ballet Meets Wimbledon 2014

The Wimbledon Mash Up As the final matches at Wimbledon are played out this weekend, Ballet News took the tennis theme and highlighted the products making the news. Babolat, the inventor of natural gut strings, provides the official tennis rackets, shoes,* bags and accessories for the Championships, Wimbledon 2014. If they’re good enough for Rafael Nadal…  […]

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July 3, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School announces three new members of its teaching faculty

The Royal Ballet School announces three new members of its teaching faculty We are delighted to announce three new artistic staff will be joining us to teach at the School from September 2014. Carol-Anne Millar has been appointed as our new girls’ Artistic Teacher at White Lodge. Carol was a student of The Royal Ballet […]

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July 3, 2014

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Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet

Promotions, joiners and leavers at The Royal Ballet Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet, has made the following promotions for the forthcoming 2014/15 Season.   Akane Takada and Valentino Zucchetti have been promoted to First Soloists. Francesca Hayward, Yasmine Naghdi, Tristan Dyer and Fernando Montaño are promoted to Soloists, along with Jacqueline Clark, Elsa […]

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July 3, 2014

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Dutch National Ballet Gala & Swan Lake

Dutch National Ballet Gala & Swan Lake * 13 September: Gala, festive opening of the 2014-2015 ballet season * 14 September: Swan Lake – the ballet of ballets – returns to   Dutch National Ballet * Exclusive ballet gala with highlights from the repertoire * Performances by all the stars of Dutch National Ballet * […]

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July 2, 2014

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BALLET IN THE PARK KICKS OFF RWB’S 75TH SEASON

BALLET IN THE PARK KICKS OFF RWB’S 75TH SEASON RWB celebrates milestone anniversary with free performances for all to attend Winnipeg, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet launches its 75th Anniversary season from July 23-25 with Ballet in the Park. The free family-friendly event returns to Assiniboine Park for three outdoor performances on the Lyric Theatre stage […]

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July 2, 2014

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DARCEY BUSSELL AND THE MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH BIG DANCE 2014

Darcey Bussell and the Mayor of London Boris Johnson warm up at City Hall in London for Big Dance 2014, 5–13 July.

DARCEY BUSSELL AND THE MAYOR OF LONDON LAUNCH BIG DANCE 2014  GLASGOW, LONDON AND SYDNEY JOIN UP FOR BIG COMMONWEALTH DANCE   Big Dance Special Ambassador, Darcey Bussell, and Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, launched Big Dance 2014 today, Wednesday 2 July, at City Hall in London, with a warm up for this year’s Big Dance, […]

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July 2, 2014

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ELMHURST SCHOOL FOR DANCE SUMMER SHOWS 2014

ELMHURST SCHOOL FOR DANCE SUMMER SHOWS 2014 Elmhurst School for Dance, the UK’s oldest established vocational dance school, working in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, will present its annual series of Summer performances, beginning on Friday 4th July 2014. The performances, aimed at showcasing the talent of the whole school will present excerpts from the […]

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July 1, 2014

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RICHMOND BALLET PLAYS HOST TO CECCHETTI USA COURSE

RICHMOND BALLET PLAYS HOST TO CECCHETTI USA COURSE Ten students from The School of Richmond Ballet to Attend on Scholarship Richmond Ballet is pleased to announce that Cecchetti USA’s prestigious Residential Summer Course will return to the River City for the second time in two years. The course, which includes classes for both ballet students […]

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July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet

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Arts Council England’s analysis of its investment in large-scale opera and ballet Briefing and Outline  Background After the last investment round in 2012, the Arts Council identified the need for an analysis of its funding for large-scale opera and ballet companies.  We knew the companies had been under considerable financial stress in recent years, partly […]

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July 1, 2014

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Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years

Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years Today (1 July) Arts Council England announces details of its investment plans for the next three years including its new national portfolio of arts organisations and museums representing a major public investment in England’s arts and culture. These plans include: A […]

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July 1, 2014

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Northern Ballet endorsed as key organisation in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio

Northern Ballet endorsed as key organisation in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Northern Ballet has received a 23% increase in its funding from Arts Council England and has secured a place as a National Portfolio Organisation for 2015-18. The increase represents an additional £550,000 for the Leeds-based company. Northern Ballet currently tours full-length ballets, mixed […]

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June 30, 2014

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BREAKING NEWS

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English National Ballet School Free Tickets In honour of their 25th Anniversary celebrations English National Ballet School are giving away 250 free tickets to their Summer Performances at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 4 July at 7.30pm and Saturday 5 July at 1pm & 7.30pm. Tickets will be given on a first come first served […]

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June 30, 2014

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Ballet with bite: Northern Ballet’s Dracula returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse

Ballet with bite: Northern Ballet’s Dracula returns to West Yorkshire Playhouse This autumn prepare for a performance with a dramatic bite that will leave you thirsty for more as Northern Ballet resurrects Dracula at the West Yorkshire Playhouses Artistic Director, David Nixon OBE, Dracula returns exclusively to Leeds from 5 – 13 September 2014. Last […]

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June 30, 2014

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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Poised for Next Chapter of Success

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Poised for Next Chapter of Success   As Alan Hineline, current CEO and resident choreographer of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, prepares to start a new chapter of his career as CEO of Ballet San Jose, Hugh Aberman, president of CPYB board of directors, is announcing how the preeminent dance school is […]

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June 30, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014   At the end of the 2013/2014 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce the following:   Samara Downs is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist   Delia Mathews is promoted from First Artist to Soloist Yasuo Atsuji is promoted from First Artist to Soloist William Bracewell is promoted […]

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