November 10, 2014

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The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella sweeps the 2014 Australian Dance Awards; new production and star ballerina named top in their categories

Leanne Stojmenov and Daniel Gaudiello in Cinderella. Photo by Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella sweeps the 2014 Australian Dance Awards;  new production and star ballerina named top in their categories The Australian Ballet was honoured to receive awards in two categories at the Australian Dance Awards, presented by Ausdance NSW in a gala ceremony at the Sydney Opera House last night. The prize for Outstanding […]

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November 10, 2014

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Queensland Ballet | Emilio Pavan leaps into Junior Soloist role

Emilio Pavan leaps into Junior Soloist role As soon as the curtain went down on Queensland Ballet’s free performance of Coppélia at Riverstage last night, Artistic Director Li Cunxin announced the promotion of Emilio Pavan to Junior Soloist. Mr Li is thrilled to share the news. “Emilio is a wonderful dancer. He is a strong […]

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November 9, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing Results |The Week Before Blackpool

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Strictly Come Dancing Results |The Week Before Blackpool Alison Hammond is the sixth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2014 (but still vows to come to Blackpool)   This Morning Showbiz Reporter Alison Hammond and professional partner Aljaž Skorjanec and TV Presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev found themselves […]

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November 9, 2014

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Ballet News | Remembrance Sunday

Ballet News | Remembrance Sunday This is a photograph I took earlier this year, of Royal Ballet School student Prisca Bertoni. The colour and position of the tutu remind me of a red poppy and so I’m publishing it again today as it’s Remembrance Sunday here in the UK. Follow this link to view the […]

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November 8, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Week Before Blackpool

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Strictly Come Dancing | The Week Before Blackpool 10 couples remain Simon & Kristina opened the show with a Quickstep that “gave us plenty of razzle dazzle” (Bruno) and scored 33 Caroline & Pasha’s Waltz scored well but Caroline possibly had the most unflattering costume of the night (scored 31) Jake & Janette’s Rhumba left Craig […]

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November 8, 2014

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The Royal Ballet | Age of Anxiety Triple Bill In Pictures

Tristan Dyer in Age of Anxiety. Photo by Bill Cooper

The Royal Ballet | Age of Anxiety Triple Bill In Pictures The Royal Ballet’s latest triple bill, Ceremony of Innocence / The Age of Anxiety / Aeternum, is in rep until 17th November. Liam Scarlett and Kim Branstrup choreograph new and recent works for the company.

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November 8, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Manon/Marcelo Gomes/James Whiteside + Photography Exhibit

The National Ballet of Canada | Manon/Marcelo Gomes/James Whiteside + Photography Exhibit Kenneth MacMillan’s  Manon  Marcelo Gomes and  James Whiteside Appear as Guest Artists Photography Exhibit by Aleksandar Antonijevic Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancers Marcelo Gomes and James Whiteside will perform in […]

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November 7, 2014

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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Announces Alumna Alecia Good-Boresow as School Principal

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Announces Alumna Alecia Good-Boresow as School Principal Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) CEO Nicholas Ade today announced the appointment of Alecia Good-Boresow as CPYB’s new school principal, effective immediately. The founder and former director of the Kansas City Youth Ballet, Alecia Good-Boresow has been teaching for more than four years on […]

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November 6, 2014

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CHRISTOPHER BARRON TO STAND DOWN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET

CHRISTOPHER BARRON TO STAND DOWN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET   Christopher Barron, Chief Executive of Birmingham Royal Ballet since 2005, has announced that he will stand down from the position after the current season in July 2015.   Mr. Barron said, “These have been ten wonderful years with a great company. I […]

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November 6, 2014

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Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Names Nicholas Ade New CEO

Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet Names Nicholas Ade New CEO Hugh Aberman, board president, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, announced today that Nicholas Ade has been named the ballet school’s next CEO, effective immediately. Ade, 38, joined CPYB in 2012 as school principal and has been serving as interim executive director since August of this year. As […]

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November 6, 2014

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS 10 YEARS OF SEPTIME WEBRE’S THE NUTCRACKER

THE WASHINGTON BALLET PRESENTS 10 YEARS OF SEPTIME WEBRE’S THE NUTCRACKER The Washington Ballet Celebrates its Perennial ‘Must-See’ Holiday Production at The Warner Theatre – a Washingtonian Inspired Classic!   WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) will celebrate its presentation of Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, December […]

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November 5, 2014

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American Repertory Ballet Announces its 2014 Annual Nutcracker Season

American Repertory Ballet Announces its 2014 Annual Nutcracker Season PRINCETON, NJ – American Repertory Ballet’s 2014 Nutcracker Season will run November 22 through December 21 at venues across New Jersey: Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway, McCarter Theatre in Princeton, Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan, and State Theatre […]

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November 4, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet 14/15

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet 14/15 Rebranded for 14/15, The Royal Ballet Yearbook series returns with exclusive behind the scenes content. Introduced by Kevin O’Hare, The Royal Ballet’s Director, the yearbook covers a season preview and a visual look back at last season with Claudia Dean’s The Chosen One and some lovely images […]

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November 4, 2014

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Dutch National Ballet | MICHAELA DEPRINCE GUEST ON TEDxAMSTERDAM 2014

Dutch National Ballet | MICHAELA DEPRINCE GUEST ON TEDxAMSTERDAM 2014 Michaela Deprince, a dancer with the Dutch National Ballet, will be one of the speakers during TEDxAmsterdam 2014. The organization recently published a first list of speakers. The annual inspirational conference for thinkers and doers will take place on Friday, November 28th, 2014 at the […]

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November 4, 2014

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SYLVIE GUILLEM’S FINAL DANCE PROGRAMME IN LONDON AND AROUND THE WORLD

SYLVIE GUILLEM’S FINAL DANCE PROGRAMME IN LONDON AND AROUND THE WORLD   After an unparalleled career that has spanned almost 35 years of performing both ballet and contemporary work, Sylvie Guillem will present her final dance programme at Sadler’s Wells, from 26 – 31 May 2015. For this very special programme, produced by Sadler’s Wells, […]

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November 4, 2014

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English National Ballet TO BECOME SADLER’S WELLS’ FIRST ASSOCIATE BALLET COMPANY

English National Ballet TO BECOME SADLER’S WELLS’ FIRST ASSOCIATE BALLET COMPANY   NEW TRIPLE BILL OF WORKS BY FORSYTHE, NEUMEIER AND KYLIÁN AND LEST WE FORGET FOR 2015   ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET’S NEW PRODUCTION OF GISELLE CHOREOGRAPHED BY AKRAM KHAN FOR 2016     On the occasion of its Annual Press Conference, Alistair Spalding, CEO […]

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November 3, 2014

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Colorado Ballet presents 54th annual production of The Nutcracker

Colorado Ballet presents 54th annual production of The Nutcracker Made possible by presenting sponsor KeyBank   DENVER – Colorado Ballet will light up the stage with The Nutcracker, November 29 through December 27, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  This holiday tradition features classic choreography after Marius Petipa paired with Tchaikovsky’s score performed live […]

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November 3, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2015

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET CELEBRATES ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2015 With performances of SERENADE and CARMINA BURANA at LONDON COLISEUM March 19-21 2015 will be an auspicious year for BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET as it prepares to honour two important anniversaries: the 25th year of the company’s re-birth and move from Sadler’s Wells to Birmingham and David Bintley’s […]

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November 2, 2014

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Strictly Come Dancing results Halloween Week 5

The Strictly Come Dancing dancers - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing results Halloween Week 5 Scott Mills is the fifth celebrity to depart the dance floor in Strictly Come Dancing 2014    Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills and professional partner Joanne Clifton and TV presenter Alison Hammond and her partner Aljaz Scorjanec found themselves in the dance-off after Strictly Come Dancing’s Halloween Special. […]

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November 2, 2014

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HOUSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NOVEMBER 2014

HOUSTON BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NOVEMBER 2014 Houston Ballet Participates in Dancer Exchange With The Australian Ballet This Holiday Season First Soloists Yuriko Kajiya and Jared Matthews Give Their First Appearance as the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Prince in Houston    Corps de Ballet member Madeline Skelly Debuts as […]

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