July 14, 2015

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English National Ballet announces promotions and new joiners for the 2015/2016 Season

English National Ballet announces promotions and new joiners for the 2015/2016 Season Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has today announced promotions within the Company and details of new joiners for the 2015/2016 season. Alison McWhinney, James Streeter, and Max Westwell have been promoted to Soloist. Cesar Corrales has been promoted to Junior […]

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July 14, 2015

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces New Hires for 2015-2016 Season

Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal Announces New Hires for 2015-2016 Season   Seattle, WA –Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Artistic Director Peter Boal has announced the hiring of six new dancers to join the Company’s ranks in the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Guillaume Basso, Henry Cotton, Cecilia Iliesiu, Miles Pertl and Madison Sugg will all be […]

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July 13, 2015

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

Royal Ballet School, Grande Defile, Royal Opera House, ballet

The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015 The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House Sunday, 12th July 2015 It’s easy to spot the dancers with the technical ability that allows them a certain freedom on stage. Their pointe shoes are silent. When dancers are nervous or uncertain, chances are they’ll keep their pointe shoes a little harder, and with that […]

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July 11, 2015

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HOUSTON BALLET’S PREMIERE AT HAMBURG BALLET DAYS A ROUSING SUCCESS

Houston Ballet on stage in Hamburg Germany - photo courtesy of Hamburg Ballet

HOUSTON BALLET’S PREMIERE AT HAMBURG BALLET DAYS A ROUSING SUCCESS   Houston, TX – Houston Ballet’s performances at the 41st Hamburg Ballet Days was met with rousing applause, standing ovations and numerous praise at the Hamburg State Opera in Hamburg, Germany. From June 7-8, 2015 the company presented three works by Houston Ballet Artistic Director […]

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July 11, 2015

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Summer Intensive 2015 Master Classes at American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School

Summer Intensive 2015 Master Classes at American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Led by Guest Teachers, Including Former Students, will be Open to Observers   In its on-going effort to share the joy of dance with a wider audience, the 2015 Summer Intensive Program at American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School is pleased to announce […]

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July 7, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School | White Lodge Museum moves into the digital age

The Royal Ballet School | White Lodge Museum moves into the digital age We regret to announce that, due to recent changes to our government funding, we have taken the difficult decision to close White Lodge Museum to the public for the foreseeable future. The Royal Ballet School Collections will remain accessible through the Archives […]

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July 6, 2015

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Programme announced for BIRMINGHAM WEEKENDER

Awe-inspiring performances will entertain festival goers during Birmingham Weekender including Motionhouse dancers Martina Bussi and Alasdair Stuart -

Programme announced for BIRMINGHAM WEEKENDER   25 – 27 September 2015   Birmingham Weekender, a weekend of world-leading free outdoor performance, art and entertainment, is pleased to announce details of its ambitious, family-friendly festival programme for 2015.   In what is Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender features an awe-inspiring programme of events from hundreds […]

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July 6, 2015

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Ballet News Reviews | The Ballet Lover’s Companion

The Ballet Lover's Companion

Ballet News Reviews | The Ballet Lover’s Companion by Zoe Anderson Jetting off on holiday soon ? Here’s something you might like to take with you. Do you want to know about ballet themes, choreographers, music, innovations and historical overviews ? This guide to over 140 ballets combines all of those and more : you’ll find […]

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July 6, 2015

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25 Years of Ballet in Birmingham

Round the City - Centenary Square Richard Battye

25 Years of Ballet in Birmingham DANCERS TAKE TO THE CITY’S STREETS TO CELEBRATE BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY   Birmingham Royal Ballet has unveiled two striking images featuring members of the world-renowned company in instantly recognisable locations around their home city of Birmingham as part of their ongoing 25th anniversary celebrations.   This year […]

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July 4, 2015

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Queensland Ballet announces dancer promotions, farewells and a new arrival

Queensland Ballet announces dancer promotions, farewells and a new arrival Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin tonight announced the promotion of two of its most loved dancers and also introduced a new dancer joining the Company’s ranks. “I am delighted to announce that two of Queensland Ballet’s most well-respected Company Dancers, Teri Crilly and Vito […]

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July 1, 2015

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The Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory Hires New Principal

The Sarasota Ballet’s Margaret Barbieri Conservatory Hires New Principal Nancie Woods brings 25 years of pre-professional ballet training to Sarasota  The Sarasota Ballet Director Iain Webb announced today that BalletNova Center for Dance Artistic Director Nancie Woods has accepted the position of Principal for the Margaret Barbieri Conservatory.  Ms. Woods, whose remarkable tenure with BalletNova […]

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June 30, 2015

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Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal at American Ballet Theatre

dancer in arabesque and white tutu

Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal at American Ballet Theatre Today, Misty Copeland and Stella Abrera have been promoted to Principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how momentous this news is! Five dancers have been promoted to Soloist rank – Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Luciana Paris, Arron Scott […]

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June 30, 2015

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Scottish Ballet announces Christopher Hampson as new Chief Executive

Scottish Ballet announces Christopher Hampson as new Chief Executive The Board of Directors of Scottish Ballet today announced the appointment of Christopher Hampson as its new Chief Executive. Christopher joined the company as Artistic Director in August 2012 and has been instrumental in developing the artistic vision of the Company. In March this year, he […]

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June 30, 2015

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American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Attracts Talent from Across the Country and Around the World to Princeton, NJ for Summer Intensive Program

American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Attracts Talent from Across the Country and Around the World to Princeton, NJ for Summer Intensive Program PRINCETON, NJ – On Monday, June 29, ballet students from around the world started their first day of training at Princeton Ballet School, the official school of NJ’s premiere professional ballet company […]

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June 29, 2015

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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season

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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season The Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has promoted the following dancers for the forthcoming season. These are all well-deserved promotions. However, please note that there are no promotions to Principal. To First Soloist – Francesca Hayward and James Hay. To Soloist – […]

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June 29, 2015

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2015

BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2015   At the end of the 2014/2015 season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce the following:   Mathias Dingman is promoted from First Soloist to Principal. Céline Gittens is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist. Yvette Knight is promoted from First Artist to Soloist. Karla Doorbar is promoted from […]

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June 29, 2015

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The Hong Kong Ballet | Join Pinocchio’s Exciting Adventures from Land to Sea

Dancer: Zhang Si Yuan. Photo: Cheung Chi Wai.

The Hong Kong Ballet | Join Pinocchio’s Exciting Adventures from Land to Sea A World Première by Hong Kong Ballet Tickets on Sale Now Hong Kong Ballet will open its 2015/16 Season on 28th August 2015 with Pinocchio, a brand new production based on the classic fairy tale written by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. The […]

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June 28, 2015

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FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

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FRENCH SOLE FOR ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET French Sole founder and designer, Jane Winkworth, has designed a limited edition shoe in aid of English National Ballet, an arts charity Jane has closely supported in recent years. The shoe is a classic French Sole style, the “Henrietta” in a fitting ballet pink glitter, with a silver leather […]

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June 27, 2015

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The Washington Ballet | Launch of PROJECT GLOBAL: International Festival featuring Latin Heat

The Washington Ballet_LATIN HEAT_Esmiana Jani & Tamás Krizsa photo by Dean Alexander

The Washington Ballet | Launch of PROJECT GLOBAL: International Festival featuring Latin Heat A Celebration of Latin Culture with World and Company Premieres  Biggest Names in Contemporary Choreography, Day of the Dead Celebration, Salsa and Flamenco WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Ballet (TWB) is pleased to announce the launch of PROJECT GLOBAL, a multi-year initiative to […]

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June 23, 2015

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The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre season extended at London Coliseum in August 2015

The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre season extended at London Coliseum in August 2015 FIVE EXTRA PERFORMANCES OF SWAN LAKE ADDED 13-23 August   The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre has announced that it will extend its run at London’s Coliseum this August 2015 for the second time, adding a further five extra performances of Swan Lake. […]

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