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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2015

July 15, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2015   The class of 2015 who have graduated from The Royal Ballet School with contracts are : Chisato Katsura – The Royal Ballet Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød – The Royal Ballet Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme Harry Churches – The Royal Ballet Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme Leo Dixon – […]

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Misty Copeland Promoted to Principal at American Ballet Theatre

June 30, 2015

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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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Dancers Responding to AIDS Announces Performers for the 21st Annual Fire Island Dance Festival

May 29, 2015

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Dancers Responding to AIDS Announces Performers for the 21st Annual Fire Island Dance Festival Lineup includes  : Ailey II, Ballet Hispanico, Pontus Lidberg Dance and More   Three performances only: July 17-19 in Fire Island Pines, NY   Produced by and benefiting Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS   Fire […]

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Sadler’s Wells awards title of Associate Artist Emeritus to Sylvie Guillem

May 27, 2015

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Sadler’s Wells awards title of Associate Artist Emeritus to Sylvie Guillem In the week of Sylvie Guillem’s final performances on the Sadler’s Wells stage, the theatre has given her the title of Associate Artist Emeritus. The title will come into effect in January 2016. A dancer renowned the world over, Guillem has been an Associate […]

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NATALIA OSIPOVA, IVAN VASILIEV, EDWARD WATSON and MARCELO GOMES star in

April 13, 2015

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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Facada. Photograph by Cheryl Angear

NATALIA OSIPOVA, IVAN VASILIEV, EDWARD WATSON and MARCELO GOMES star in ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July 2015, London Coliseum   This summer’s hot dance ticket will be the ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at the Coliseum on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July, presented by producer and impresario Sergei Danilian (Ardani […]

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En Avant Foundation for Specialised Ballet Coaching March 10, 2015

March 11, 2015

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En Avant Foundation for Specialised Ballet Coaching  March 10, 2015                                       En Avant Foundation will present specialised coaching Master Classes for advanced pre-professional and professional dancers in San Francisco and in New York in April 2015. Isabelle Guérin, former Étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet, Patrick Armand, former Principal dancer of Boston […]

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VIOLETTE VERDY and JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

January 8, 2015

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VIOLETTE VERDY and JEAN-PIERRE BONNEFOUX TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION Former principals to coach their roles in Sonatine , which premiered at the New York City Ballet Ravel Festival of 1975 New York City—Violette Verdy and Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux (formerly Bonnefous), former principal dancers with New York City Ballet, will teach and […]

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Ardani Artists presents the UK Premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge

November 12, 2014

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Ardani Artists presents the UK Premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge 14th, 16th & 18th April 2015, London Coliseum   Ardani Artists is proud to present the UK premiere of Diana Vishneva: On the Edge at the London Coliseum for just three performances, 14th 16th and 18th April 2015. A star of the Mariinsky […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Taking Flight – Michaela & Elaine DePrince

September 14, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Taking Flight – Michaela & Elaine DePrince You probably won’t recognise the name Mabinty Bangura. You may have heard of Michaela DePrince, the extraordinarily flexible dancer from Sierra Leone whose story has been published for young adults. DePrince lived in Sierra Leone, West Africa, during the civil war, and the horrors […]

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Vail International Dance Festival 2014

August 4, 2014

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Misa Kuranaga (Boston Ballet) performs an excerpt from Bournonville's Kermesse in Bruges on the second International Evening of Dance program at the 2014 Vail International Dance Festival.

Vail International Dance Festival 2014

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Kevin Jackson bound for New York: first Australian Ballet dancer to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in 20 years

May 12, 2014

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Kevin Jackson bound for New York: first Australian Ballet dancer to guest star with American Ballet Theatre in 20 years Start spreading the news: Principal Artist Kevin Jackson flying out this week to guest star with America’s national ballet company American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in New York. Invited by the company’s Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, Kevin […]

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Houston Ballet Announces New First Soloists, Jared Matthews And Yuriko Kajiya

May 7, 2014

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Houston Ballet Announces New First Soloists, Jared Matthews And Yuriko Kajiya HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced today that Jared Matthews and Yuriko Kajiya, currently soloist dancers with American Ballet Theatre (ABT), will join Houston Ballet as first soloists for the 2014-15 season beginning in August 2014. “Yuriko and I were […]

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Houston Ballet’s Academy Presents Its 2014 Spring Showcase

April 9, 2014

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Houston Ballet’s Academy Presents Its 2014 Spring Showcase   Young Dancers Perform George Balanchine’s Masterwork Serenade for the First Time, Coached by Former Principal Dancer Leslie Peck   David Lichine’s Comic Gem Graduation Ball Returns to the Repertoire     HOUSTON, TEXAS – On Friday, April 25 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 […]

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Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon

March 3, 2014

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Manon from The Royal Ballet Tour of Japan 2013. Photo Kiyonori Hasegawa

International ballet stars Alina Cojocaru & Johan Kobborg to guest star in The Australian Ballet’s Sydney season of Manon Two of ballet’s brightest stars, Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg will join The Australian Ballet as guest artists this April for the Sydney season of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon. Cojocaru and Kobborg will dance in two performances: the evenings […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Life in Motion : An Unlikely Ballerina

February 27, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Life in Motion : An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland Unlike many books of the genre, which are akin to digesting dust, Misty Copeland’s story, written with Charisse Jones, is an engaging read. Lightly written, with dark corners that punctuate her life, she tells it like it is, in a balanced […]

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American Repertory Ballet Announces Its Spring 2014 Performance Season

January 24, 2014

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American Repertory Ballet Announces Its Spring 2014 Performance Season   NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – American Repertory Ballet will present revivals and world premieres at venues across the state – from Mahwah to Princeton – February through May, 2014.  The spring season features two performances of Artistic Director Douglas Martin’s acclaimed Romeo and Juliet, the world […]

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KINGS OF THE DANCE

January 21, 2014

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KINGS OF THE DANCE 19th – 22nd MARCH 2014, LONDON COLISEUM The critically-acclaimed KINGS OF THE DANCE makes its UK debut at the London Coliseum, Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd March 2014, showcasing the phenomenal artistry, style and power of its celebrated male dancers. The current KINGS OF THE DANCE line-up showcases the incomparable Roberto […]

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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes

November 20, 2013

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Youth America Grand Prix and TenduTV’s “Ballet’s Greatest Hits” now available internationally on iTunes and other digital video stores An unprecedented documentary showing the making and performance of excerpts from some of the most beloved classical ballet variations of all time : Don Quixote,  Flames of Paris,  Giselle,  The Nutcracker  and  Swan Lake. An international cast including Ashley […]

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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet | Murder & backstage intrigue

November 7, 2013

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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet | Murder & backstage intrigue Q DANCE PROGRAMME CELEBRATES  INNOVATIVE DANCE Winnipeg, MB – Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the groundbreaking work of Artistic Director and choreographer Peter Quanz in the fifth installment of Q DANCE, from November 13-16, 2013 at the Gas Station Arts Centre. The sold-out run is an […]

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Rolex Arts Initiative Names Seven Major Artists as Mentors

October 23, 2013

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Rolex Arts Initiative Names Seven Major Artists as Mentors   Olafur Eliasson, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Michael Ondaatje, Alexei Ratmansky, Kaija Saariaho, Jennifer Tipton and Peter Zumthor to mentor promising young artists   Venice, Italy, 23 October 2013 – The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative today announced the seven celebrated artists, working around the globe, who […]

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