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A Masterclass With The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae

November 11, 2012

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A Masterclass with The Royal Ballet’s Steven McRae I recently reported that a masterclass with Royal Ballet Principal Steven McRae would be taking place at The Royal Academy of Dance on Remembrance Sunday. ‘Celebrating Dance 2012’ was billed as a day of dance to fundraise for the Frank Freeman Scholarship fund. McRae’s masterclass was open to students studying Advanced […]

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Teaching ballet in Burma

August 16, 2012

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Teaching ballet in Burma Ex- Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer Robert Gravenor recently spent a couple of months travelling independently in Burma. The photographs you see here were taken while Gravenor taught ballet to the local children at Phaung Daw Oo School in Mandalay (central Burma). Gravenor says, “this school is run from foreign charity funds and has over […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Beautiful

August 2, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Beautiful Who did Hollywood actress turn to when she needed to play a ballet dancer convincingly, transforming her body into a long, lean physique with taut arms, a strong core, defined muscles and the famous ramrod straight posture, for the film Black Swan, which went on to win an Academy Award ? Former New York […]

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The George Balanchine Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the complete series of THE BALANCHINE ESSAYS

March 23, 2012

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The George Balanchine Foundation is pleased to announce the release of the complete series of THE BALANCHINE ESSAYS in DVD format. Toward the latter part of his life, Balanchine talked about creating a “dictionary” of his technique, a visual reference for students of the ballet. The George Balanchine Foundation has helped to fulfill his wish […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Anu Viheriäranta, First Soloist, Dutch National Ballet

October 16, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Anu Viheriäranta, First Soloist, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Having rehearsals with people who inspire me. With repetiteurs who have a lot of knowledge, experience and a good eye to help to build a role and the technique as well as with choreographers […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Stephanie Williams, Corps de ballet, Het Nationale Ballet – Dutch National Ballet

September 14, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Stephanie Williams, Corps de ballet, Het Nationale Ballet – Dutch National Ballet As we celebrate National Cupcake Week, please, be upstanding for cupcakes and raise your glass (or tea cup), while I hope you’ll enjoy this specially baked Cupcakes & Conversation. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? What […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Saund, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

September 12, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Saund, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My motivation is; “Deep Art”, the fullest expression of human emotion, in all forms. I pursue it in everything I do. What are you looking forward to dancing in the new season ? […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robyn Hendricks, Soloist, the Australian Ballet

June 24, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Robyn Hendricks, Soloist, the Australian Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I usually like to start my week off with an early morning Pilates session, especially after having a day off. It gets me motivated for the week ahead and is the best way for me to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Amber Scott, Senior Artist with The Australian Ballet

April 4, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Amber Scott, Senior Artist with The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? The anticipation of performing, be it that night, or for a production in the near future.  I guess the inherent discipline that comes with being a dancer and the decades of a morning routine […]

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Swan Lake : English National Ballet

March 24, 2011

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Laurretta Summerscales Swan Lake English National Ballet London Coliseum Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks English National Ballet’s Swan Lake choreographed by Derek Deane (the ninth Swan Lake mounted by the company) begins with a Prologue telling the story of Princess Odette, who is kidnapped by Rothbart (half-man, half-bird) who turns her […]

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Cupcakes & conversation with Monica Pelfrey, Los Angeles Ballet

November 24, 2010

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 Cupcakes & conversation with Monica Pelfrey, Los Angeles Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love the idea that I have a new beautiful day ahead of me. I love the challenge of working on new things and improving myself every day. I feel that no one can inspire you […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Saund, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

September 2, 2010

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dancer in arabesque

    Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Saund, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My motivation is; “Deep Art”, the fullest expression of human emotion, in all   forms. I pursue it in everything I do. What are you looking forward to dancing in the new […]

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Have you just passed a ballet dancer ?

August 28, 2010

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I’m always struck by how unrecognised ballet dancers are once they leave the vacinity of the theatre where they work. Of course, if you hang aound the stage door, you probably know who you want to see and will recognise them, but once those dancers step out into the real world, they largely go about […]

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