Tag Archives: Audrey Hepburn

Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey

December 28, 2014

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Darcey Bussell - (C) Matchlight - Photographer: Marion Milne

Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey Retired Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, Darcey Bussell explores the life of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn – away from the cameras and perhaps surprisingly, away from Hollywood. Hepburn spent the majority of her adult life in Switzerland, where she could escape the frenzy of the […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada

May 8, 2014

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Sonia Rodriguez. Photo by Sian Richards.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Sonia Rodriguez, Principal, The National Ballet of Canada  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The challenge of pushing myself and discovering new things. I love the time in the studio where I get to develop a role or a get to discover a new way of moving. […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Coryphée, Northern Ballet

February 6, 2014

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Rachel Gillespie in NBT's Peter Pan

Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Coryphée, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? It’s a brand new day! I’m lucky to be happy and healthy and doing a job that I love. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet

January 29, 2014

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Qi Huan in Final Dress - one of three short ballets in NYC

Cupcakes and Conversation with Qi Huan, the Royal New Zealand Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? When I wake up in the mornings, I don’t usually think too much. I just quickly wash up, get something to eat and go to work! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | The first live show – Friday night

September 27, 2013

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(L-R) Natalie Gumede, Artem Chigvinstev - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | The first live show – Friday night/week one part one All the photos from the rehearsal and the live show I hope you like these new Strictly themed illustrations from Berenice Berelli. We have been collaborating for a while & I’m offering you the chance to buy new illustrations every week […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Pippa Moore, Premier Dancer, Northern Ballet

June 26, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Pippa Moore, Premier Dancer, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I must be hard wired after all these years of discipline and dedication; by 8am I’ve been up a while organising what needs to be done! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah O’Neill, Paris Opera Ballet

May 7, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah O’Neill, Paris Opera Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  It’s different every day I guess. Whether it’s something I’m looking forward to rehearsing or simply because the sun is shining. I try and live day by day and take it as it comes. A coffee […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Igone De Jongh, Principal, Het Nationale Ballet

September 7, 2012

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cupcakes & Conversation with Igone De Jongh, Principal, Het Nationale Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me in the morning is my 2 year old son! He usually wakes up at around 8 am and then we have breakfast all together with my husband and then the nanny […]

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Ballet News Invites … YOU

April 26, 2012

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ballet dancers in oil paintings

Ballet News Invites…. you to preview a selection of the most popular photographs on the website Today I received a message via the Ballet News facebook page, as follows : For publication “Dear Ballet News, I have been enjoying all the wonderful and interesting photographs that you have been sharing with us all. I know […]

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Ballet Business | How to be a media-savvy ballet dancer or student

February 20, 2012

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | How to work with the media In an earlier feature, How to get into ballet, I outlined the early stages of a ballet career and some of the pitfalls you might want to watch out for. As part & parcel of your professional ballet career – a visual art form – photographs of you could (and hopefully, will) end up in the media – here on Ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Walsh, Principal Dancer, Queensland Ballet

February 16, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Walsh, Principal Dancer, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? The aroma of espresso coffee and my two energetic puppies waiting for their morning walk help me out of bed early, but it’s my work that continues to motivate me each day. The work is varied […]

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Happy Ballet News Year

January 6, 2012

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Happy Ballet News Year So, the tree has been recycled and the decorations packed away for another year.  The glitter, the glamour and the gorgeousness  of 2012 awaits….. Ballet treats Here on Ballet News you’ll find treat after treat to whizz you through January and beyond.  Let’s start with something to keep you warm.  It’s been properly […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

December 18, 2011

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Steven Woodgate, Allison Miller, Lauren Majewski, Elise Judson, Lauren Ciobanu

Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I have to admit that I’m not a morning person, but once I get up and going I think about how lucky I am that “going to work” means dancing all day. Why ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet (Het Nationale Ballet)

November 11, 2011

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ballet dancer in arabesque

Cupcakes & Conversation with Hannah Grennell, Aspirant, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me is basically class. I enjoy the physicality of ballet and how focused it is. I find that in a company, class isn’t just class; it is the warm up at the start […]

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Ballet fashion | What to wear to the ballet ?

October 6, 2011

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Ballet News | What to wear to the ballet ? So, you’re excited – you’ve got tickets to a wonderful ballet and a spare afternoon leading up to it – how do you spend it and what do you wear ?  Never fear – Ballet News is here! I’ve trampled the pavements so you don’t have to. One of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Vanessa Zahorian, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

August 11, 2011

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ballet dancer on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Vanessa Zahorian, Principal, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me at 8am to wake up on a Monday is dancing itself. Knowing that I get to work in a job that consists of my passion and love -ballet – and getting to dance […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jennifer Kronenberg, Principal, Miami City Ballet

May 24, 2011

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one dancer holds another on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg, Principal, Miami City Ballet     Jennifer is married to fellow Miami City Ballet principal, Cuban Carlos Miguel Guerra. Jennifer joined MCB in 1994 as an apprentice and has been a principal since 2001, the year that Carlos joined the company. Jennifer writes on her blog and has recently […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Christine Shevchenko, Corps de ballet, American Ballet Theatre

November 16, 2010

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dancer on pointe in whilte dress

  Cupcakes & Conversation with Christine Shevchenko, Corps de ballet, American Ballet Theatre Christine Shevchenko was born in Odessa, Ukraine where she was chosen to train in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet at an Olympic School. At the age of eight, she moved to the United States and spent the next nine years studying at Pennsylvania […]

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Ballet News | Style Pointes

September 9, 2010

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dancer wears Chanel coat

Ballet News | Style Pointes If you’ve visited Ballet NEWS before, chances are you’ll be aware that one of my aims is to highlight the versatility of ballet dancers in mainstream channels. Who remembers Darcey Bussell’s shoot for Caroline Baker at The Sunday Times with leading photographer Anthony Crickmay, or the leather, Avengers-style catsuit she […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Madison Keesler, Corps de ballet, San Francisco Ballet

June 25, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Madison Keesler, Corps de Ballet, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? For the most part, Monday is San Francisco Ballet’s one free day so if I’m not in bed sleeping chances are my motivation to get up is a massage appointment. What are you looking […]

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