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Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 26, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A swim in the ocean at Manly beach followed by a long macchiato. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Working in […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large

January 3, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large Tatiana Leskova is one of the last surviving pupils of dancers from the golden age of the Imperial Russian Ballet; the daughter of exiled Russians whose mother, Helena, conceived her in Venice, Italy, and born in Paris in 1922. This biography, first published in Brazil and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet

December 20, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Beatriz Stix-Brunell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I’m fully ready to ‘get at it ‘on Monday. Sunday is my day off and I use it to fully decompress and recharge. Company class on Monday morning is the lead-in to a busy and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Wendy Whelan, Principal, New York City Ballet

December 12, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Wendy Whelan, Principal, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? What motivates me and gets me out of bed in the morning on the first work day of the week is knowing that I will have the privilege of working with a choreographer or […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre

May 27, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the constant, yet unobtainable strive for perfection! Why ballet ? Ballet is the only thing that feeds all I need: my soul, my body, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Julie Diana, Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet

May 9, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Julie Diana, Principal Dancer, Pennsylvania Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee with French Vanilla Coffeemate. Why ballet ? I initially wanted to be an Olympic gymnast, but I was scared of everything but the floor routine (and my tumbling wasn’t terrific). […]

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San Francisco Ballet Update

April 1, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet Update April 2012   Helgi Tomasson to be Celebrated by Dance/USA Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, has announced that SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson will receive its “2012 Honor” award. The conference will be held in San Francisco from June 27-30, and awards will be […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrea Bayne, Principal, Ballet Victoria

January 25, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrea Bayne, Principal, Ballet Victoria What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The simple fact of waking up and knowing that I am able to fulfill my passion as my career is more than enough to get me going on a Monday morning, I feel so fortunate. Why […]

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

December 18, 2011

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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 Quenby Hersh, Coryphée, Scottish Ballet

September 28, 2011

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Primrose Bakery supports Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation with Quenby Hersh, Coryphée, Scottish Ballet What motivates you on a Monday morning?  My alarm! Why ballet?  I have been dancing my whole life.  After begging my parents, they signed me up for a ballet class. What are you looking forward to dancing this year?  Song of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carling Talcott, Corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet

May 15, 2011

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    Cupcakes & Conversation with Carling Talcott, Corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet       What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  As any of my friends or family (or strangers who have had the misfortune to encounter me before 11am) will tell you, I am not a morning person. My […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS THE BEST OF AMERICAN BALLET WITH BALANCHINE/ROBBINS AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

May 2, 2011

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS THE BEST OF AMERICAN BALLET WITH BALANCHINE/ROBBINS AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE A Quadruple Bill of Works By Two Dance Giants Takes the Stage to Close the 2010-2011 Season BOSTON, MA – April 29, 2011 – Boston Ballet presents Balanchine/Robbins, a tour de force of four works by George Balanchine and Jerome […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET PRESENTS BALANCHINE BLACK & WHITE WEEK

April 20, 2011

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET PRESENTS BALANCHINE BLACK & WHITE WEEK MAY 3 – 10, 2011 NYCB opens its spring repertory season with Balanchine Black & White Week, a full week of performances of George Balanchine’s “black and white” ballets, as well as a series of Pre-Performance Talks, demonstrations, and events. This opening week of performances […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2011 Repertoire

March 24, 2011

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Canada’s National Ballet School Announces Spring Showcase 2011 Repertoire                                  March 23, 2011…Canada’s National Ballet School is pleased to announce the repertoire for its annual Spring Showcase performance once again, this year featuring a wide array of works spanning the gamut from classical to contemporary, presenting works new to the NBS stage as well as some […]

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Ballet NEWS | Boston Ballet – Rethink Ballet with Boston Ballet’s Spring Season – Full-length Story Ballets to Contemporary World Premiere Works

February 4, 2011

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS ITS SIGNATURE RANGE IN FOUR DIVERSE SPRING PROGRAMS INCLUDING ELO EXPERIENCE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, BELLA FIGURA, AND BALANCHINE/ROBBINS Rethink Ballet with Boston Ballet’s Spring Season – Full-length Story Ballets to Contemporary World Premiere Works BOSTON, MA – February 4, 2011 – Following a highly successful and lauded fall season featuring a […]

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American Ballet Theatre, Programme One, Sadlers Wells, London

February 2, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre Programme One Seven Sonatas, Known By heart, Duo Concertant, Everything Doesn’t Happen at Once Sadlers Wells 1st February 2011 Receiving its UK Premiere, Seven Sonatas launches American Ballet Theatre’s first programme of triple bills during this tour to London.  Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky it’s a piece for three couples who flow and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lindsi Dec, Soloist, Pacific Northwest Ballet

December 15, 2010

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Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Lindsi Dec with principal dancer Karel Cruz in Paul Gibson’s Sense of Doubt. Photo © Angela Sterling

  Cupcakes & Conversation with Lindsi Dec, Soloist, Pacific Northwest Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? I love waking up in the morning thinking, what can I improve on today? One of my favorite things about being a dancer is there is always something to work on. I love the challenge and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with James Whiteside, Principal, Boston Ballet

December 3, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with James Whiteside, Principal, Boston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Coffee and a competitive edge. Who would you most like to dance with & what would you dance ? In Boston Ballet, I love dancing with Lia Cirio and Misa Kuranaga but I would love to do Balanchine’s Ballo Della Regina with Merrill […]

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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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Ballet School – behind the barre

November 11, 2010

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English National Ballet School | Behind the barre This year I am following two English National Ballet School (ENBS) students; one in the first year and one in the third (graduate) year. The latest available Ofsted inspection report (2008) gave the three year National Diploma in Professional Dance (classical ballet) an ‘outstanding’ grade.  The report […]

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