Tag Archives: Ballet News

A Ballet News Happy Easter

April 17, 2014

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A Very Ballet News Happy Easter Using the colours of Easter, the photograph above shows old pointe shoes on a saffron silk cushion by the wonderful textile design company Bluebellgray.  I’ve long been a fan of their products – hand painted designs printed onto luxurious fabrics to make cushions, scarves, bedding, fabrics, prints and a whole […]

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Does your dog share your passion for all things ballet ?

February 20, 2014

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Does your dog enjoy ballet ? How adorable is this image ? Long-time Ballet News collaborator, Noemi Manalang, is more usually inspired by fashion, and her illustrations mix the latest catwalk trends with classical ballet. However, reaction to a recent illustration of a ballet dancer and a very special dancing dog, inspired her to create a […]

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Happy Ballet News Christmas !

December 25, 2013

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Happy Ballet News Christmas ! I received this lovely Christmas Card from Berenice Bercelli, with whom I’ve been collaborating over the past year, and I wanted to share it with you. Many of Bercelli’s illustrations that have been exclusive to Ballet News are for sale as Limited Editions (though not this one). Happy Christmas to […]

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The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot

November 14, 2013

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Prisca Bertoni and Ronnie. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Italian Christmas Photo shoot Buon Natale e felice Anno Nuovo ! Ballet News staged an Italian Christmas ahead of the festivities, with all the trimmings - plus a few surprises! Earlier this year on the Ballet News facebook page I published an illustration by long-time collaborator Noemi Manalang, of Ronnie & Prisca, which combined ballet and dogs, […]

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Happy Halloween Ballet Newsers

October 31, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive illustration for Halloween by Berenice Berelli

Happy Halloween Ballet Newsers Happy Halloween Ballet Newsers ! There are a whole host of illustrations available to purchase.  

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The Ballet News Christmas 2013 Puzzle

October 9, 2013

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The Nutcracker Photograph : Cheryl Angear

The Ballet News Christmas 2013 Puzzle This year I’m offering the popular Ballet News Christmas puzzle, with a new photograph. The Snowflakes guiding the Sleigh through the snow - as seen above – is the photograph that has been chosen by you, my lovely readers. I know it seems very early to be thinking about Christmas! The reason […]

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Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | Week One – Saturday night

September 28, 2013

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Live Show Aljaz Skorjanec, Abbey Clancy - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Strictly Come Dancing 2013 | Week One – Saturday night This was the night that Abbey and Aljaz stole the show with a chart topping score of 32 for their Waltz which Bruno thought was “deeply felt.” Ben & Kristina’s Cha Cha drew an unfavourable comment from Craig, who said “I’ve seen breeze blocks with more […]

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Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page

September 23, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

Ballet News No.1 UK ballet facebook page Ballet News – the only professionally written website focusing on classical ballet – leads the UK’s ballet field on facebook. Launched on facebook on 10th January 2010, the Ballet News facebook page has surpassed 124,000 ‘likes’, making it the number one page on that social media platform relating to classical ballet in the […]

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Ballet Business | How to write a press release

September 17, 2013

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Royal Ballet School student Prisca Bertoni photographed by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | How to write a press release Ballet Business is a series of features tailored to specific goals : understanding how to work with the media, how to get into ballet in the first place and  how to raise funds, to name three. All of these features have the single aim of helping you to raise your […]

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Boston Ballet Company head to London

July 3, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive illustration by Noemi Manalang

Boston Ballet Company head to London As Boston Ballet head into town for a hotly anticipated week of performances, here’s a round-up of my interviews with their dancers across the ranks, for Ballet News. Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet Cupcakes & Conversation with John Lam, Soloist, Boston Ballet Cupcakes & Conversation with Sylvia […]

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Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby | Illustrated

May 14, 2013

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The Great Gatsby inspired illustration exclusively for Ballet News

Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby | Illustrated Regulars among you will know that Ballet News has been collaborating with Berenice Berelli for some time now. Today I want to offer you the latest Limited Edition and exclusive collection based on Northern Ballet’s The Great Gatsby, which opens at Sadlers Wells in London this week. Inspired by Principals Martha […]

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Ballet News collaborates with Berenice Bercelli

April 22, 2013

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Ballet News collaborates with Berenice Bercelli Today I’m really pleased to announce a collaboration that I’ve been working on for a while between Ballet News and Berenice Bercelli, to produce some wonderful Limited Edition collections of newsworthy ballet drawings. These illustrations will be released periodically as Limited Editions and in line with Ballet News’ ethos, […]

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The most popular Ballet News photograph of all time

March 1, 2013

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pregnant ballet dancer

The most popular Ballet News photograph of all time This photograph, by Richard Calmes, is the most popular image ever to be published on the Ballet News facebook page, so today I wanted to share it with a wider audience. When I first published the image, it was ‘liked’ by 7,896 Ballet News readers and it was […]

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World Exclusive Ballet Valentine’s Day Illustrations

February 14, 2013

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Ballet News World Exclusive by Noemi Manalang

Ballet News | World Exclusive Valentine’s Day Illustrations Once again, Noemi Manalang, a long-time collaborator with Ballet News, has produced two world exclusive ballet Valentine’s Day illustrations. Happy Valentine’s Day to Ballet Newsers everywhere.

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The Ballet News Bundle

January 7, 2013

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Ballet News Logo

The Ballet News New Year Bundle & some great new features If you’ve been on the beach, or the slopes, or curled up in your onesie this holiday period, then you might have missed some of the features, news and interviews published here on Ballet News during Christmas and New Year. Here’s a snapshot of the highlights. […]

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The Ballet News New Year Puzzle

December 28, 2012

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ballet dancers on pointe dressed as snowflakes

The Ballet News New Year Puzzle A while ago I offered Ballet Newsers the chance to own a Limited Edition, bespoke wooden jigsaw puzzle made with a scene from the ballet. At the time, last posting dates for Christmas meant that I couldn’t offer a guaranteed delivery before Christmas to readers overseas. When it’s chilly […]

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Happy Christmas to Ballet Newsers everywhere

December 25, 2012

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Happy Christmas to Ballet Newsers I’d just like to thank you all for being wonderful, loyal readers over the last year. Here’s to 2013! Merry Christmas everyone Or in other words….. Nadelek lowen bon Natale glædelig jul vrolijk Kerstfeest joyeux Noël frohe Weihnachten mele Kalikimaka buon Natale merii kurisumasu feliz Natal Рождеством Христовым feliz Navidad […]

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Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012

December 18, 2012

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ballet dancers on pointe

Ballet News Christmas Cupcakes & Conversation 2012 What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain goes down ? The grit and the glamour : your backstage pass into ballet. It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a ballet teacher, dancer, student or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something […]

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The Ballet Christmas Puzzle

November 26, 2012

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The Nutcracker

The Ballet Christmas Puzzle for you At the weekend I reported on a new Christmas gift that I wanted to share with you all – a Limited Edition, unique, collectable, gorgeous and fun Christmas jigsaw puzzle with a ballet theme. Your ballet jigsaw will become a piece of family history and is not available anywhere else. […]

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Ballet News | Your Pointe Shoes

October 28, 2012

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dancer in pointe shoes and legwarmers

Ballet News | Pointe Shoes Readers, I need your old pointe shoes. Well, a photo of them….. I’m working on a feature and I’d like any readers with a used pair of pointe shoes to contact me. I can’t say too much about this top secret story at the moment but once you’ve been in touch […]

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