Tag Archives: Ballet News

Free Engagement Session For You

November 1, 2015

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Free Engagement Photoshoot This is a month often associated with thanksgiving and with giving back. So I’m #payingitforward by offering a free engagement shoot to one couple getting married in the UK. I hope that you’ll have a location in mind that is special to you, where you feel at home and relaxed. I’ll guide […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet

October 22, 2015

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in rehearsal with Carlos Acosta

Ballet News Reviews | Carlos Acosta at The Royal Ballet Photo books are notoriously tricky to get just right. Expensive to produce, getting a commercially viable price point is a difficult balancing act between cost and quality. The incomparable Kirsty Mitchell has been brave enough to forego several offers from publishers for her Wonderland book that […]

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The No.1 Most Popular Ballet Product on Ballet News

October 12, 2015

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The No.1 Most Popular Ballet Product on Ballet News. Ever Hands down, the most popular product I’ve ever written about here on Ballet News is the Bloch Warm-up Bootie. They are worn by dancers, dance students and people across the planet because they are light, soft and very warm. I always describe them as little […]

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Printing Your Photographs

September 19, 2015

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Print What You Want To Preserve It turns out that in 50 years the most photographed generation is history will have no pictures. What price lost memories ? I took the photograph above at a client’s wedding this summer. So far so normal. Then what I decided I wanted to do was to experiment with […]

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Vocational Ballet Schools

September 17, 2015

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Vocational Ballet Schools How do the top professional ballet companies around the world find their dancers ? Most have associated vocational schools with close links to the company. This gives the director of the company every opportunity to keep an eye on the most promising students at the school and, when the time is right, […]

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New Year | Composed By Cheryl in 2015

January 1, 2015

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New Year | Composed By Cheryl in 2015 So, it’s a curious thing. I’ve been running Ballet News for a few years now, and finally I’ve got round to adding a blog to the website. It’s going to be a personal take on a slice of everything that comes my way – good and bad – and I hope […]

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Happy New Year

January 1, 2015

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Happy New Year Thank you all so much for your support during 2014. Bring on 2015!

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A Year On Pointe

December 31, 2014

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A Year On Pointe During 2014, across Ballet News’ media streams, photographs of pointe shoes taken in various locations throughout the year have been published, and they’ve proved so popular ! This is your chance to see them all together, here on the Ballet News website. If you’d like to follow Ballet News via other […]

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Happy Holidays!

December 24, 2014

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Happy Holidays from Ballet News Happy Holidays to all Ballet Newsers. Thank you for your support during 2014 and here’s to a mahoosive 2015 for all of us!

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Ballet News | Remembrance Sunday

November 9, 2014

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Ballet News | Remembrance Sunday This is a photograph I took earlier this year, of Royal Ballet School student Prisca Bertoni. The colour and position of the tutu remind me of a red poppy and so I’m publishing it again today as it’s Remembrance Sunday here in the UK. Follow this link to view the […]

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Ballet News Published

October 30, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation | Published   The popular and original Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers has been available in e-book format for some time, but you can now buy one of the Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation series as an actual book. What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain […]

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Ballet News To Build on Its Success

July 21, 2014

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Ballet News To Build on Its Success Nobody likes to ask, do they ? But if you don’t ask, you don’t get…. Expanding Ballet News is an expensive business. Planning & development behind the scenes/production of regular exclusive content published for you : there’s always a cost involved. Heading to an event : there’s a cost involved in […]

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Pointe Shoes | Snapped

June 20, 2014

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a pair of pointe shoes in an English garden

Pointe Shoes | Snapped Pointe shoes are essential if you’re a professional classical ballet dancer. They elongate the line of a dancer but they don’t last long, they are often made to measure and they still require a lot of preparation & sewing before they are worn – for perhaps only one Act of a ballet. […]

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Petals & Pointe

May 6, 2014

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Petals & Pointe Petals & Pointe – photographs celebrating vintage pointe shoes, hand printed cashmere mix scarves by Bluebellgray, bath petals by Heathcote & Ivory and hand made leg warmers by Sue Murphy. You can order yours via Sue’s facebook page, Mama Sue’s Warmers.

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Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes

May 2, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes Earlier this week I published Blooming Tutus, photographs from a photo shoot produced exclusively for Ballet News. Prisca Bertoni, a student at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London, showcased a variety of tutus and leg warmers on the shoot. Here are the out takes from […]

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014


Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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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


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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