Glitter Pointe Shoes Pointe shoes come in many forms. Usually, they are pink satin, but you wouldn’t catch Cinderella without a glittery pointe shoe, would you ? It’s not magic that keeps a ballerina on her toes – it’s a mixture of materials – often burlap, flour, dextrine, paper, potato starch, rough and smooth leather, […]
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November 24, 2015
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Ballet News Reviews | Darcey’s Ballet Heroes This delightful – really sparkling film will be shown on BBC Four. Darcey Bussell picks the ballet men that have shaped and transformed ballet and ends by looking to the future to see who’s next. More details to follow shortly but since this lovely image has been released […]
November 12, 2015
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Ballet News Reviews | Swan, The Life and Dance of Anna Pavlova Swan is a short children’s story book by Laurel Snyder, beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Julie Morstad. It follows the story of Anna Pavlova’s life, from her humble beginnings to world-wide fame, to the moment she asks for her Swan costume. The illustrations […]
October 22, 2015
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 […]
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 […]
August 11, 2015
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Ballet News Reviews | Roberto Bolle Voyage into Beauty This Voyage into Beauty really is a journey worth taking. Not just a coffee table book of photographs (and what photographs!) but the writing, too, is a thing a beauty. Sparce, but beautifully written. What is beauty ? The Pythagorean’s proportion and harmony ? The Augustine […]
American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Attracts Talent from Across the Country and Around the World to Princeton, NJ for Summer Intensive Program
June 30, 2015
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American Repertory Ballet’s Princeton Ballet School Attracts Talent from Across the Country and Around the World to Princeton, NJ for Summer Intensive Program PRINCETON, NJ – On Monday, June 29, ballet students from around the world started their first day of training at Princeton Ballet School, the official school of NJ’s premiere professional ballet company […]
June 7, 2015
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Shoe Time As we edge ever so slowly into Summer I’d like to showcase ballet pointe shoes in a different setting. I’ll be photographing pointe shoes in a variety of settings as the summer progresses.
June 3, 2015
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Ballet Business In Print *Breaking News* My latest book, Ballet Business, is now available for sale from Amazon. I wanted to delve into the business of ballet, and to that end Ballet Business delivers information you’ll need if you’re thinking of training towards a career in classical ballet. From what you should eat, how (and […]
April 3, 2015
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Happy Easter Ballet Newsers Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, I hope you have a wonderful Easter (and a break if you can !)
March 3, 2015
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Ballet & Dance Photography by Richard Calmes Today I’d like to highlight the work of ballet and dance photographer Richard Calmes. Calmes’ work has featured on Ballet News regularly, and his image of a pregnant dancer on pointe remains the most popular image ever published on the Ballet News facebook page. As a photographer, his […]
February 14, 2015
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Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day to all Ballet Newsers.
February 9, 2015
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Happy Monday At the start of a new week (or if you’re already through Monday), sparkle your own trail and make this a week to remember.
February 2, 2015
Blue Peter’s Radzi and RAD are Moving North with a brand new dance competition Leeds heats: Sunday 3 May 2015 (applications close on Monday 9 March 2015) Bolton heats: Sunday 10 May 2015 (applications close on Monday 16 March 2015) York heats: Sunday 21 June 2015 (applications close on Monday 13 April 2015) Final: The […]
January 2, 2015
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It’s All About The Ballet Details Attention to detail is the thing that raises your work beyond an ordinary level, in any field. Here on Ballet News I’m constantly striving to create unique, creative and – sometimes – edgy work. Specific tools are needed for some of this work and this campaign is all about raising […]
January 1, 2015
Happy New Year Thank you all so much for your support during 2014. Bring on 2015!
December 31, 2014
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 […]
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!
November 20, 2014
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Ballet News Reviews | 30 Days of Wedding Photography That’s not a typo. Ballet Newsers know that I mix things up here, and today it’s wedding photography + ballet. We have visited the subject of weddings before, with 6 things you don’t know about Royal ballet weddings. So why now ? There are more similarities than you might […]
October 31, 2014
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Ballet News | Halloween Giveaway Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, and is an annual celebration of carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns and trick or treating on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. Grishko coloured pointe shoes are special orders as the shoes are […]