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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jake Mangakahia, Corps de ballet, The Australian Ballet

May 3, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jake Mangakahia, Corps de ballet, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My alarm ha ha! t’s the want or the need to feel prepared for a day of movement ,inspiration and creativity. Why ballet ? It’s fun, exciting, beautiful, adventurous and creative! The lifestyle of […]

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Charlie Anderson, Corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet

January 31, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Charlie Anderson, Corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I think for me I am motivated on a Monday morning by just wanting to be better at what I do. When I see my colleagues or anyone dance I can get so […]

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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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The Ballet News Ballet Clinic

October 10, 2011

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Ballet News | Ballet Clinic For some time, the Ballet News Ballet Clinic has resided in the discussion tab on the Ballet News facebook page, but as I’ve been notified by facebook that it will soon remove this tool, and because we’ve had such a wealth of useful, practical information from teachers, dance students, ballet-goers, doctors […]

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The Australian Ballet’s Lucinda Dunn sets the barre

July 29, 2011

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    For immediate release Friday 29 July 2011 Lucinda Dunn sets the barre with an Australian dance record Principal Artist celebrates 20 years en pointe with The Australian Ballet   Principal Artist Lucinda Dunn celebrates an impressive milestone today, notching up 20 consecutive years performing with The Australian Ballet. She now holds the record […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Abi Boyle, Royal New Zealand Ballet

April 27, 2011

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    Cupcakes & Conversation with Abi Boyle, Royal New Zealand Ballet     What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning The feeling I get after Monday class. My body always feels good, worked, and ready for the week. Why ballet? I like the physical challenge as well as the opportunity to express […]

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Ballet Business | Ballet Class

February 5, 2011

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Ballet Business | Ballet Class

Ballet Class “It’s just part of the routine of being a professional dancer; at Northern Ballet it’s treated as training, a time to constantly hone our technique and improve. Sometimes it seems a chore but without it you feel disconnected for the rest of the dancing day.” Hannah Bateman, First Soloist, Northern Ballet. The daily […]

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Ballet NEWS | Advanced Principles in teaching classical ballet

January 31, 2011

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The Advanced principles in teaching classical ballet, written by former soloist & ballet master of the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, John White, covers a variety of subjects allied to ballet class for intermediate and advanced students. White has taught over 800 novice and experienced teachers and bases his teaching on the Agrippina Vaganova method.  He […]

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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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Backstage Pass

August 22, 2010

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If this is your first visit to Ballet News, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to you – it’s lovely to see you here and I hope you will find plenty of captivating reading ! THIS IS YOUR BACKSTAGE PASS For more than half of this year I have followed every feathered footstep of the dancers of […]

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