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Photographing The Royal Ballet

July 8, 2013

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Claire Calvert Photograph : Andrej Uspenski

Photographing The Royal Ballet’s dancers Andrej Uspenski has been dancing with The Royal Ballet for ten years. As a First Artist he travels the world with the company (they are currently in Tokyo), dancing most of the repertoire. Ballet isn’t his only talent, though. Sitting in the Royal Ballet press room ahead of the evening […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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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 Meaghan Grace Hinkis, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

July 11, 2012

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ballet dancer in jete on stage

Cupcakes & Conversation with Meaghan Grace Hinkis, First Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Eight am on a Monday morning, I am usually really looking forward to learning some new and exciting rep. The Royal Ballet has such a diverse repertory and each week we typically begin rehearsals for […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Joseph Phillips, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

February 23, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Joseph Phillips, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My passion for dancing has been my main motivation and drive ever since I can remember. Attending class is my favorite part of the morning it sets me up for the whole day. The […]

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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 Valentino Zucchetti, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

December 27, 2011

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ballet dancer in jete

Cupcakes & Conversation with Valentino Zucchetti, First Artist, The Royal Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The prospect of getting ready for a performance or a role, which luckily is often the case. I could never wake up knowing that I have nothing to look forward to. Why ballet? […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Stephanie Williams, Corps de ballet, Het Nationale Ballet – Dutch National Ballet

September 14, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Stephanie Williams, Corps de ballet, Het Nationale Ballet – Dutch National Ballet As we celebrate National Cupcake Week, please, be upstanding for cupcakes and raise your glass (or tea cup), while I hope you’ll enjoy this specially baked Cupcakes & Conversation. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? What […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

August 19, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre Lopez has now left ABT and is freelancing. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s been a while that I haven’t had to think about that, because we usually rest on Mondays at ABT, but let’s say on Tuesdays, I’m motivated by […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Seth Orza, Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet

January 26, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Seth Orza, Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?  I think about what can be accomplished for the week ahead: If not in ballet, then in my life at home. Why ballet ? My parents were both ballet dancers so I grew up in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Crystal Costa, First Soloist, English National Ballet

September 18, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Crystal Costa, First Soloist, English National Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? To be honest, it’s the prospect of my first morning coffee… Who would you most like to dance with ? Fred Astaire by far. How do you prepare your pointe shoes ? I […]

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