Tag Archives: Brisbane

Professional Ballet Dancer to Business Owner | Claudia Dean’s Sprezzatura

May 26, 2015

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Claudia Dean | Ballet Dancer to Business Owner Sprezzatura is the Italian word for nonchalance; the effortless art of making something difficult look easy. The sustained hard work needed to conceal the effort has been a hallmark of Claudia Dean’s training and professional ballet career. Claudia Dean graduated from The Royal Ballet School in August 2011, having moved to London […]

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The Australian Ballet | Swan Lake: good versus evil in the enchanted forest

December 7, 2012

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Amber Scott in Swan Lake. Photo by Jeff Busby

The Australian Ballet | Swan Lake: good versus evil in the enchanted forest The world’s favourite ballet to tour Brisbane and Adelaide in 2013 Following its 2012 world premiere, Stephen Baynes’ Swan Lake is gliding into Brisbane and Adelaide in 2013. Swan Lake was the premier performance of The Australian Ballet. On 2 November 1962 at Her Majesty’s Theatre […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet

July 31, 2012

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Clare Morehen in Nils Christe's SYNC 2009 Pic Ken Sparrow

Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? Routine. I am a routine driven person, which kicks in the second my alarm goes off at 7am on Monday morning. The thought of coffee initially gets my dazed body out of bed. Then it’s off to […]

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THE HAMBURG BALLET’s tours until summer 2012: Leverkusen, Essen, Moscow, Brisbane

April 3, 2012

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THE HAMBURG BALLET’s tours until summer 2012: Leverkusen, Essen, Moscow, Brisbane   This Tuesday night THE HAMBURG BALLET kicks off a short tour to the West of Germany with a performance of Saint Matthew Passion inLeverkusen. The second stop of the tour will be Essen. A longer tour to Moscow will follow in May. In […]

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Queensland Ballet & Arrow Energy announce new partnership

March 16, 2012

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Queensland Ballet Children's Movement Workshop led by former Queensland Ballet dancer Nicole Galea. Photographer Ken Sparrow.

Queensland Ballet & Arrow Energy announce new dance partnership Arrow Energy and Queensland Ballet have today announced a new partnership that will deliver dance workshops and professional development to an increased number of primary and secondary students and teachers across the state. Queensland Ballet’s Dance+ workshops are a core component of the Queensland Ballet’s education program, […]

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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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Angelina Ballerina | Everyone’s favourite dancing mouse comes to town

February 15, 2012

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Angelina Ballerina | Everyone’s favourite dancing mouse comes to town Angelina Ballerina, the star of some twenty popular children’s books and an animated TV series, will soon be appearing in towns throughout the country in Royal New Zealand Ballet’s much anticipated Meridian Season of Angelina Ballerina’s Big Audition.   A second RNZB company has just […]

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The Australian Ballet to perform outdoors for free

August 4, 2011

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    For immediate release Thursday 4 August 2011 Telstra Ballet in the Gardens bounds into Brisbane The Sunshine State treated to a free outdoor performance by The Australian Ballet   The Australian Ballet will visit Brisbane in 2011 with a FREE performance under the stars on Saturday 5 November. This will be the company’s […]

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From Student to Star – The Royal Ballet’s Claudia Dean

August 2, 2011

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For a few months and across continents I’ve been catching up with Claudia Dean, one of this years graduates of The Royal Ballet School.  Dean begins work this month with The Royal Ballet, one of only three students in her year to be awarded contracts with the company. I mentioned Dean in both my reviews of […]

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Queensland Ballet recovers from the floods & announces changes to the season

February 24, 2011

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  Queensland Ballet announces changes to 2011 Season Queensland Ballet has announced some changes to its 2011 Season as a result of the delayed re-opening of the Playhouse at QPAC. CEO of Queensland Ballet Anna Marsden said: “We have been advised by QPAC that our resident theatre, the Playhouse, has suffered significant flood damage to […]

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