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Ballet Backstage | First hand account of the Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 14, 2012

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ballet dancers at olympics closing ceremony

Backstage at the Olympics Closing Ceremony & rehearsals with the ballet dancers So, what does it feel like to dance in front of an audience of 26 million people ? Last year one of the Olympics casting directors asked me to help them find hundreds of ballet dancers who could dance very strongly en pointe, and in October […]

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Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony on a flaming phoenix

August 13, 2012

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Darcey Bussell

Darcey Bussell flies in to the Olympics Closing Ceremony Retired Royal Ballet dancer Darcey Bussell spectacularly flew into the Olympic Stadium last night on a flaming phoenix to dance to a piece created by Christopher Wheeldon. As Bussell lands on the centre stage, she’s met by four male dancers – Gary Avis, Jonathan Cope, Edward Watson and Nehemiah Kish – […]

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Her Majesty The Queen hosts a reception co-produced by English National Ballet

May 10, 2011

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four ballet dancers on the Grand Staircase at Buckingham Palace

Last night Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Phillip hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace in celebration of young people in the performing arts. The Queen holds receptions throughout the year and the guests are drawn from all walks of life.  Celebrity guests including Jools Holland, Duffy, Dame Helen Mirren, Ellie Goulding, Sheila Hancock, Kevin […]

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