Tag Archives: Corella Ballet

Ballet School : behind the barre update – Ellie Sharpe wins professional contract

March 4, 2011

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“I couldn’t even bring my knees to my chest, it was painful; I could not do that. We started yoga, and yoga’s supposed to be a relaxing thing and I couldn’t do it. It was all parallel and contemporary. It was a nightmare.  So, thinking it was just tendonitis or something, or I was hoping […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Young British Dancer of the Year Award 2011

February 10, 2011

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PRESS RELEASE The Young British Dancer of the Year Award 2011 (YBDY) commences with preliminary rounds on Saturday 12 March with the final taking place at the Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House Covent Garden on Saturday 19 March. Manuel Legris, Artistic Director of Vienna State Opera Ballet, becomes Chairman of the YBDY 2011 panel […]

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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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Cupcakes & conversation with Monica Pelfrey, Los Angeles Ballet

November 24, 2010

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 Cupcakes & conversation with Monica Pelfrey, Los Angeles Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love the idea that I have a new beautiful day ahead of me. I love the challenge of working on new things and improving myself every day. I feel that no one can inspire you […]

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Choreography central – the choreographer and his muse

November 21, 2010

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Choreography central – the choreographer and his muse

Earlier this year I interviewed two dancers from Corella Ballet in Spain : Tracy Jones and Russell Ducker.  What makes these two special, and the reason that I am writing about them again, is because as well as being company dancers and friends, Russell choreographs on Tracy; a process I wanted to learn more about.  Russell […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Russell Ducker, Corps de Ballet, Corella Ballet

July 6, 2010

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  Cupcakes & Conversation with Russell Ducker, Corp de Ballet, Corella Ballet Today I had completely the scariest experience of my life; at least on a par with nearly drowning as a child.  So the calming influence of ‘Cupcakes & Conversation’ has never been more essential.  I’m delighted to bring you the charming, talented and […]

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English National Ballet | The story of a Swan Lake tutu

June 2, 2010

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Swan Lake and its iconic tutus Think of a traditional Swan Lake and then magnify the spectacle. English National Ballet’s in-the-round version has 60 swans gliding across the stage together – a traditional production might have only 20. For the busy wardrobe department, this makes a lot of work, and is one of the elements of […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Toby Mallitt, Corps de ballet, Corella Ballet

May 28, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Toby Mallitt, Corps de Ballet, Corella Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Before, when in London I used to rely on a good nights’ sleep to get me up, and in the summer there is nothing like a very hot sunny day to get you motivated. […]

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Corella Ballet tour to New York update with Tracy Jones

May 8, 2010

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Tracy in Times Square, New York

Not long ago I interviewed Tracy Jones, who is a dancer with Corella Ballet in Spain. The Company were about to tour to the US for a week, performing at the New York City Centre. Their Artistic Director, Ángel Corella, was a Principal with American Ballet Theatre, and so very well-known to US audiences. In 2001, Spanish born Corella […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Tracy Jones, Corps de ballet, Corella Ballet (now Barcelona Ballet)

January 3, 2010

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Cupcakes & conversation with Tracy Jones, Corps de Ballet, Corella Ballet, (now Barcelona Ballet) Tracy Jones in the dressing room How have you benefited from the training at The Royal Ballet School ? Having done most of my training with the RBS I feel as if I owe a lot to them as to how […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Ballet School Graduates 2009

July 15, 2009

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In my review of The Royal Ballet School Summer Matinee Performance, I reported that every one of the 2009 Graduate year had been awarded a contract with a professional ballet company. Here is the full list of Graduates and where they are going : Ruth Bailey – The Royal Ballet Leticia Stock – The Royal […]

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