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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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Houston Ballet Announces Promotions And Additions To The Company For The 2013-2014 Season

September 12, 2013

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Houston Ballet Announces Promotions And Additions To The Company For The 2013-2014 Season   Jessica Collado and Katharine Precourt Promoted to First Soloist Christopher Gray Promoted To Demi Soloist   Meelis Pakri Joins Artistic Staff HOUSTON, TEXAS– Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced plans today for the company’s 2013-2014 season, including eight promotions and […]

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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Hires Two New Talents And Announces Exciting Promotions to Mark Start of Dynamic Season

August 14, 2013

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Canada’s Royal   Winnipeg Ballet Hires Two New Talents And Announces Exciting Promotions to   Mark Start of Dynamic Season RWB Welcomes Soloist   Artjom Maksakov from Boston Ballet for 2013/14 Winnipeg, Manitoba –   André Lewis, Artistic Director of Canada’s   Royal Winnipeg Ballet, proudly announces that Artjom Maksakov, former Company dancer   with Boston […]

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Boston Ballet Company head to London

July 3, 2013

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Boston Ballet Company head to London As Boston Ballet head into town for a hotly anticipated week of performances, here’s a round-up of my interviews with their dancers across the ranks, for Ballet News. Cupcakes & Conversation with Erica Cornejo, Principal, Boston Ballet Cupcakes & Conversation with John Lam, Soloist, Boston Ballet Cupcakes & Conversation with Sylvia […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | #adayinthelifeofacorpsballerina

April 8, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | Pointe Shoes & Plasters There is nothing remotely glamorous about being a professional ballet dancer. As Olivia Cowley, a dancer in her 10th season with The Royal Ballet tells me, “people think it’s blisters but actually it’s not. It’s the nails, the bed of the nails, no matter how […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

March 28, 2013

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SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS 29 and 30 APRIL 2013   SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET (SAMB) JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA South African Mzansi Ballet will hold open auditions for male and female dancers of Senior Corps de Ballet and Soloist levels to fill short-term contracts.  […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andreas Kaas, Corps de Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet

January 18, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andreas Kaas, Corps de Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? First of all, my morning coffee. I’m married to my Nespresso Machine. Right after that, what motivates is how excited I am to do class. I love to take class in the morning […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Calvin Royal III, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

January 1, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Calvin Royal III, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Monday is my day off. So it’s usually little motivation and more sleeping in! It’s my day to get the ‘chores’ done (laundry, groceries for the week, clean the house). If we’re […]

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Behind the scenes with the Corps de Ballet

October 27, 2012

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Behind the scenes with the Corps de Ballet The magnificent Corps de Ballet are the body – literally translated – of any ballet company around the world. Without them, Swan Lake would be lost, La Bayadere would be missing it’s Shades and The Nutcracker would be missing a lot of dancing. I wanted to highlight […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gina Scott, Corps de Ballet, Semperoper Ballett

October 25, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Gina Scott, Corps de Ballet, Semperoper Ballett What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love knowing that the start of the week is only around the corner as I have another week of new challenges and different expectations, depending on the rep we are rehearsing. Why ballet ? […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with William Newton, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

October 7, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with William Newton, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? All the roles I would love to have the opportunity to perform one day…are one of the few things that can persuade me to get up at 8am. Regrettably, I am not a morning person. […]

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From Student to Star : Jessica Cohen, Northern Ballet

July 1, 2012

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From Student to Star : Jessica Cohen, Northern Ballet From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet school as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life lives up to their high expectations. […]

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American Ballet Theatre launces the ABT App for iPhone® & iPod Touch®

May 14, 2012

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ABT LAUNCHES THE ABT APP FOR IPHONE® AND IPOD TOUCH® Users Receive the Most Up-To-Date Information on ABT Performances, Repertory, Dancers and Ballet History 5/14/2012 – American Ballet Theatre, America’s National Ballet Company®, proudly announces the addition of a mobile app to the Company’s digital resources. In launching the app, ABT aims to further reach […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Emma Hawes, Corps de Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada

April 26, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Emma Hawes, Corps de Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My motivation is different every day. It could be beautiful weather, friendly faces, or even catching the bus on time; it’s the little things that give me motivation for a day. Why […]

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A year inside The Australian Ballet

April 16, 2012

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A year inside The Australian Ballet   Episode 2 of A year inside The Australian Ballet   This episode focuses on Corps de ballet member Jake Mangakahia as he is specially chosen to work with Stephen Page in Warumuk – in the dark night, as part of the Infinity triple bill currently showing in Sydney […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Brendan Saye and Emma Hawes Perform in Halifax

March 29, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Brendan Saye and Emma Hawes Perform in Halifax March 29, 2012… The National Ballet of Canada’s Corps de Ballet members Brendan Saye and Emma Hawes will perform in Halifax Dance’s fundraising gala, the Viennese Opera Ball, on March 31, 2012 at the World Trade & Convention Centre in Halifax. Mr. […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carli Samuelson, Corps de Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet

March 27, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carli Samuelson, Corps de Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? It can be very difficult to find motivation on a Monday morning, but my motivation comes from the fact that I’m a part of this amazing professional ballet company (Pacific Northwest Ballet) and […]

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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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Ballet News Reviews| Sophie Flack’s Bunheads

February 22, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews| Sophie Flack’s Bunheads Ex New York City Ballet dancer Sophie Flack’s debut novel, Bunheads, draws heavily on her own experiences of life within a ballet company at the Corps de Ballet level. Flack danced with New York City Ballet for nine years in the Corps. Bunhead, a pejorative term used to describe a […]

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Ballet Business | How to be a media-savvy ballet dancer or student

February 20, 2012

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Ballet Business | How to work with the media In an earlier feature, How to get into ballet, I outlined the early stages of a ballet career and some of the pitfalls you might want to watch out for. As part & parcel of your professional ballet career – a visual art form – photographs of you could (and hopefully, will) end up in the media – here on Ballet […]

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