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Ballet News Published

October 30, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation | Published   The popular and original Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers has been available in e-book format for some time, but you can now buy one of the Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation series as an actual book. What does a ballet dancer do ? What happens when the curtain […]

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The Ballet News Bundle

January 7, 2013

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The Ballet News New Year Bundle & some great new features If you’ve been on the beach, or the slopes, or curled up in your onesie this holiday period, then you might have missed some of the features, news and interviews published here on Ballet News during Christmas and New Year. Here’s a snapshot of the highlights. […]

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Ballet News | The Cupcake

November 30, 2012

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Ballet News & Cupcakes Through my Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers around the globe I bring you the delights of the Cupcake, which, as we’ve seen, is suitable for any occasion. A Cupcake and a cup of tea were made for each other; throw in a 30 minute interval at the ballet and hey presto – […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Morgan, Northern Ballet

November 29, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jessica Morgan, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Not much! I am definitely not a morning person! However, once I have managed to peel myself from my bed and had my morning coffee I become excited about the prospect of another inspiring and creative week. It […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation …

August 21, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation … There are now four volumes of my interview series with professional ballet dancers called Cupcakes & Conversation with ..  From the back cover : “The grit and the glamour; your backstage pass into ballet.” It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a teacher, dancer or someone who just loves ballet, there is […]

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Ballet News Selects… Cupcakes!

July 12, 2012

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Ballet News Selects… something different Who doesn’t love a cupcake ? There comes a certain time of the day – usually about 4pm – when a cup of tea and a cupcake just makes good sense. Here on Ballet News you can enjoy the long-running Cupcakes & Conversation interview series with professional ballet dancers (including just-promoted Meaghan Grace Hinkis from The […]

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Royal Ballet Live

March 28, 2012

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Royal Ballet Live | Highlights Last Friday, March 23rd, The Royal Ballet launched a first for them – Royal Ballet Live; a live streaming day showing daily class, rehearsals, interviews and an Insight Evening, with their media partner The Guardian. The trailer for Royal Ballet Live asked the question, “have you ever wondered what it takes […]

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Myriam Simon, Principal Dancer, Stuttgart Ballet

March 22, 2012

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Cupcakes and Conversation with Myriam Simon, Principal Dancer, Stuttgart Ballet What motivates you at 8 am on a Monday Morning? At first it is only the perspective of a big cup of coffee that gets me out of bed. But right after that comes the awareness that going “to work” for me is doing what […]

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The Nutcracker ballet & Glittery Christmas Interludes

November 8, 2011

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Ballet, Ballet, Ballet. Oh, and Cupcakes. And maybe a little Christmas glitter thrown into the mix. Here’s a host of my favourite treats which I hope will inspire you if you are heading out to the ballet this Christmas season or anywhere else! First up is this beautiful gold sequin dress from new find Mint Velvet, a company […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jade Heusen, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet

December 26, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jade Heusen, Artist, Birmingham Royal Ballet Fresh on the heels of yesterday’s BBC broadcast of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella, (which is repeated tonight on BBC4 at 7pm and is available for a short time on iPlayer) Jade Heusen, who you might have seen on stage and during the backstage clips, talks to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Shelby Elsbree, corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet

December 23, 2010

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'Aurora's Friends' in Christopher Wheeldon's Sleeping Beauty

Cupcakes & Conversation with Shelby Elsbree, corps de ballet, Royal Danish Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? A nice big bowl of Oatmeal served with homemade apple compote, a drizzle of maple syrup and a latté. Why ballet? I gave it a try, and fell in love with the art form, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lindsi Dec, Soloist, Pacific Northwest Ballet

December 15, 2010

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Pacific Northwest Ballet soloist Lindsi Dec with principal dancer Karel Cruz in Paul Gibson’s Sense of Doubt. Photo © Angela Sterling

  Cupcakes & Conversation with Lindsi Dec, Soloist, Pacific Northwest Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? I love waking up in the morning thinking, what can I improve on today? One of my favorite things about being a dancer is there is always something to work on. I love the challenge and […]

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Ballet NEWS : Kindle & Cupcakes – your backstage pass into ballet

December 13, 2010

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Kindle, books, Amazon

Amazon’s top-selling e-reader, the Kindle is aimed at readers who want to get straight to the heart of a book – the content – rather than, say, those who like to see the cover of the book or the author’s photograph, smell the pages or actually ‘pick up a book’ to read. It’s a neat way of getting to the […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Christine Shevchenko, Corps de ballet, American Ballet Theatre

November 16, 2010

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  Cupcakes & Conversation with Christine Shevchenko, Corps de ballet, American Ballet Theatre Christine Shevchenko was born in Odessa, Ukraine where she was chosen to train in rhythmic gymnastics and ballet at an Olympic School. At the age of eight, she moved to the United States and spent the next nine years studying at Pennsylvania […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rory Fairweather-Neylan, Royal New Zealand Ballet

July 29, 2010

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cupcakes courtesy Primrose Bakery, supporters of BALLET NEWS Cupcakes & Conversation with Rory Fairweather-Neylan, Royal New Zealand Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Ballet – the chance of having a good class, the opportunity to improve, the challenge. Who would you most like to dance with & what would you […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Megan Fairchild, Principal, New York City Ballet

July 9, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Megan Fairchild, Principal, New York City Ballet You’re going to love this interview.  Megan speaks from the heart and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is – which, as you know by now, I applaud in my interviewees.  Sit back with a cup of Earl Grey or a Margarita, pull up […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with David Makhateli, Principal, The Royal Ballet

July 6, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with David Makhateli, Principal, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? At 8am I am still asleep! Who would you most like to dance with & what would you dance? I have to say that I’ve been fortunate enough to dance with most incredible dancers such as Nina […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jaered Glavin, Royal New Zealand Ballet

July 5, 2010

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cupcakes courtesy of Primrose Bakery, supporters of BALLET NEWS Cupcakes & Conversation with Jaered Glavin, Royal New Zealand Ballet I caught up with Jaered while he was preparing for Carmen, and now that I have the photographs from the dress rehearsal, here it is – enjoy ! Jaered was born in England and trained at […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Vivienne Wong, Coryphee, The Australian Ballet

June 29, 2010

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cupcakes courtesy of Primrose Bakery, supporters of BALLET NEWS Cupcakes & Conversation with Vivienne Wong, Coryphee, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? With all the long hours that we train, dance and perform, having one day off can sometimes leave you feeling exhausted. But on those days or any […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Madison Keesler, Corps de ballet, San Francisco Ballet

June 25, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Madison Keesler, Corps de Ballet, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? For the most part, Monday is San Francisco Ballet’s one free day so if I’m not in bed sleeping chances are my motivation to get up is a massage appointment. What are you looking […]

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