Tag Archives: Desiree Ballantyne

English National Ballet | Choreographics Live

May 14, 2015

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Choreographics Live Saturday 20 June 2015 Performance at 2.15pm   English National Ballet’s platform for emerging dance makers, Choreographics, at Sadler’s Wells’ Lilian Baylis Studio on 19 and 20 June, will this year be live streamed for the first time, in partnership with ArtStreamingTV, on Saturday 20 June at 2.15pm.   As well as being […]

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English National Ballet collaborate with Opera Holland Park

July 18, 2014

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English National Ballet collaborate with Opera Holland Park An artistic collaboration from the heart of London Opera Holland Park will be collaborating with English National Ballet on The Judgement of Paris ballet within the opera Adriana Lecouvreur, which opens on Thursday 24 July as part of the 2014 Investec Opera Holland Park Season. Cilea’s music […]

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English National Ballet Collaborates with the Royal College of Music

March 21, 2013

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English National Ballet Collaborates with the Royal College of Music   Choreographics, A Letter To … 3-4 May 2013                                                                                                     English National Ballet dancers turn choreographers when five of them get a chance to create new works in collaboration with students from the Royal College of Music. In a new partnership, Choreographics, A Letter […]

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Ballet Backstage | First hand account of the Olympics Closing Ceremony

August 14, 2012

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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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Swan Lake : English National Ballet

March 24, 2011

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Laurretta Summerscales Swan Lake English National Ballet London Coliseum Wednesday, 23rd March 2011 Photography throughout : Helen Maybanks English National Ballet’s Swan Lake choreographed by Derek Deane (the ninth Swan Lake mounted by the company) begins with a Prologue telling the story of Princess Odette, who is kidnapped by Rothbart (half-man, half-bird) who turns her […]

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Ballet NEWS | Desiree Ballantyne @ White Lodge, The Royal Ballet School

August 20, 2009

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I recently interviewed Désirée Ballantyne, a Soloist from English National Ballet, for my “Cupcakes & Conversation with …” series. Désirée studied at the Royal Ballet School (White Lodge, in Richmond Park – at almost 2500 acres, it is the largest Royal Park in London and is home to around 650 free roaming deer). I caught […]

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Ballet NEWS | Meet the Stars who wear Grishko with Dancia

August 13, 2009

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Meet The Stars Who Wear Grishko at Dancia International London Daria Klimentová Senior Principal Dancer English National Ballet On Saturday 12th September, you have a chance to meet English National Ballet Senior Principal Daria Klimentová, First Soloist Fabian Reimair and Soloist Désirée Ballantyne in London. Other special guests will be at this ‘Meet The Stars’ […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Desiree Ballantyne, Soloist, English National Ballet

August 12, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Desiree Ballantyne, Soloist, English National Ballet

Cupcakes & conversation with Désirée Ballantyne, Soloist, English National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Trying to do a better job today than I did yesterday. Who would you most like to dance with ? Rupert Pennefather – the future of British ballet and someone I’ve known since White Lodge. […]

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