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Ballet apprenticeships | What you need to know

June 20, 2011


dancer stands in legwarmers and point shoes

Is a ballet apprenticeship for you ? As a bridge linking graduation to professional company life, an apprenticeship should offer a chance for young dancers to develop performance experience, adapt to company life and touring, and lead to an independent life, learning to work for themselves. At a time when budget cuts mean that substantial savings have to be made […]

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Agony & Ecstasy : A Year With English National Ballet episode 2

March 10, 2011


two ballet danceres appearing on TV

English National Ballet This is where ballet starts to get tough. Tough to dance. Tough to watch. In fact, just watching is likely to leave you feeling banjaxed.  The second episode in BBC Four’s behind-the-scenes documentary following English National Ballet over the course of a year focuses on Romeo & Juliet, and within that context the lives of two company dancers who have been cast together, […]

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