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English National Ballet announces Tamara Rojo as its new Artistic Director

April 13, 2012

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Royal Ballet dancer Tamara Rojo relaxes and laughs

English National Ballet announces Tamara Rojo as its new Artistic Director This morning the news has been officially released that Royal Ballet Principal dancer Tamara Rojo has been appointed Artistic Director of English National Ballet. Is this the worst-kept secret in ballet ? In part, yes; due to an inadvertently premature tweet from a broadcaster that was picked […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jozef Varga, Principal, Dutch National Ballet

May 31, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jozef Varga, Principal, Dutch National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Well, actually my alarm clock! My motivation really depends on what I’m going to do that day. Why ballet? Why not! I love to dance, I started when I was 8 years old and when I […]

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Sugar Plum moments with Martha Leebolt, Premier Dancer with Northern Ballet

May 22, 2011

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Sugar Plum moments with Northern Ballet Principal, Martha Leebolt I’m comparing toes with Cleopatra, a.k.a. Martha Leebolt, and it’s caught me slightly by surprise. How many prima ballerinas do you know who would, unprompted, whip off their shoes and show you their feet ? Leebolt’s are strong & tiny, with no discernable marks from a […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lydia Wellington, Corps de ballet, New York City Ballet

February 8, 2011

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   Cupcakes & Conversation with Lydia Wellington, Corps de ballet, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Tuesday morning? I can’t relax for more than one day (and I really take that Monday to veg out), so I practically jump out of bed on Tuesday morning. I think I get really […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with James Whiteside, Principal, Boston Ballet

December 3, 2010

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ballet cupcakes

Cupcakes & Conversation with James Whiteside, Principal, Boston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Coffee and a competitive edge. Who would you most like to dance with & what would you dance ? In Boston Ballet, I love dancing with Lia Cirio and Misa Kuranaga but I would love to do Balanchine’s Ballo Della Regina with Merrill […]

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