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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large

January 3, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | Tatiana Leskova : A ballerina at large Tatiana Leskova is one of the last surviving pupils of dancers from the golden age of the Imperial Russian Ballet; the daughter of exiled Russians whose mother, Helena, conceived her in Venice, Italy, and born in Paris in 1922. This biography, first published in Brazil and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet

December 23, 2012

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The Narrative of Nothing (Infinity triple bill): photographer Jeff Busby, dancers Charles Thompson and Brooke Lockett

Cupcakes & Conversation with Brooke Lockett, Coryphée, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? (or Tuesday if that is the first day of your working week) Coffee! No it’s the excitement of beginning a new week fresh and the prospect of new challenges, new opportunities and potentially wonderful moments […]

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet participate in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

July 29, 2012

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The Royal Winnipeg Ballet participate in Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival For the first time in nearly 50 years, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet will be travelling to Massachusetts next week to participate in the 80th Anniversary of the famed Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from August 1-5, 2012.   Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival served as the platform […]

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Long-time Ballet San Jose dancer Tiffany Glenn dead from cancer at age 33

June 22, 2012

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Long-time Ballet San Jose dancer Tiffany Glenn dead from cancer at age 33   Tiffany Glenn B. February 25, 1979 D. June 18, 2012 Longtime Ballet San Jose soloist Tiffany Glenn died Monday at the age of 33 following a six-year battle with cancer. Tiffany, who was born and raised in Washington, D.C., received her […]

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San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Lola de Avila to step down

March 8, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Lola de Avila to step down Current SF Ballet School Trainee Principal Patrick Armand Named Successor SAN FRANCISCO—March 8, 2012—Following a distinguished, cumulative thirteen-year tenure as San Francisco Ballet School associate director, Lola de Avila will be stepping down in late August to oversee the full-time operation of the Maria de […]

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Ballet News | Repetto Paris

December 16, 2011

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Ballet News | Repetto Paris Repetto is such a legend I’m devoting an entire article to it’s wonderful treasures! For starters, just take a look at some of their outstanding window displays – I’d defy anyone to be able to walk past and not notice or want to go inside. Repetto has a habit of endlessly […]

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National Youth Ballet | Ballet Chocolat reviewed plus Ballet News presents a British Sign Language Interpretation for the first time!

September 12, 2011

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Ballet Chocolat National Youth Ballet Sadlers Wells London Sunday, September 11th 2011 The first thing to say is that I echo fellow NYB first timer, Wayne McGregor (resident choreographer at The Royal Ballet) who said on stage at the end of this performance that he was “blown away” by the talent, passion and dedication shown […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Tobias Batley, First Soloist, Northern Ballet

May 24, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Tobias Batley, First Soloist, Northern Ballet

Cupcakes & Conversation with Tobias Batley, First Soloist, Northern Ballet Photograph :  Simon Lawson What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I really love my job so motivation isn’t usually a problem, but like anyone Monday mornings can be a struggle, depending on what sort of a weekend I have had. Monday […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet dancers to perform at famous 8th century abbey

April 10, 2010

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Outdoor ballet performances are a rarity as they are quite tricky to stage, especially in countries with variable weather. Picture, then, some of the dancers from The Royal Ballet performing in the evening light, within the grounds of a famous 8th century abbey in the warmth of Southern France in July. The abbey – St Marie d’Orbieu Photograph :  […]

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