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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Fagone, Richmond Ballet

May 29, 2014

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Lauren Fagone as The Fairy Godmother in Malcolm Burn’s Cinderella. Richmond Ballet 2014. All rights reserved. Photo by Sarah Ferguson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Fagone, Richmond Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The thrill of a new adventure!  Every day offers the chance for growth and discovery!   …though the sweet smell of coffee brewing helps too! If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is […]

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A STAR-STUDDED GALA EVENING OF DANCE AND SONG IN AID OF THE YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL

August 12, 2013

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A STAR-STUDDED GALA EVENING OF DANCE AND SONG IN AID OF THE YORKSHIRE BALLET SUMMER SCHOOL Celebrating its 40th anniversary SADLER’S WELLS – Sunday September 29th at 7.00pm Tickets: £12 to £85 Hosted by SIR ANTHONY DOWELL and SIR DEREK JACOBI and with stars of the ROYAL BALLET, BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET, SCOTTISH BALLET, NORTHERN BALLET, ENGLISH NATIONAL […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 20, 2013

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Dreda Blow as Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream Photo Jason Tozer

Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I really enjoy my work so I don’t really have trouble motivating myself on a Monday morning. It is, however, tough to get your motor running again after a few days off. I love breakfast and […]

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Capezio to launch London’s biggest children’s dancewear department

January 31, 2013

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Capezio to launch London’s biggest children’s dancewear department Leading dancewear brand Capezio has announced today their Covent Garden flagship store will be launching the biggest children’s dancewear department in London on Monday 4th February 2013 during an exclusive VIP preview evening for dance teachers, schools and parents. In addition to the launch party, Capezio will […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

August 28, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It sounds cheesy, but I try and set aside some time to myself each morning to be grateful. Listening to music while I get ready and thinking of a few things in my life that […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET T0 CELEBRATE LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER VALENTINO GARAVANI

June 5, 2012

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET T0 CELEBRATE LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER VALENTINO GARAVANI One-Time-Only Gala Evening to Take Place Thursday, September 20 at Lincoln Center Hosted by Co-Chairmen Maria Bartiromo, Giancarlo Giammetti, Pamela J. Joyner, and Sarah Jessica Parker New York City Ballet announced today that its 2012 Fall Gala on Thursday, September 20 will feature a […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jake Mangakahia, Corps de ballet, The Australian Ballet

May 3, 2012

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Jake Mangakahia with Halaina Hills photo Lynette Wills

Cupcakes & Conversation with Jake Mangakahia, Corps de ballet, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My alarm ha ha! t’s the want or the need to feel prepared for a day of movement ,inspiration and creativity. Why ballet ? It’s fun, exciting, beautiful, adventurous and creative! The lifestyle of […]

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Ballet News Invites … YOU

April 26, 2012

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Ballet News Invites…. you to preview a selection of the most popular photographs on the website Today I received a message via the Ballet News facebook page, as follows : For publication “Dear Ballet News, I have been enjoying all the wonderful and interesting photographs that you have been sharing with us all. I know […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Burnise Silvius, Principal dancer, The South African Ballet Theatre

April 5, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Burnise Silvius, Principal dancer, The South African Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love being active, it’s become a way of life. I look forward to getting into class, especially after a two-day break. It is wonderful to get back into the studio and […]

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San Francisco Ballet Update

April 1, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet Update April 2012   Helgi Tomasson to be Celebrated by Dance/USA Dance/USA, the national service organization for professional dance, has announced that SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson will receive its “2012 Honor” award. The conference will be held in San Francisco from June 27-30, and awards will be […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

December 18, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I have to admit that I’m not a morning person, but once I get up and going I think about how lucky I am that “going to work” means dancing all day. Why ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre

August 19, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Carlos Lopez, Soloist, American Ballet Theatre Lopez has now left ABT and is freelancing. What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It’s been a while that I haven’t had to think about that, because we usually rest on Mondays at ABT, but let’s say on Tuesdays, I’m motivated by […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Ciobanu, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet

February 21, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lauren Ciobanu, Demi Soloist, Houston Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My husband kicking me out of bed! No, but seriously the idea that I can keep progressing and evolving. Trying to master or more deeply understand whatever role I am working on at the time. […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Russell Ducker, Corps de Ballet, Corella Ballet

July 6, 2010

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  Cupcakes & Conversation with Russell Ducker, Corp de Ballet, Corella Ballet Today I had completely the scariest experience of my life; at least on a par with nearly drowning as a child.  So the calming influence of ‘Cupcakes & Conversation’ has never been more essential.  I’m delighted to bring you the charming, talented and […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kathryn Morgan, Soloist, New York City Ballet

April 18, 2010

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  Primrose Bakery supports Ballet News Cupcakes & Conversation with Kathryn Morgan, Soloist, New York City Ballet Kathryn and I share a passion for widening the reach of ballet; bringing ballet to people who, at the moment, just don’t see what ballet has to offer them or why it’s even relevant to their lives.  And […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Elsa Godard, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 20, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Elsa Godard, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I feel really lucky to do my job. It’s always fascinating to learn and discover something every day, to give the most of ourselves. And the best thing is to know that we can enjoy […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Crystal Costa, First Soloist, English National Ballet

September 18, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Crystal Costa, First Soloist, English National Ballet   What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? To be honest, it’s the prospect of my first morning coffee… Who would you most like to dance with ? Fred Astaire by far. How do you prepare your pointe shoes ? I […]

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