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From Student To Star | Kilian Smith | The Royal Ballet School

August 19, 2015

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From Student To Star | Kilian Smith | The Royal Ballet School From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet schools as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life […]

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Professional Ballet Dancer to Business Owner | Claudia Dean’s Sprezzatura

May 26, 2015

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Claudia Dean | Ballet Dancer to Business Owner Sprezzatura is the Italian word for nonchalance; the effortless art of making something difficult look easy. The sustained hard work needed to conceal the effort has been a hallmark of Claudia Dean’s training and professional ballet career. Claudia Dean graduated from The Royal Ballet School in August 2011, having moved to London […]

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet

August 5, 2012

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From Student to Star | Mariana Rodrigues, Northern Ballet From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet schools as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life lives up to […]

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From Student to Star : Jessica Cohen, Northern Ballet

July 1, 2012

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From Student to Star : Jessica Cohen, Northern Ballet From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet school as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life lives up to their high expectations. […]

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Ballet Business | Fundraising

June 11, 2012

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Ballet Business | the business of fundraising “It’s my dream. There’s nothing else I want to do.”  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that. Dreams are vital and if you’ve got to the stage where you need to be thinking about fundraising – well done! The transition of dream to reality begins […]

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From Student to Star – The Royal Ballet’s Claudia Dean

August 2, 2011

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For a few months and across continents I’ve been catching up with Claudia Dean, one of this years graduates of The Royal Ballet School.  Dean begins work this month with The Royal Ballet, one of only three students in her year to be awarded contracts with the company. I mentioned Dean in both my reviews of […]

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Introducing The Royal Ballet’s newest dancer : Patricia Zhou

May 19, 2011

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The Royal Ballet’s newest dancer is 17 year old Patricia Zhou, an inspiring late starter who joins the company on an apprenticeship, and I recently caught up with her as part of the Ballet News ‘From Student to Star’ series, to see how she won her coveted contract and what she’s looking forward to. What was the […]

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From Student to Star : Shiori Kase

October 28, 2009

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From Student to Star : Shiori Kase, Artist, English National Ballet I am delighted to show another specially commissioned drawing by Sarah, a naturally talented artist, to introduce this latest interview series. Sarah’s brief was to depict the dancers’ progression from student to professional, and the resulting sketch perfectly represents that transition. From Student to […]

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