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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet

March 20, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Iain Mackay, Principal, Birmingham Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? My four year old son Oscar gets me out of bed every day of the week, usually around  7.30am and always with a smile on his face. He’s so funny and happy in the morning, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Coryphée, Northern Ballet

February 6, 2014

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Gillespie, Coryphée, Northern Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? It’s a brand new day! I’m lucky to be happy and healthy and doing a job that I love. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Dreda Blow, Soloist, Northern Ballet

June 20, 2013

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet

May 26, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Adam Bull, Principal, The Australian Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A swim in the ocean at Manly beach followed by a long macchiato. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it ? Working in […]

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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 Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet

October 31, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Sarah Kora Dayanova, Sujet, Paris Opera Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Everything seems possible within a very few minutes when I am going to the Opera, the class will begin : I do like to go to the barre to prepare my body to work […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Chinatsu Owada, Alabama Ballet

July 4, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Chinatsu Owada, Alabama Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? To remind myself that I have my body to dance and that I have supportive family who understand me living with my dream job makes me feel thankful and motivated. It makes me think “Let’s enjoy dancing while […]

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

May 3, 2012

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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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Cupcakes & Conversation with Emma Hawes, Corps de Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada

April 26, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Emma Hawes, Corps de Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? My motivation is different every day. It could be beautiful weather, friendly faces, or even catching the bus on time; it’s the little things that give me motivation for a day. Why […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS FANCY FREE TO CLOSE THE 2011-2012 SEASON

April 12, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS FANCY FREE TO CLOSE THE 2011-2012 SEASON   Jerome Robbins’ Fancy Free, Harald Lander’s Etudes, and Peter Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto Take The Stage at The Boston Opera House   Boston Ballet presents Fancy Free, a three-ballet program, May 10-20 at The Boston Opera House to bring the 2011-2012 season to a […]

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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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Strictly Come Dancing | Movie week results

December 4, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing | Movie week results (week 10) Is there a better dance to get you in the swing of things that the Charleston ? The Strictly pro dancers lark their way through a sepia tinted routine packed with tricks and spills. Oh Lord. Tess has wrapped herself in too-short gold lame and tottering […]

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Strictly Come Dancing | Movie week

December 3, 2011

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Strictly Come Dancing | Movie week 10 Saturday night at the movies…. with the Strictly pros. Vincent hamming it up, Len serving the popcorn; perfect Saturday night entertainment. Tess & Bruce have a red carpet, as the camera pans on the celebrities in the audience, including last year’s Champion Kara Tointon. As you can see […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrew Peasgood, Artist, Scottish Ballet

October 2, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Andrew Peasgood, Artist, Scottish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Normally I don’t see the bright lights of 8am on a Monday morning but, once woken with a cup of coffee I have my own personal objective to never miss a class. Why ballet? That would have […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ariana Lallone, Pacific Northwest Ballet

April 1, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ariana Lallone, Principal, Pacific Northwest Ballet  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?   Whatever day of the week it may be . . . I remind myself how much I love every aspect of my profession. Why ballet? At 7 years of age, my gymnastics coach told my […]

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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 Ruth Brill, Artist, English National Ballet

December 27, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Ruth Brill, Artist, English National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Putting some music on and making a big cup of coffee. What are you looking forward to dancing this season? We performed Giselle this season. I love the English National Ballet production, Mary Skeaping’s version. I […]

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