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ALINA COJOCARU TO RETURN TO QUEENSLAND BALLET

November 25, 2016

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Alina Cojocaru and Chi Cao in The Sleeping Beauty image by David Kelly

ALINA COJOCARU TO RETURN TO QUEENSLAND BALLET One of the world’s best ballerinas is set to return to Australia again alongside Queensland Ballet. Queensland Ballet Artistic Director, Li Cunxin today announced that Romanian ballet star Alina Cojocaru will return to Brisbane to perform in the Company’s 2017 season of Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake. “Alina Cojocaru […]

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Queensland Ballet | Cuban dancer brings even more star power to The Sleeping Beauty

July 23, 2015

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Queensland Ballet | Cuban dancer brings even more star power to The Sleeping Beauty Queensland Ballet continues to bring international dance stars to audiences with the announcement of another celebrated Cuban dancer joining the Company for its October season of The Sleeping Beauty. Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin said Victor Estévez will join Queensland […]

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Queensland Ballet announces dancer promotions, farewells and a new arrival

July 4, 2015

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Queensland Ballet announces dancer promotions, farewells and a new arrival Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin tonight announced the promotion of two of its most loved dancers and also introduced a new dancer joining the Company’s ranks. “I am delighted to announce that two of Queensland Ballet’s most well-respected Company Dancers, Teri Crilly and Vito […]

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Queensland Ballet announces new dancers for 2015

December 13, 2014

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Queensland Ballet announces new dancers for 2015 Queensland Ballet has announced it will welcome a new Principal Dancer, a new Soloist, several new Company Dancers and eight Young Artists to its talented ensemble of dancers in 2015. Two of the National Ballet of Cuba’s top dancers will join Queensland Ballet next year: Yanela Piňera will […]

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Queensland Ballet | Emilio Pavan leaps into Junior Soloist role

November 10, 2014

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Emilio Pavan leaps into Junior Soloist role As soon as the curtain went down on Queensland Ballet’s free performance of Coppélia at Riverstage last night, Artistic Director Li Cunxin announced the promotion of Emilio Pavan to Junior Soloist. Mr Li is thrilled to share the news. “Emilio is a wonderful dancer. He is a strong […]

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Queensland Ballet debut in London with La Sylphide

September 2, 2014

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Australia’s Queensland Ballet debut in London with La Sylphide London Coliseum Theatre, London, 4th – 8th August 2015   In summer 2015 – over 30 years since it first captivated the capital’s audiences – the legendary production of August Bournonville’s ‘La Sylphide’ returns to London. This extraordinary reprise of Peter Schaufuss’ Evening Standard and Olivier […]

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Queensland Ballet | Flourish – four starkly beautiful ballets

July 17, 2014

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Dancers Clare Morehen, Meng Ningning and Nathan Scicluna Creative Direction Designfront Photographer Harold David

Queensland Ballet | Flourish – four starkly beautiful ballets In its upcoming season of Flourish, Queensland Ballet will perform four starkly beautiful ballets from around the world: George Balanchine’s Serenade; Nils Christe’s Short Dialogues; Nicolo Fonte’s Bolero; and Ben Stevenson’s La Esmeralda grand pas de deux. This exciting mixed program will be performed in Brisbane […]

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Queensland Ballet | Seven years of memorable performances by Soloist Yu Hui

April 16, 2014

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Queensland Ballet | Seven years of memorable performances by Soloist Yu Hui Queensland Ballet has announced that Soloist Yu Hui has decided to leave Queensland Ballet and return home to China for personal reasons. Yu Hui is a dancer who makes an immediate impression. Since joining the Company in 2007, he has inspired fans with […]

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Houston Cinema Arts Festival Premieres New Documentary

October 26, 2013

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Houston Cinema Arts Festival Premieres New Documentary About The History Of Houston Ballet At The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston Free Screenings on Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (World Premiere) and Monday, Nov. 11 at Sundance Cinemas     HOUSTON — On Sunday, Nov. 10 at the Museum of Fine […]

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Queensland Ballet | Extra performance of sold-out season of The Nutcracker to fund Dancer Retraining Fund

October 21, 2013

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Queensland Ballet | Extra performance of sold-out season of The Nutcracker to fund Dancer Retraining Fund Queensland Ballet has added an extra performance to its sold-out Christmas season of The  Nutcracker. Tickets went on sale at 9am this morning. The extra performance of Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker will be on Friday 13 December at 1.30pm, […]

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Queensland Ballet presents beautiful, breathtaking ballet in 2014

September 30, 2013

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Queensland Ballet presents beautiful, breathtaking ballet in 2014   Artistic Director Li Cunxin has assembled a collection of world-class choreographers, artists and designers from around the world for Queensland Ballet’s Season 2014.   The Company’s mainstage season includes three beautiful, breathtaking ballets: the world première of Greg Horsman’s brand new Coppélia in April; the Australian […]

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Famous love story Queensland’s first Super Star

May 14, 2013

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Famous love story Queensland’s first Super Star The Newman Government is delivering on a key Arts for All Queenslanders election commitment, with the announcement of the first Super Star project. Arts Minister Ian Walker said Queensland would be home to an exclusive season of the ballet Romeo and Juliet, featuring internationally acclaimed dancers.   “This […]

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Queensland Ballet promotes Lisa Edwards to Soloist

April 23, 2013

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Dancer Lisa Edwards in Francois Klaus's The Sleeping Beauty in 2009 Photographer Ken Sparrow

Queensland Ballet promotes Lisa Edwards to Soloist Fairy Godmother is granted her wish On the closing night of Queensland Ballet’s sold-out season of Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Artistic Director Li Cunxin made a special announcement on stage – Company   Dancer Lisa Edwards was promoted to Soloist. Dancing with Queensland Ballet since 2004, Lisa’s promotion to Soloist follows […]

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Queensland Ballet | Cinderella will go to the ball next year…

April 23, 2013

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Dancers Meng Ningning and Hao Bin Photographer David Kelly

Queensland Ballet | Cinderella will go to the ball next year… Queensland Ballet announces 2014 regional tour of Queensland and secures Ben Stevenson’s production of The Nutcracker Following a sell-out season of Ben Stevenson’s Cinderella, Queensland Ballet is delighted to announce it will be touring Cinderella to eight   regional Queensland venues in 2014 – Toowoomba, […]

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Queensland Ballet presents Cinderella

March 14, 2013

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Dancers Rachael Walsh and Yu Hui. Photography & Art Direction Alexia Sinclair

Queensland Ballet presents Cinderella Australian première of  Ben Stevenson’s world-acclaimed ballet Queensland Ballet’s first mainstage season under new Artistic Director Li Cunxin’s tenure will be a brand new production of Ben Stevenson’s acclaimed Cinderella.   This charming, humourous and blissfully romantic production will have its Australian première in Brisbane on Friday 5 April at the Playhouse,Queensland Performing […]

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New Zealand scoop three out of five medals at the Final of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2012

December 17, 2012

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Gold medallists Montana Rubin and Aurelian Child-de-Brocas_Photo_Evan Li

New Zealand scoop three out of five medals at the Final of the Genée International Ballet Competition 2012 Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions, the Final of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD’s) Genée International Ballet Competition, took place at the St James Theatre, Wellington, on Saturday 15 December, with the […]

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Twelve Ballet Dancers Make Genée International Ballet Competition Final

December 13, 2012

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Twelve Ballet Dancers Make Genée International Ballet Competition Final Twelve young dancers, ten female and two male, have been named as Finalists of the Royal Academy of Dance’s (RAD) prestigious Genée International Ballet Competition. In Wellington on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 December, 71 Semi-finalists from all over the world competed against one another in […]

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Queensland Ballet announces two new Principals to join the Company in 2013

October 25, 2012

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Giselle Matthew Lawrence as Albrecht photo Andy Ross

Queensland Ballet announces two new Principals to join the Company in 2013  Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin has announced two exciting additions to the Company in 2013. Matthew Lawrence, former Principal at the Birmingham Royal Ballet, will join the Company as Principal Dancer, and Huang Jun Shuang, former Principal at the Houston Ballet, will […]

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QUEENSLAND BALLET UNVEILS LI CUNXIN’S DEBUT 2013 SEASON

October 12, 2012

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QUEENSLAND BALLET UNVEILS LI CUNXIN’S DEBUT 2013 SEASON Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin has lined up a stellar mix of some of the world’s best classical and contemporary ballets for his highly anticipated 2013 season. Upon announcing Season 2013 Li Cunxin said, “I am very excited to share these beautiful ballets with Queensland in […]

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Queensland Ballet News | Li Cunxin returns to the stage as Queensland Ballet’s new Artistic Director

February 23, 2012

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Li Cunxin returns to the stage as Queensland Ballet’s new Artistic Director Queensland Ballet announced today that Li Cunxin has been appointed the new Artistic Director of the Company. An internationally acclaimed ballet dancer, author and motivational public speaker, this will be Li Cunxin’s (pronounced shwin-sing) debut as an Artistic Director. Queensland Ballet Chair, Adjunct […]

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