Tag Archives: Maria Engel


August 24, 2010


BBC Wales

Last summer, BBC Cymru Wales commissioned a four part documentary, BALLET SCHOOL, based on five Welsh students at Elmhurst School for Dance, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Associate School.  The team followed the students over the course of the academic year 2009/10.  Photography throughout  © BBC Pictures  The series will air weekly from Tuesday 24th August on […]

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BALLET NEWS | Scottish Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet & Elmhurst School for Dance

February 2, 2010


dancers on bed on stage in Romeo

Scottish Ballet news The ever innovative and resourceful Scottish Ballet bring you a unique competition – “LOVE IDOL”, if you will !!   Erik Cavallari as Romeo and Sophie Martin as Juliet in Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet. Photograph by Andrew Ross. Scottish Ballet are having a ‘love week’ to tie in with their forthcoming tour of […]

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BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Elena Glurdjidze, Maria Engel, Royal Ballet dancers Darcey Bussell & Miyako Yoshida

November 27, 2009


BALLET NEWS | English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Elena Glurdjidze, Maria Engel, Royal Ballet dancers Darcey Bussell & Miyako Yoshida

THE NUTCRACKER Please don’t forget that the exclusive competition I’ve been running in association with English National Ballet to win a pair of tickets to The Nutcracker this Christmas, as well as a pair of pointe shoes signed by Senior Principal Dancer Elena Glurdjidze, closes on Sunday 6th December 2009 at midnight GMT. Photo: Annabel […]

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Ballet NEWS | Cupcakes at Tiffany’s with professional dancer Maria Engel

November 20, 2009


dancer works on her pointe shoes in rehearsal

When I meet Maria Engel, co-incidentally on the opening day of the Christmas ice rink at Somerset House, she is wearing newly acquired and utterly fabulous skyscraper heels. Beaming her usual mega-watt smile at me, she drops into the conversation that she is a good skater. I fear that there may be a clause in […]

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Ballet NEWS | Ballet Theatre UK – The Nutcracker review

November 3, 2009


Nutcracker Russian

The Nutcracker Ballet Theatre UK Sevenoaks, November 1st 2009 Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.” ~ Deborah Whipp So it is with Ballet Theatre UK’s new version of The Nutcracker, the quintessential Christmas ballet based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, Der Nussknacker und der […]

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August 26, 2009


dancer in arabesque and red tutu

I wanted to let you know about the UK’s newest classical dance company – Ballet Theatre UK, who have just announced their first tour with The Nutcracker. The Company have been established for almost a year and there are ten professional dancers (six female and four male), some of whom have performed with major UK […]

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