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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced

April 6, 2016

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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced Today The Royal Ballet announced their plans for the 2016/17 season (marking 70 years since the Company reopened the Royal Opera House), which will include four world premieres and the return of Leanne Benjamin and Viviana Durante to coach Mayerling and Anastasia respectively. Darcey Bussell will return to coach […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One

November 5, 2013

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The Royal Ballet’s Chosen One | Claudia Dean Picture the scene. You’re in the Corps de ballet. You receive an email informing you that you have been chosen to perform a Principal role.  Your first thought : this must have been sent to me by mistake, surely ? No mistake. For Royal Ballet Corps dancer […]

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Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection

July 30, 2013

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection @ the London Coliseum One of the greatest male dancers of his generation, Carlos Acosta returns to the London Coliseum for a limited run from Tuesday 30 July – Sunday 4 August 2013, with Classical Selection, a new show presenting highlights from Carlos’ career in celebration of the year of […]

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection | Casting and Repetory announced

July 3, 2013

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Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection is at the London Coliseum from July 30 to August 4. Performances: Tuesday 30 – Saturday 3 August at 7.30pm; Sunday 4 August at 3pm (no performance Thursday 1 August) Tickets: £10 – £85 Ticket office: 020 7845 9300 or 0844 412 4300   One of the greatest male dancers […]

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season

June 3, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg to leave The Royal Ballet at the end of 2012/13 season Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg have announced they will leave The Royal Ballet at the end of the 2012/13 season to pursue other artistic challenges. Their last performance at the Royal Opera House as members of The Royal Ballet will […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN

April 19, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET TAKES ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, SWAN LAKE AND A GALA PROGRAMME TO JAPAN   Friday 5 to Sunday 14 July 2013   The Royal Ballet returns to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo with three exciting programmes including the Asian premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Anthony Dowell’s production of […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo & Juliet

April 18, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo & Juliet Romeo & Juliet The National Ballet of Canada Sadlers Wells, London 17th April 2013 26 years is a long time to wait. The National Ballet of Canada eventually returned to London last night and the most important thing to say is that it was worth […]

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The Royal Ballet Principal Leanne Benjamin to retire

April 4, 2013

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LEANNE BENJAMIN TO RETIRE AFTER 20 YEARS AS A PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH THE ROYAL BALLET After an outstanding 21 years dancing with The Royal Ballet, Principal Dancer Leanne Benjamin has announced her intention to retire in July 2013, at the end of the current season.  Her last performance will be in Tokyo on 10 July in […]

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Two dancers to leave The Royal Ballet

February 6, 2013

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Two dancers to leave The Royal Ballet

Two dancers to leave The Royal Ballet Mara Galeazzi, a Principal with The Royal Ballet, and First Artist Jonathan Watkins will leave the company this year. Galeazzi will retire from ballet in July this year to move to be with her husband in Oman, and her final performance will be in Monaco on June 29th in Manon. This means […]

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The Royal Ballet Spring 2013 Season casting

January 19, 2013

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The Royal Ballet Spring 2013 Season casting

The Royal Ballet Spring 2013 Season Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns for The Royal Ballet’s Spring 2013 season. For the first time ever, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will be broadcast live from Covent Garden on 28th March, which also means that if you are attending performances on 21st and 28th March, you should be aware […]

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta

July 17, 2012

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Sky Arts announces Michael Parkinson Masterclass with Carlos Acosta Beginning Tuesday 13 November at 9pm on Sky Arts 1 HD and Sky Go Sky Arts today announces an extraordinary line-up of guests for Sir Michael Parkinson’s exclusive new series, which will begin on Sky Arts 1 in November. Sir Michael will welcome an astonishing array of guests from […]

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer

June 15, 2012

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Ballet News Previews | The Southbank Show – The Male Dancer Billed as “an exploration of the role of the male dancer, developed within classical ballet over the last century,” the welcome return of The South Bank Show puts the spotlight on three of the best male dancers who have made the biggest impact on ballet – Rudolf Nureyev, Mikhail Baryshnikov and […]

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Irek Mukhamedov joins the Schaufuss Ballet’s Award Winning Tchaikovsky Trilogy at the London Coliseum

March 20, 2012

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Irek Mukhamedov joins the Schaufuss Ballet’s Award Winning Tchaikovsky Trilogy at the London Coliseum 23 -28 July 2012   Olivier Award-winning choreographer, Peter Schaufuss, presents his powerful, innovative interpretation of three of Tchaikovsky’s immortal ballets – Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker and for this season, the prolific Tartar, Irek Mukhamedov, once entitled “best […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET 2012/13 SEASON

March 14, 2012

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The Royal Ballet 2012/13 season details   Six world premieres Two works new to the Company Classics including Swan Lake,      La Bayadère and The Nutcracker Other full-length ballets Mayerling,      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland      and Onegin One act ballets by Balanchine, Fokine, McGregor, Nureyev, Robbins,      Scarlett and Wheeldon The Royal Ballet in Northern        […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award

December 9, 2011

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Dame Monica Mason DBE with RAD President Dame Antoinette Sibley DBE and Clement Crisp. Photo credit: Mark Lees.

The Royal Ballet’s Artistic Director Dame Monica Mason DBE receives QEII Coronation Award The Royal Academy of Dance has presented its most prestigious award, the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Coronation Award to Dame Monica Mason DBE, Director of The Royal Ballet, in appreciation of her lifetime contribution to dance. Celebrations were held on 8 December […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alexander Campbell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet

August 7, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Alexander Campbell, Soloist, The Royal Ballet Alexander Campbell has until recently danced with Birmingham Royal Ballet, and I’ve often noted his dancing in my reviews. It’s great news that he has been offered a soloist contract with The Royal Ballet and you can see him dancing with the company from the […]

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What the dancers of The Royal Ballet actually do [VIDEO]

February 17, 2011

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This is a brilliant video giving you a slice of life as lived at The Royal Ballet. Starring dancers such as Carlos Acosta, Tamara Rojo, Steven McRae, Melissa Hamilton, Eric Underwood, Leanne Benjamin, Edward Watson, Thiago Soares, Jose Martin, Yohei Sasaki, Marianela Nunez, Yuhui Choe, Brian Maloney, Ludovic Ondiviela, Sarah Lamb, Federico Bonelli, Valeri Hristov, Jonathan […]

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THE LITTLE COSTUME SHOP DEBUTS AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

October 28, 2009

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The Little Costume Shop, exquisitely hand made costume miniatures, is the creation of celebrity, award-winning, costume designer Vin Burnham. A new exclusive collection has just been launched under license from the Royal Opera House and is on prominent show in the front of house showcase and in the shop of this magnificent building in Covent […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Melissa Hamilton, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 1, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Melissa Hamilton, First Artist, The Royal Ballet Melissa Hamilton has recently been promoted and you can see her dance the role of Mary Vetsera in Mayerling on Tuesday, October 27 at 7.30pm. (Please note that casting is subject to change). The Autumn season begins from 8th October at the Royal Opera […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani, First Artist, The Royal Ballet

August 21, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Tara-Brigitte Bhavnani, First Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Knowing that I’m able to be a part of one of the best companies in the world, performing to the most incredible audiences, surrounded by such nice people… Who would you most like to […]

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