Tag Archives: Melissa Hamilton

The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season

June 29, 2015

Comments Off on The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season

Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season The Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has promoted the following dancers for the forthcoming season. These are all well-deserved promotions. However, please note that there are no promotions to Principal. To First Soloist – Francesca Hayward and James Hay. To Soloist – […]

Continue reading...

THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI | Casting

June 4, 2014

Comments Off on THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI | Casting

THE ROYAL BALLET TOURS TO MOSCOW, TAIPEI AND SHANGHAI The Royal Ballet Tour – Moscow 17 – 22 June / Taipei 27 – 29 June / Shanghai 3 – 5 July   This summer The Royal Ballet will tour to Moscow, Taipei and Shanghai for the annual international tour. The Royal Ballet is delighted to […]

Continue reading...

CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET

March 24, 2014

Comments Off on CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET

CLASSICAL CHOREOGRAPHY, JACK THE RIPPER, AND HIGH-SPEED ACTION COMBINE FOR AN EXHILARATING TRIPLE BILL AT THE ROYAL BALLET Serenade – George Balanchine Sweet Violets – Liam Scarlett DGV: Danse à grande vitesse – Christopher Wheeldon 14 – 26 May The ethereal choreography of George Balanchine’s atmospheric and emotionally subtle Serenade opens the Triple-Bill with a […]

Continue reading...

Carlos Acosta | Classical Selection

July 30, 2013

4 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Carlos Acosta’s Classical Selection | Casting and Repetory announced

July 3, 2013

2 Comments

Carlos Acosta

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 […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14

July 3, 2013

Comments Off on The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14

The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14

The Royal Ballet Promotions/Joiners/Leavers 2013/14 The Royal Ballet announces promotions, joiners and leavers for the 2013/14 Season. Melissa Hamilton has been promoted to First Soloist. Olivia Cowley, Elizabeth Harrod and Fumi Kaneko have all been promoted to Soloist. Hayley Forskitt, Francesca Hayward and Tristan Dyer have been promoted to First Artists. Annette Buvoli and David Donnelly will join […]

Continue reading...

THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

March 15, 2013

Comments Off on THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 includes casting

THE ROYAL BALLET SUMMER SEASON MAY – JUNE 2013 RAVEN GIRL / SYMPHONY IN C Wayne McGregor / George Balanchine Conductor: Koen Kessels / Georges Bizet   Evening Performances at 7.30pm: Friday 24, Tuesday 28, Wednesday 29 May, Monday 3 June, Saturday 8 June Matinee performances: Wednesday 29 May 2pm, Saturday 8 June 1.30pm Raven […]

Continue reading...

Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition | NOW IS ALL THERE IS – BODIES IN MOTION

December 20, 2012

1 Comment

ballet dancers

Dancers of The Royal Ballet – A Photographic Exhibition Now Is All There Is – Bodies in Motion is an exhibition of 34 stylised images of Royal Ballet dancers taken by photographer Rick Guest. Celebrating the physicality and expression of the dancers’ bodies, this exhibition captures them in a different light away from the Royal […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

December 9, 2012

Comments Off on The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening this week

Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet, Photo : Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet | The Nutcracker Live Cinema Screening At the time of writing this, every performance of The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker is sold out. BUT. This Thursday, December 13th, The Royal Ballet will be screening The Nutcracker ballet LIVE into cinemas worldwide. You can find your nearest participating cinema by using the search […]

Continue reading...

Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

October 25, 2012

Comments Off on Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme

Derry~Londonderry launches first UK City of Culture Programme to include The Royal Ballet The programme for Derry~Londonderry 2013, the UK’s first City of Culture, was announced today. Derry~Londonderry in Northern Ireland will play host to a world-class programme which includes the Turner Prize presented outside England for the first time; a new commission by the […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

July 17, 2012

Comments Off on The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012

ballet dancers on stage

The Royal Ballet | Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 Currently in rep at the Royal Opera House, Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 is a unique collaboration set up by the Royal Ballet’s out-going Artistic Director Monica Mason as a bold way of looking to the future of dance (though she is not actually ‘leaving’ and will return next season part time as a […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet Autumn booking period casting

July 6, 2011

Comments Off on The Royal Ballet Autumn booking period casting

Royal Ballet booking period 1 | Autumn 2011 The casting for booking period one produces some notable debuts.  The headlines are : Takada debuts in The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker Kish debuts in Emeralds (Jewels), Requiem, The Sleeping Beauty & The Nutcracker McRae debuts in Rubies (Jewels) Polunin debuts in Marguerite and Armand & Manon […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends

June 8, 2011

Comments Off on The Royal Ballet’s Gary Avis and Friends

dancer in jete

Suffolk Dancer brings Royal Ballet & English National Ballet Stars to The Regent Theatre, Ipswich for the first time in almost 40 years It’s been a long time coming, but (drum roll)… Ladies, Gentleman & Children, Gary Avis treads the boards in his home town with his gala on behalf of The Hunger Project. After a […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet : casting for new season

April 14, 2011

3 Comments

Following on from last night’s news about the new Royal Ballet season, I can now expand on the casting for the beginning of the season. Great to see Akane Takada tackling Aurora with Steven McRae in October – that’s one to book !  The Rojo/Acosta partnership is completely absent from Manon casting. Melissa Hamilton gets […]

Continue reading...

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

February 17, 2011

5 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

The Royal Ballet’s Wayne McGregor on DVD

January 19, 2011

1 Comment

the cover of a ballet DVD

The diversity of Royal Ballet resident choreographer Wayne McGregor’s astonishing talent is demonstrated through Chroma, Infra and Limen, each created for The Royal Ballet. Intimate yet universal, light yet dark, frenetic yet lyrical, McGregor pursues his passion for exploring the inner workings of the human body and mind, his many-layered and beautiful dances providing visual, sensual and kinaesthetic stimulus […]

Continue reading...

Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet Period 1 latest casting

July 1, 2010

3 Comments

Period 1 is your first chance to see some of the new joiners on the Covent Garden stage for the first time – Kish & Mendizabal in Theme and Variations and Winter Dreams respectively, as well as seeing the newly promoted dancers, notably Polunin to Principal. Also back on the Covent Garden stage after a […]

Continue reading...

Royal Ballet Promotions, leavers, joiners

June 10, 2010

5 Comments

BREAKING BALLET NEWS Sergei Polunin in The Sleeping Beauty Photograph :  Johan Persson Sergei Polunin is promoted to Principal Sergei Polunin and Yuhui Choe in La Bayadere Photograph :  Bill Cooper Johannes Stepanek to First SoloistMelissa Hamilton to SoloistClaire Calvert, Akane Takada, Fernando Montano and Erico Montes to First Artists Nehemiah Kish joins as Principal […]

Continue reading...

BALLET NEWS | Melissa Hamilton & Love Mayka, Marienela Nunez, The Royal Ballet, iTunes U – An Introduction to Ballet

April 6, 2010

12 Comments

dancer in long black dress

Hi everyone, Lots of news for you; sit back with a cup of tea and enjoy ! Melissa Hamilton as Ballerina Mannaquine Photographer: Dave Wise Hywone Ahn :Hair & Make up First of all, I’d like to highlight an interview with love Mayka – “Cutting edge Fashion Designer ‘LoveMayka’ does Cinderella and Ballerinas”.  The photoshoot features […]

Continue reading...

Ballet NEWS | National Dance Awards, the results & Paul Liburd announces retirement from Scottish Ballet

January 21, 2010

4 Comments

Massive congratulations to today’s winners – details just in (pictures to follow) : The Tenth Annual National Dance Awards Royal Opera House, London: 21 January 2010 The Critics’ Circle National Dance Awards took place at the home of The Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London today, 21st January. Patron of the Awards, the […]

Continue reading...