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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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New English Ballet Theatre makes its London debut with Synergies in July

May 22, 2012

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NEW ENGLISH BALLET THEATRE Makes its London debut with SYNERGIES July 4th-8th Peacock Theatre, London WC2 as part of the Sadler’s Wells Spring/Summer 2012 season   New English Ballet Theatre, the brainwave of former ballet dancer, Karen Pilkington-Miksa, is one of the UK’s most innovative performance companies, infusing neoclassical ballet with collaborations in art, music, […]

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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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English National Ballet Spring Season with Swan Lake & free ballet events/classes

January 19, 2011

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EMERGING DANCER 2011 Aspire, discover, emerge… 28 February 10.30am – 5.30pm Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre ADMISSION FREE – Drop-in event (no advance booking required). Join English National Ballet and engage in a programme of FREE activities inspired by the Emerging Dancer Award. 10.30am – 11.45am: English National Ballet class Follow the six Emerging Dancer nominees for […]

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Ballet School – behind the barre

November 11, 2010


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English National Ballet School | Behind the barre This year I am following two English National Ballet School (ENBS) students; one in the first year and one in the third (graduate) year. The latest available Ofsted inspection report (2008) gave the three year National Diploma in Professional Dance (classical ballet) an ‘outstanding’ grade.  The report […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Cinderella, English National Ballet

August 12, 2010


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Cinderella English National Ballet Coliseum, London 11th August 2010 Cinderella. A broomstick and a glass slipper. The moral of the story ?  Ladies – be a bit more careless with your shoes and you never know who might turn up. Michael Corder’s choreography begins with Cinderella alone at the fireside, missing her dead mother and cherishing […]

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Ballet NEWS | Jewelled ballet shoes are back in vogue – yes, it’s Cinderella with Ballet Ireland

October 28, 2009


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Ballet Ireland are touring in the UK next month, bringing with them two ballets – Lyric Suite by Michael Corder and Cinderella by Morgann Runacre-Temple. Amy Drew as Cinderella Photo :  Fennell Photography Lyric Suite is a classical piece set to music by Grieg. The score is made up from three movements from the Holberg […]

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