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SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS

March 28, 2013

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SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS AUDITIONS FOR MALE AND FEMALE DANCERS 29 and 30 APRIL 2013   SOUTH AFRICAN MZANSI BALLET (SAMB) JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA South African Mzansi Ballet will hold open auditions for male and female dancers of Senior Corps de Ballet and Soloist levels to fill short-term contracts.  […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

August 28, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Aria Alekzander, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? It sounds cheesy, but I try and set aside some time to myself each morning to be grateful. Listening to music while I get ready and thinking of a few things in my life that […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Amy Aldridge, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet

May 6, 2012

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Pennsylvania Ballet Principal Dancer Amy Aldridge in William Forsythe’s The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude. Photo: Alexander Iziliaev.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Amy Aldridge, Principal, Pennsylvania Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   Ballet class on Monday morning is how I’ve started my week since I was 15 years old. It has become equivalent to morning coffee for me. When I’m not dancing on the weekend I relax, […]

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Ballet stars Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev quit the Bolshoi

November 15, 2011

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Ivan Vasiliev

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev quit the Bolshoi There has been much wailing and nashing of teeth since Bolshoi Ballet dancers Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev announced that they are leaving their newly refurbished theatre for new creative challenges at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg. I’ve read the words ‘earth-shattering’ and ‘defection.’ Why ? Well, for starters […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lucy Green, Royal New Zealand Ballet

April 23, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Lucy Green, Royal New Zealand Ballet   Lucy Green   Lucy Green featured in the recent television series on TV3 called The Secret Lives of Dancers, where the Royal New Zealand Ballet lifted the lid on what happens off-stage. The series followed Green as she auditioned for the company, gaining a full […]

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