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ALINA COJOCARU TO RETURN TO QUEENSLAND BALLET

November 25, 2016

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Alina Cojocaru and Chi Cao in The Sleeping Beauty image by David Kelly

ALINA COJOCARU TO RETURN TO QUEENSLAND BALLET One of the world’s best ballerinas is set to return to Australia again alongside Queensland Ballet. Queensland Ballet Artistic Director, Li Cunxin today announced that Romanian ballet star Alina Cojocaru will return to Brisbane to perform in the Company’s 2017 season of Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake. “Alina Cojocaru […]

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LIAM SCARLETT TO JOIN QUEENSLAND BALLET IN 2017

November 4, 2016

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LIAM SCARLETT TO JOIN QUEENSLAND BALLET IN 2017 One of the world’s most sought-after choreographers working today will make Queensland Ballet his second home next year. Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin announced today that Liam Scarlett will join the Company from 2017 as Artistic Associate in addition to his role as Artist in Residence […]

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QUEENSLAND BALLET ANNOUNCES DANCER LINE UP FOR 2017

October 27, 2016

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QUEENSLAND BALLET ANNOUNCES DANCER LINE UP FOR 2017 Queensland Ballet will soon welcome a new Soloist, two new Company Dancers, eight new Young Artists and the promotion of some of the 2016 Young Artists. Artistic Director Li Cunxin said it was great to see the Company continue to grow and attract dancers from Queensland, Australia […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | World Ballet Day Returns Tuesday, October 4

September 14, 2016

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: Artists of the Ballet rehearsing Nijinsky for World Ballet Day 2014.

The National Ballet of Canada | World Ballet Day Returns Tuesday, October 4 20 Hours Non-Stop Exclusive Backstage Footage From 5 of the World’s Leading Ballet Companies To be Streamed on Facebook Live for the First Time The Australian Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet, The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and San Francisco Ballet will […]

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QUEENSLAND BALLET ANNOUNCES NEW YORK AUDITIONS

July 21, 2016

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Principal Dancer, Yanela Pinera. Photo David Kelly

QUEENSLAND BALLET ANNOUNCES NEW YORK AUDITIONS Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin today announced the Company will hold their first ever New York open auditions on Sunday 14 August. “We’ve had much interest in auditions from dancers in North America and felt that time was right to hold open auditions there for both our Company […]

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Queensland Ballet | MENG NINGNING RETIRES FROM STAGE

June 21, 2016

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Queensland Ballet | MENG NINGNING RETIRES FROM STAGE After a career spanning two decades, Queensland Ballet Principal Dancer Meng Ningning has announced that she has officially retired from the stage to pursue studies in teaching ballet. Ningning joined Queensland Ballet in 2011 after performing as a guest artist in the Queensland Ballet International Gala the […]

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QUEENSLAND BALLET ACADEMY SETS THE STANDARD

May 26, 2016

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Queensland Ballet Pre Professional Program Student Hannah Clark. Photo David Kelly.

QUEENSLAND BALLET ACADEMY SETS THE STANDARD Queensland Ballet (QB) today announced that its much-respected dancer training programs will now be known as Queensland Ballet Academy. Artistic Director Li Cunxin said the Company was immensely proud of its training programs and feels the new name reflects the high standard of the program and its absolute commitment […]

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QUEENSLAND BALLET IS DOING IT FOR THE KIDS

March 5, 2016

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QUEENSLAND BALLET IS DOING IT FOR THE KIDS Queensland Ballet today launches a new program and website that will offer kids a window into the wonderful world of ballet no matter where they live. This new initiative is just one of the ways that Queensland Ballet is connecting with communities and particularly children, throughout the […]

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Cuban star returns to join Queensland Ballet

January 27, 2016

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Queensland Ballet Principal Laura Hidalgo rehearsing with Victor Estévez as a guest artist in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo Christian Tiger

Cuban star returns to join Queensland Ballet Queensland Ballet has lured one of Cuba’s rising ballet stars to Australia to join its Company ranks for the 2016 season. Victor Estévez , who visited Brisbane as a guest star for Queensland Ballet’s 2015 season of The Sleeping Beauty, will join the Company next week as a […]

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Queensland Ballet announces new dancers for 2016

November 27, 2015

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Queensland Ballet announces new dancers for 2016 Queensland Ballet will next year welcome four new Company Dancers and seven new Young Artists as it looks forward to an exciting program of dance in the new year. Artistic Director Li Cunxin said he was delighted to have four brand new dancers joining the Company along with […]

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Queensland Ballet | The Sleeping Beauty Sets New Box Office Record

November 5, 2015

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Alina Cojocaru and Chi Cao in Greg Horsman's The Sleeping Beauty. Photo David Kelly.

Queensland Ballet | The Sleeping Beauty Sets New Box Office Record Queensland Ballet’s recent production of Greg Horsman’s The Sleeping Beauty has become the Company’s highest selling production ever, overtaking the latest record set just last year. The hugely successful season closed on Saturday night surpassing the recent record set by last year’s season of […]

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Queensland Ballet Shimmers in Season 2016

September 21, 2015

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Queensland Ballet Shimmers in Season 2016 As the world pauses to commemorate the centenary of the First World War and honour the Anzac legacy, Queensland Ballet’s Lest We Forget season draws on the power of dance to reflect upon the turbulence of war. The season will include Paul Taylor’s Company B, and two new works […]

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Queensland Ballet wins coveted national dance award

September 14, 2015

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Queensland Ballet wins coveted national dance award Queensland Ballet has been awarded a highly coveted national dance award for its 2014 production of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet. At the Australian Dance Awards on the weekend Queensland Ballet was up against some tough competition with the Australian Ballet, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Chunky Move […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Laura Hidalgo, Principal, Queensland Ballet

August 4, 2015

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Laura Hidalgo Photographer, David Kelly

Cupcakes & Conversation with Laura Hidalgo, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I just recently moved to Australia so everything motivates me at the moment. The excitement of working in a new place is something that gets me right out of bed. Getting to know my colleagues, the sun […]

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Queensland Ballet | Cuban dancer brings even more star power to The Sleeping Beauty

July 23, 2015

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Queensland Ballet | Cuban dancer brings even more star power to The Sleeping Beauty Queensland Ballet continues to bring international dance stars to audiences with the announcement of another celebrated Cuban dancer joining the Company for its October season of The Sleeping Beauty. Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin said Victor Estévez will join Queensland […]

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A magical world premiere from the Royal New Zealand Ballet

July 23, 2015

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A magical world premiere from the Royal New Zealand Ballet The Vodafone Season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream   In an unprecedented artistic coup the Royal New Zealand Ballet has commissioned one of the world’s most sought after choreographers working today – Liam Scarlett – to create a brand new ballet for the company.   The […]

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English National Ballet announces promotions and new joiners for the 2015/2016 Season

July 14, 2015

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English National Ballet announces promotions and new joiners for the 2015/2016 Season Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has today announced promotions within the Company and details of new joiners for the 2015/2016 season. Alison McWhinney, James Streeter, and Max Westwell have been promoted to Soloist. Cesar Corrales has been promoted to Junior […]

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Queensland Ballet announces dancer promotions, farewells and a new arrival

July 4, 2015

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Queensland Ballet announces dancer promotions, farewells and a new arrival Queensland Ballet Artistic Director Li Cunxin tonight announced the promotion of two of its most loved dancers and also introduced a new dancer joining the Company’s ranks. “I am delighted to announce that two of Queensland Ballet’s most well-respected Company Dancers, Teri Crilly and Vito […]

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Casting For Queensland Ballet’s La Sylphide in London Announced

June 9, 2015

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CASTING FOR THE OLIVIER AND EVENING STANDARD AWARD WINNING ‘LA SYLPHIDE’ AT LONDON COLISEUM 04-08 AUGUST 2015 ANNOUNCED Over 30 years since it first captivated the capital’s audiences, the legendary production of August Bournonville’s La Sylphide will return to London this summer. Making their UK debut, it will be performed by Queensland Ballet, one of Australia’s […]

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Queensland Ballet announces new Principal Dancer

May 25, 2015

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Queensland Ballet announces new Principal Dancer Queensland Ballet today welcomes a new Principal Dancer with Argentinian born Laura Hildago joining the Company from the Royal Ballet of Flanders. Laura has danced with numerous prestigious ballet companies around the world including the American Ballet Theatre, Het National Ballet, Staatstheater Nürnberg and the Slovenian National Ballet. Queensland […]

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