Tag Archives: Queensland

ROYAL BALLET’S LONGEST-SERVING PRINCIPAL BALLERINA RETURNS HOME TO AUSTRALIAN HONOURS

March 9, 2016

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ROYAL BALLET’S LONGEST-SERVING PRINCIPAL BALLERINA RETURNS HOME TO AUSTRALIAN HONOURS More than three decades after she left regional Queensland as a teenager to pursue her dreams on the international stage, one of Australia’s most accomplished dancers, Leanne Benjamin, will return home to be appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). The award comes […]

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Harlem Shake + Ballet

February 19, 2013

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Harlem Shake in Ballet Class ? Northern Ballet’s class, to be precise (scroll down for the video). The Harlem Shake, originally called the Albee in Harlem and originating from the Ethiopian dance called Eskista, is a dance that started in 1981 in New York. Originator Al B described the Harlem Shake as a drunken or alcoholic […]

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QUEENSLAND BALLET UNVEILS LI CUNXIN’S DEBUT 2013 SEASON

October 12, 2012

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Queensland Ballet Principals and Soloists Photo Artistic Direction Alexia Sinclair Close Up

QUEENSLAND BALLET UNVEILS LI CUNXIN’S DEBUT 2013 SEASON Queensland Ballet’s Artistic Director Li Cunxin has lined up a stellar mix of some of the world’s best classical and contemporary ballets for his highly anticipated 2013 season. Upon announcing Season 2013 Li Cunxin said, “I am very excited to share these beautiful ballets with Queensland in […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet

July 31, 2012

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Clare Morehen in Nils Christe's SYNC 2009 Pic Ken Sparrow

Cupcakes & Conversation with Clare Morehen, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday Morning? Routine. I am a routine driven person, which kicks in the second my alarm goes off at 7am on Monday morning. The thought of coffee initially gets my dazed body out of bed. Then it’s off to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Keian Langdon, Principal, Queensland Ballet

February 26, 2012

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Queensland Ballet's Francois Klaus's King Arthur the Tales of Camelot rehearsals Photo Ken Sparrow

Cupcakes & Conversation with Keian Langdon, Principal, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? A strong espresso coffee always gets me going. I think about what the day and week will bring. It’s exciting to know that the work I put in each day will help me improve as a dancer […]

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Queensland Ballet News | Li Cunxin returns to the stage as Queensland Ballet’s new Artistic Director

February 23, 2012

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Li Cunxin Photographer Robert Bontscheck

Li Cunxin returns to the stage as Queensland Ballet’s new Artistic Director Queensland Ballet announced today that Li Cunxin has been appointed the new Artistic Director of the Company. An internationally acclaimed ballet dancer, author and motivational public speaker, this will be Li Cunxin’s (pronounced shwin-sing) debut as an Artistic Director. Queensland Ballet Chair, Adjunct […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Walsh, Principal Dancer, Queensland Ballet

February 16, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Rachael Walsh, Principal Dancer, Queensland Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? The aroma of espresso coffee and my two energetic puppies waiting for their morning walk help me out of bed early, but it’s my work that continues to motivate me each day. The work is varied […]

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