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Classics reimagined as Northern Ballet announces spring 2016 season

November 18, 2015

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Classics reimagined as Northern Ballet announces spring 2016 season Northern Ballet has released details of its spring 2016 season which will see popular classic titles brought to life through the Company’s unique blend of dance and storytelling. Northern Ballet’s new season includes the return of audience favourite Swan Lake, the continuation of 1984 and the […]

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Northern Ballet announces World Première of Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre

September 17, 2015

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Northern Ballet announces World Première of Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre Northern Ballet has announced its next new creation will be an adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s iconic masterpiece, Jane Eyre. Choreographed by acclaimed international dance maker Cathy Marston, the new full-length ballet will première during the 200th anniversary year of Charlotte Brontë’s birth. The World Première […]

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Ballet + Weddings

February 25, 2015

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Ballet + Weddings Today I’m highlighting a series of photographs taken at the John Marshall Ballroom in Richmond, Virginia, shot by Jessica Maida. This is a collaboration between members of Blush on Berry and Richmond Ballet, to highlight their production of Cinderella. Vendor List Photographer: Jessica Maida | Event Planner: Events By Elizabeth Palmer | […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Richmond Park

September 25, 2012

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a swan takes off from a lake

Ballet News Reviews | Richmond Park by Alex Saberi It’s a great time for photography enthusiasts and professionals alike.  First we had Darcey Bussell’s wonderful photo-biography which was a visual delight and now Richmond Park, by Alex Saberi, a professional photographer who has spent 7 years compiling the exquisite photographs that document the home of The Royal Ballet […]

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British Ballet Star Darcey Bussell named Sanctuary Spa’s Leading Lady

August 3, 2012

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Darcey Bussell

British Ballet Star Darcey Bussell named Sanctuary Spa’s Leading Lady Darcey Bussell is the first ever face of Sanctuary Spa Skincare   The Sanctuary Spa releases the first stunning campaign image of world-renowned ballerina Darcey Bussell, the face of the Sanctuary Spa’s new Active Reverse skincare range.   The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden was originally […]

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The Royal Ballet School to perform at ‘Wild London’ to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

May 13, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School to perform at Wild London to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Want to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty The Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year ? On Tuesday, May 15th, Her Majesty The Queen will visit Wild London in Richmond Park as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It’s 23 years […]

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Snapshot : The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day

June 12, 2011

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dancers perform outside on the lawn

The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day , Richmond Park   The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day 11 June 2011 Ballet on the lawn of historic White Lodge  Introducing the JA’s (Junior Associates), with a Suite of 17th Century English Dances were : Nina Anderson, Eleanor Baker, Sophia Barron, Emilia Beattie, Grace Castle, Isabelle Dann, Karya […]

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The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day 2011

June 11, 2011

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dancers on stage outside in the sun

White Lodge, The Royal Ballet Lower School, Open Day in Richmond Park  Today, in the grounds of White Lodge, the students of The Royal Ballet Lower School danced in front of a packed audience. Ballet report part 1 In part one of my report, you can see some of the photos from several difference performances – […]

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary

March 30, 2011

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary Sixteen-year-old Briton, John Rhys Halliwell, a finalist in the 2006 Fonteyn Nureyev Young Dancers Competition, has won the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary held on Sunday 27 March 2011 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters.  Held in honour of Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice […]

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The Royal Ballet School celebrates its founder on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2011

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Freed shoes logo and two other ballet companies

Today is International Women’s Day, and I’d like to highlight the day with some information about an up-coming conference hosted by The Royal Ballet School to mark the 10th Anniversary of the death of the Founder of The Royal Ballet School and Companies – the one and only Dame Ninette de Valois OM, CH, DBE (1898-2001). Entitled […]

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Ballet NEWS | Brits Abroad – American Ballet Theatre’s Thomas Forster

February 15, 2011

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Brits abroad As I turn to be introduced to London-born Thomas Forster, a Corps de ballet dancer with American Ballet Theatre, I fear I’m going to be visiting my Chiropractor very soon afterwards as I gaze skywards and am greeted by a 6’3”giant who, as you’ll see, turns out to be absolutely lovely. We’re catching […]

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Ballet News | Style Pointes

September 9, 2010

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Ballet News | Style Pointes If you’ve visited Ballet NEWS before, chances are you’ll be aware that one of my aims is to highlight the versatility of ballet dancers in mainstream channels. Who remembers Darcey Bussell’s shoot for Caroline Baker at The Sunday Times with leading photographer Anthony Crickmay, or the leather, Avengers-style catsuit she […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day report part 3

June 13, 2009

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Year 8 performed an Irish dance – Genevieve Heron, Grace Horne, Rebecca Scanlon, India Thmpson, Benjamin Brown, Henry Dowden, Kilian Smith, Benjamin Thomas. Year 9 danced a Farandole – Mica Bradbury, Olivia Coles, Jessica Fummo, Amelia Jackson, Fay Meadows, Margarita Reeve, Alexander Bird, Reece Clarke, Jonathan Day, John Rhys Halliwell, Samuel Percy, Glenn Roberts. Finally, […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day report part 2

June 13, 2009

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Joseph Linkin & Jacob Wye danced Facade – Popular Song. Year 9 performed a Morris dance – “Clog” – Alexander Bird, John Rhys Halliwell, Samuel Percy, followed by “Lads a Buncham” also danced by Year 9 – Reece Clarke, Jonathan Day, Giorgio Garrett, Paul Oliver, Glenn Roberts, Barnaby Rook Bishop. A Ukrainian dance was performed […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day report

June 13, 2009

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Back to the dancing now – many different styles on display. The performances and the dancers varied over the 4 shows and here follows the 1.30pm performance. Please excuse the blue tape in the photo’s – unavoidable crowd control ! First we had Year 8 boys in two Morris dances – “Bean Setting” & “Rigs […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day report

June 13, 2009

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This afternooon The Royal Ballet School at White Lodge was packed to capacity – in fact so much so that they had reached their limit of 1500 people at any one time by mid-afternoon. It can’t have hurt that the sun was belting out more than had been forecast, and there were constant queues for […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet School Open Day

June 12, 2009

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The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge Open Day This coming Saturday 13th June, the Royal Ballet Lower School based at White Lodge in Richmond Park hold their annual Open Day. It’s a chance to watch the students dancing outside on the lawn, which they do all afternoon. Also well worth a visit is the historic […]

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Ballet NEWS | Royal Gala – Royal Ballet Lower School, White Lodge

June 3, 2009

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Photo : Hugo Burnand On May 13th, a host of stars joined some of the UK’s foremost philanthropists at a Royal Gala, attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate the completion of the four year £22 million redevelopment of White Lodge, which has been home to […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet School, White Lodge, Richmond Park

May 16, 2009

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Last week The Royal Ballet lower school held a Royal Gala evening in the presence of HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The Gala was a private ‘thankyou’ to the major sponsors of the re-development project, and a celebration for the students. There are a selection of excellent images here.

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet School (Lower) at the Richmond May Fair – part 1

May 9, 2009

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The quite wonderful Richmond May Fair has been held today on The Green. Some of the pupils from White Lodge, the lower school based in Richmond Park, dazzled and danced their way through morris dancing, Irish dancing, clog dancing, Scottish dancing, a Farandole, the chicken dance from La fille Mal Gardee, an excerpt from Sleeping […]

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