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Professional Ballet Dancer to Business Owner | Claudia Dean’s Sprezzatura

May 26, 2015

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Claudia Dean | Ballet Dancer to Business Owner Sprezzatura is the Italian word for nonchalance; the effortless art of making something difficult look easy. The sustained hard work needed to conceal the effort has been a hallmark of Claudia Dean’s training and professional ballet career. Claudia Dean graduated from The Royal Ballet School in August 2011, having moved to London […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet | Laurencia

April 2, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The Mikhailovsky Ballet | Laurencia Laurencia The Mikhailovsky Ballet London Coliseum Tuesday, 2nd April 2013 Laurencia is Mikhail Messerer’s production based on Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna. It’s a short ballet – less than 2 hours including the interval – and it fairly zips along. It felt a little flat after […]

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season

March 13, 2013

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The Royal Ballet announces 2013/14 season Today saw the launch of Artistic Director Kevin O’Hare’s second season at The Royal Ballet, and he was characteristically understated but also quietly confident that as his first season is going very well – the company is selling almost all of the tickets it offers – and is excited about the new season. Has […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kelly Myernick, First Soloist, Houston Ballet

August 30, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Kelly Myernick, First Soloist, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? I am motivated by the guilt that my husband Kyle has already been awake and at work for two hours! Why ballet? I met a surfer recently who, when I basically asked him, “why surfing?” replied, […]

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Hong Kong Ballet launches educational performances for children | Swan Lake

November 14, 2011

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The Hong Kong Ballet launches a new series of educational performances for children: Ballet Classics for Children — Your First Step to the Magical World of Ballet! See in the New Year with a retelling of Swan Lake especially for little ones! <Hong Kong – 14 November 2011> Welcome to the magical world of ballet! […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ruth Brill, Artist, English National Ballet

December 27, 2009

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Cupcakes & conversation with Ruth Brill, Artist, English National Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Putting some music on and making a big cup of coffee. What are you looking forward to dancing this season? We performed Giselle this season. I love the English National Ballet production, Mary Skeaping’s version. I […]

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