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Ballerinas, a Blue Bomber, and a Blogger- Oh My! RWB’s Nutcracker Cast Expands

December 8, 2016

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Ballerinas, a Blue Bomber, and a Blogger- Oh My! RWB’s Nutcracker Cast Expands What does a Winnipeg Blue Bomber, a two-time Juno winner, and a ballerina have in common?  A role in Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB)’s Nutcracker.   This year, the RWB is pleased to welcome 14 special guests to Nutcracker’s cast from December 22-30 at the Centennial […]

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From Gallops to Grand Pliés, Reindeer Join RWB’s Nutcracker on Stage

November 30, 2016

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Local Dancers from Fayetteville in RWB's 2016 Nutcracker Tour; Photo by David Warburton

From Gallops to Grand Pliés, Reindeer Join RWB’s Nutcracker on Stage Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) returns to the Centennial Concert Hall on December 22 for Nutcracker, an annual holiday favourite.  Running until December 30, audiences can expect classic Nutcracker nuances coupled with this year’s anticipated character addition: reindeer.   Proving that reindeer are no […]

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CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET DANCERS TAKE HOME SILVER MEDALS FOR CANADA FROM INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION

August 1, 2016

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RWB Apprentices Saeka Shirai and Yue Shi at Varna's International Ballet Competition Photo Victor Viktorov

CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET DANCERS TAKE HOME SILVER MEDALS FOR CANADA FROM INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company dancers Saeka Shirai and Yue Shi are bringing home medals from the prestigious worldwide competition held in Varna, Bulgaria. They are each taking home a Silver Medal in the Female and Male Senior Categories from Varna’s International Ballet […]

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ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET DANCERS REPRESENT CANADA AT THE FINAL ROUND OF VARNA’S INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION

July 26, 2016

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RWB Apprentices Saeka Shirai and Yue Shi at Varna's International Ballet Competition Photo Victor Viktorov

ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET DANCERS REPRESENT CANADA AT THE FINAL ROUND OF VARNA’S INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is excited to announce RWB company dancers Saeka Shirai and Yue Shi have made it to the final round of competitions at Varna’s prestigious International Ballet Competition. Of the 104 competitors in the Senior Category, 6 Female and 11 Male […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s newest Principal Dancer on her grand jeté to the top

September 15, 2015

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s newest Principal Dancer on her grand jeté to the top Korean-born talent, Sophia Lee is the newest Principal Dancer in the renowned Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company. Lee’s entire dance and professional training career has been with the RWB and RWB School’s Professional Division. Upon graduation from the Ballet Academic Program, she spent […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet announces outstanding 76th season lineup

April 16, 2015

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet announces outstanding 76th season lineup GOING HOME STAR – TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION EMBARKS ON NATIONAL TOUR   At Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet this morning, RWB Executive Director, Jeff Herd launched the 2015/16 season, the 76th year for the historic Winnipeg ballet company. The season launch event included an announcement of a national tour […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | SHAKESPEARE-INSPIRED BALLET PREMIERES IN THE PRAIRIES

March 20, 2015

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | SHAKESPEARE-INSPIRED BALLET PREMIERES IN THE PRAIRIES RWB takes foremost work of Canadian choreographer to Saskatoon, Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg Coming from a highly successful run of Swan Lake, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet continues its 75th Anniversary season with The Faerie Queen – A Ballet Based On A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the seminal […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet WELCOMES NEW GUEST ARTIST

November 13, 2014

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet WELCOMES NEW GUEST ARTIST Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is thrilled to welcome international talent Maksim Chukaryov, who will be joining the RWB as a Guest Artist for its performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake. Chukaryov attended the Tallinn Ballet School (Estonia), and joined the Estonian National Ballet upon completing his training in […]

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RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL EXPERIENCES INSPIRE WORLD PREMIERE AT CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET

August 28, 2014

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RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL EXPERIENCES INSPIRE WORLD PREMIERE AT CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet proudly announces the World Premiere of Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation from October 1-5. Based on a story by Canadian author Joseph Boyden, the RWB’s new creation is a representation of the many stories, both told and untold, by […]

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ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET WITH STUNNING SILVER COIN

May 22, 2014

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ROYAL CANADIAN MINT CELEBRATES 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET WITH STUNNING SILVER COIN Coin unveiled by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Winnipeg, At today’s Royal Visit at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall unveiled a unique silver collector coin minted to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Canada’s Royal […]

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DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TO VISIT ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET DURING INAUGURAL TRIP TO WINNIPEG

April 26, 2014

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DUCHESS OF CORNWALL TO VISIT ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET DURING INAUGURAL TRIP TO WINNIPEG There is much anticipation and excitement at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet this coming May. Her Royal Highness, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting the Royal Winnipeg Ballet on May 21.   This will be the third visit to Canada for […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | MIXED REPERTOIRE PROGRAMME

April 15, 2014

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RWB WELCOMES SPRING WITH A MIXED REPERTOIRE PROGRAMME Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 74th season concludes with a mixed programme featuring three stunning Winnipeg premieres from leading contemporary ballet choreographers. This series of works, presented at the Centennial Concert Hall from May 7-11, represents RWB’s history with a glimpse into the past, present, and future as RWB prepares […]

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JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY

February 1, 2014

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JEAN-YVES ESQUERRE APPOINTED NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY The directorate of de Theaterschool of the Amsterdam School of the Arts has appointed Jean-Yves Esquerre to become the new artistic director of the Dutch National Ballet Academy from 3 March 2014. Jan Zoet, director de Theaterschool: “I am proud that, together with […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | SHAKESPEARE’S ENDURING LOVE STORY RETURNS TO WINNIPEG

January 22, 2014

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | SHAKESPEARE’S ENDURING LOVE STORY  RETURNS TO WINNIPEG Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents the return of Romeo + Juliet WINNIPEG, 2014 season s exquisite classical ballet Romeo + Juliet, February s choreography is a perfect s score and provides all of the drama, passion and tragedy s timeless tale. This grand romantic work […]

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RWB PARTNERS WITH ICONIC INTERNATIONAL FASHION BRAND

August 30, 2013

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RWB PARTNERS WITH ICONIC INTERNATIONAL FASHION BRAND  CLUB MONACO FOR SPECTACULAR 2013/14 SEASON PHOTO SHOOT Winnipeg, MB – Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is proud to announce the collaboration with international fashion brand Club Monaco for a stunning 2013/14 season look. The 26 dancers from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company were individually styled by the renowned […]

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Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Hires Two New Talents And Announces Exciting Promotions to Mark Start of Dynamic Season

August 14, 2013

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Canada’s Royal   Winnipeg Ballet Hires Two New Talents And Announces Exciting Promotions to   Mark Start of Dynamic Season RWB Welcomes Soloist   Artjom Maksakov from Boston Ballet for 2013/14 Winnipeg, Manitoba –   André Lewis, Artistic Director of Canada’s   Royal Winnipeg Ballet, proudly announces that Artjom Maksakov, former Company dancer   with Boston […]

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Northern Ballet focuses spotlight on emerging and established international talent

April 15, 2013

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Northern Ballet focuses spotlight on emerging and established international talent Northern Ballet returns home in June with a showcase of outstanding emerging and established international choreography. The Company will perform a mixed programme at the Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre in its award-winning headquarters in Leeds from Wednesday 5 to Sunday 9 June.   Following […]

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Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet attends Rural Retreat in the UK

January 9, 2013

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Madeleine Onne, Artistic Director of The Hong Kong Ballet, attends Rural Retreat in the UK <Hong Kong – 9 January 2012> At the beginning of January 2013, The Hong Kong Ballet’s Madeleine Onne was one of 28 Artistic Directors from the world’s foremost dance companies who attended the 10th Rural Retreat for dance leaders. The event, hosted […]

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CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET SEARCHES FOR NEW STARS

October 9, 2012

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CANADA’S ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET SEARCHES FOR NEW STARS 2012-2013 International Audition Tour launches today in Saskatchewan   Winnipeg, Manitoba (October 9, 2012) –  Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School officially embarked on its 2012-2013 International Audition Tour today in Regina, Saskatchewan to find bright new talent for its professional dance programs. Each year, the RWB School […]

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION

August 26, 2012

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Royal Winnipeg Ballet | AN INTERNATIONAL SENSATION Company impresses prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and plans a return to Asia for its 75th Anniversary Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet has just returned from a triumphant tour to the prestigious  Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Massachusetts, America’s longest-running international dance festival and a mecca of dance for […]

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