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CAROLINA BALLET PRINICPAL DANCERS TO PERFORM IN BELGIUM

July 2, 2013

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CAROLINA BALLET PRINICPAL DANCERS TO PERFORM IN BELGIUM RALEIGH, NC —  Carolina Ballet is pleased to announce that principal dancers Margaret Severin-Hansen and Gabor Kapin have been invited to perform with the Royal Ballet of Flanders in Antwerp, Belgium for the 2013-2014 season.  “This is a great honour for these two wonderful dancers and a […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Laracey, Soloist, New York City Ballet

April 21, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Laracey, Soloist, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8 a.m. on a Tuesday morning?  The alarm rings at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. A few minutes prior to the alarm, our automatic coffee pot begins brewing our favorite Whole Foods blend. The smell of coffee motivates me to get […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Promotion and New Hires

February 2, 2013

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces Promotion and New Hires James Moore Promoted to Principal Dancer  SEATTLE, WA – At yesterday evening’s conclusion of Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette, Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal announced to the opening night audience that James Moore, a member of the company since 2004, has been promoted to principal dancer. […]

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KAY MAZZO and PETER MARTINS TAPE VIDEO SERIES for THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

December 9, 2012

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KAY MAZZO and PETER MARTINS TAPE VIDEO SERIES for THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Former principal dancers with New York City Ballet coach roles Balanchine created on them                                                                                                                                                                      New York City –Kay Mazzo and Peter Martins, former principal dancers with New York City Ballet, have coached their roles in Duo Concertant and Stravinsky Violin Concerto for […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET’S ANNUAL SEASON OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER™

October 28, 2012

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET’S ANNUAL SEASON OF GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER™ RETURNS TO LINCOLN CENTER NOVEMBER 23 THROUGH DECEMBER 30, 2012 2012 Edition of the Beloved Holiday Classic  Sponsored by The Travelers Companies, Inc. New York City Ballet will open its annual season of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker on Friday, November 23 at 8 p.m. at […]

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JACQUES D’AMBOISE TAPES VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

September 25, 2012

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JACQUES D’AMBOISE TAPES VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Celebrated former principal dancer Jacques d’Amboise coaches defining role of Apollo   New York City­­­—Jacques d’Amboise, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet for over three decades, who is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of the role of Apollo, recently coached […]

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INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER TWYLA THARP ARRIVES IN WINNIPEG

September 14, 2012

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INTERNATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHER TWYLA THARP ARRIVES IN WINNIPEG   Choreographer to spend six weeks preparing final version of new ballet for October premiere Winnipeg, Manitoba (September 12, 2012) – Internationally-acclaimed choreographer Twyla Tharp has landed in Winnipeg.  And, true to form, she’s wasting no time in getting straight to work. The Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographer […]

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GLORIA GOVRIN TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION

August 20, 2012

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GLORIA GOVRIN TO TAPE VIDEO SERIES FOR THE GEORGE BALANCHINE FOUNDATION   Longtime New York City Ballet soloist to teach and coach three major solos choreographed on her by Balanchine New York City—Gloria Govrin danced with New York City Ballet from 1959 to 1974 and was promoted to soloist in 1963.  An unusually tall dancer, she inspired […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON

May 23, 2012

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE THREE MUSIC FESTIVALS – STRAVINSKY, TSCHAIKOVSKY, AND AMERICAN MUSIC WORLD PREMIERE BALLETS BY PETER MARTINS, JUSTIN PECK AND CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON AND ORIGINAL SCORES BY MARC-ANDRÉ DALBAVIE AND SUFJAN STEVENS Twenty-One Weeks of Performances to Feature 65 Ballets and Scores by 44 Composers Four-Week Fall Season to […]

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Ballet Business | You are what you eat

May 1, 2012

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Ballet Business | You are what you eat, especially as ballet dancers One issue remains in the headlines after the news was announced that Royal Ballet Principal Tamara Rojo had been appointed Artistic Director at English National Ballet (April 13th 2012) from September this year : eating disorders (ED) in ballet.  A subject rarely discussed openly, […]

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San Francisco Ballet Company Roster Update

April 19, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet Company Roster Update San Francisco Ballet has announced the promotion of Elizabeth Powell to corps de ballet member, effective immediately. Hailing from Boston, Powell joined the SF Ballet School during the 2007 Summer Session and participated in the 2010-11 Trainee Program. She began her professional career in 2011 as an apprentice with […]

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Miami City Ballet announces the appointment of Lourdes Lopez as its new Artistic Director

April 3, 2012

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Miami City Ballet  announces the appointment of  Lourdes Lopez as its new Artistic Director April 03, 2012 Miami Beach, FL (Apr. 3, 2012):  Miami City Ballet, Florida’s internationally acclaimed company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lourdes Lopez as its new Artistic Director.  Ms. Lopez begins her tenure on May 1, 2013. She comes […]

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San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Lola de Avila to step down

March 8, 2012

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San Francisco Ballet School Associate Director Lola de Avila to step down Current SF Ballet School Trainee Principal Patrick Armand Named Successor SAN FRANCISCO—March 8, 2012—Following a distinguished, cumulative thirteen-year tenure as San Francisco Ballet School associate director, Lola de Avila will be stepping down in late August to oversee the full-time operation of the Maria de […]

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PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET SCHOOL PRESENTS SNOW WHITE

February 11, 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET SCHOOL PRESENTS SNOW WHITE PART OF PNB’s FAMILY MATINEE SERIES Featuring performances by students of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School March 17-25, 2012 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109   March 17 at 3:30 pm March 18 at 4:30 pm March […]

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Prix de Lausanne 2012 40th international competition for young dancers from January 29 to February 4, 2012, at the Beaulieu Theater in Lausanne

January 26, 2012

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Prix de Lausanne 2012 40th international competition for young dancers from January 29 to February 4, 2012, at the Beaulieu Theater in Lausanne The Prix de Lausanne is celebrating its 40th anniversary. 40 years of excellence and passion in fostering the stars of tomorrow. Since 1973, the challenge launched by Philippe and Elvire Braunschweig, founders […]

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American Ballet Theatre’s Ethan Stiefel to retire

January 23, 2012

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ETHAN STIEFEL TO RETIRE AS PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE Ethan Stiefel, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre since 1997, will retire from the Company at the conclusion of the 2012 Metropolitan Opera House season in New York City, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.  Stiefel will give his farewell […]

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CAROLINA BALLET TO PRESENT MAGIC FILLED NUTCRACKER

November 18, 2011

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CAROLINA BALLET TO PRESENT MAGIC FILLED NUTCRACKER RALEIGH, NC— Who doesn’t love a good magic trick that makes one scratch one’s head, and wonder “how did he do that?”  This year, in Carolina Ballet’s annual Nutcracker, Herr Drosselmeyer has been transformed into a master magician of the highest order who will perform magic tricks that […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces New Hires and Promotions

November 16, 2011

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Announces New Hires and Promotions   SEATTLE, WA – Pacific Northwest Ballet Artistic Director Peter Boal is pleased to announce that he has hired Joshua Grant to join the company as a member of the corps de ballet. Mr. Grant was a member of the company from 2001 to 2004 before joining […]

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET PRESENTS GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER™

November 10, 2011

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET PRESENTS GEORGE BALANCHINE’S THE NUTCRACKER™ NYCB to Present 47 Performances of the Holiday Classic from November 25 through December 31 This year New York City Ballet will present 47 performances of the holiday classic George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™, from Friday, November 25, through Saturday, December 31, at the David H. Koch […]

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Inside the Land of Ballet : Where snowflakes dance and swear

September 26, 2011

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Where snowflakes dance and swear – inside the Land of Ballet Yes, you read that correctly : ‘the Land of Ballet.’ Well, I have news. Professional ballet does not take place on some distant planet; ballet is an integrated part of our culture worldwide, so the title is misleading. The sleeve note says that the author “has had […]

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