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Scottish Ballet announces Christopher Hampson as new Chief Executive

June 30, 2015

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Scottish Ballet announces Christopher Hampson as new Chief Executive The Board of Directors of Scottish Ballet today announced the appointment of Christopher Hampson as its new Chief Executive. Christopher joined the company as Artistic Director in August 2012 and has been instrumental in developing the artistic vision of the Company. In March this year, he […]

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TICKETS FOR SCOTTISH BALLET’S SWAN LAKE TO GO ON SALE

June 20, 2015

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Sophie Martin for David Dawson’s brand new Swan Lake. Photograph by David Eustace.

TICKETS FOR SCOTTISH BALLET’S SWAN LAKE TO GO ON SALE   Tickets are going on sale for Scottish Ballet’s new visionary production of Swan Lake, which receives its world premiere in spring 2016. Created by the award-winning choreographer David Dawson, this imaginative re-telling of the iconic story will be performed for audiences in Glasgow, Edinburgh, […]

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Scottish Ballet | AUTUMN SEASON 2015 ANNOUNCEMENT

June 17, 2015

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Scottish Ballet | AUTUMN SEASON 2015 ANNOUNCEMENT   Scottish Ballet is pleased to announce that Maze, a new work created by Company dancer Sophie Laplane, will be added to the bill for the upcoming Autumn Season.   Scottish Ballet is committed to helping develop new choreographers and offers regular opportunities for dancers who wish to […]

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Scottish Ballet

March 30, 2015

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Scottish Ballet The Board of Scottish Ballet announces today, Monday 30 March 2015, that, for personal reasons, Cindy Sughrue, is stepping down from her role as Chief Executive / Executive Producer with immediate effect.   The Board would like to acknowledge the considerable contribution Cindy has made to Scottish Ballet and wishes her success in the […]

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SCOTTISH BALLET UNVEILS AN INSPIRED 2015/16 PROGRAMME

December 11, 2014

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Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella – the Royal New Zealand Ballet - The Roses. Photo by Maarten Holl

SCOTTISH BALLET UNVEILS AN INSPIRED 2015/16 PROGRAMME Scottish Ballet is delighted to announce its ambitious plans for 2015/16. Building on an incredibly prolific two years of choreographic creativity which has seen 9 new works staged by the company, and a further 12 added to the repertoire. Scottish Ballet will continue to expand its repertoire by […]

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Scottish Ballet presents Peter Darrell’s THE NUTCRACKER

November 2, 2014

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Eve Mutso in rehearsals for The Nutcracker. Photo by Andy Ross.

Scottish Ballet presents  Peter Darrell’s THE NUTCRACKER 13 December 2014 – 3 January 2015, Festival Theatre EDINBURGH 7 – 10 January 2015, Theatre Royal GLASGOW 14 – 17 January 2015, His Majesty’s Theatre, ABERDEEN 21 – 24 January 2015, Eden Court INVERNESS 11 – 14 February 2015, Theatre Royal NEWCASTLE Choreography: Peter Darrell CBE Music: […]

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Scottish Ballet presents THE CRUCIBLE with TEN POEMS

July 24, 2014

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Scottish Ballet presents THE CRUCIBLE with TEN POEMS 25 – 27 September Theatre Royal GLASGOW | 30 September – 1 October Eden Court INVERNESS | 3 – 4 October Festival Theatre, EDINBURGH | 7 – 8 October His Majesty’s Theatre ABERDEEN THE CRUCIBLE (World Premiere) Choreography: Helen Pickett Music: Bernard Herrmann; Paul Hindemith, Jon Hopkins; James […]

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English National Ballet School | 25th Anniversary Summer Performances

June 17, 2014

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English National Ballet School | 25th Anniversary Summer Performances English National Ballet School is celebrating its 25th Anniversary. As we approach the end of our celebratory year we are delighted to announce that for this first time in our 25 year history we have graduating students joining all 5 UK ballet companies : English National Ballet, […]

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet The expert, professional ballet dancers you see on stage today have been through rigorous, deliberate and repetitive training to become elite athletes. They keyword here is expert. ‘Expertise’ is defined in a study (1) as “the result of intense practice for a minimum of ten years.” Any sort of practice won’t do, either. The study […]

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Scottish Ballet presents Krzysztof Pastor’s ROMEO & JULIET

March 24, 2014

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Scottish Ballet presents Krzysztof Pastor’s ROMEO & JULIET   Glasgow / Aberdeen / Inverness / London / Edinburgh 19 April – 24 May 2014   Choreography: Krzysztof Pastor / Music: Sergei Prokofiev / Dramaturgy: Willem Bruls / Design: Tatyana van Walsum This Spring, Scottish Ballet will return to the stage with the world’s most famous tale of […]

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BNP Paribas supports Hong Kong Arts Festival in offering local students chance to learn dancing from Scottish Ballet

March 24, 2014

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BNP Paribas supports Hong Kong Arts Festival in offering local students chance to learn dancing from Scottish Ballet With the continued support from BNP Paribas, the 2014 Artists-in-Residence Project of Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) has come to a successful close. Under the guidance of artists from the internationally acclaimed Scottish Ballet and a professional […]

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DELIGHT AS DANCERS PROMOTED AT SCOTTISH BALLET

March 15, 2014

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Scottish Ballet dancer Eve Mutso has been promoted to Principal and both Luciana Ravizzi and Constance Devernay have been promoted to Soloist. (L-R: Eve Mutso, Luciana Ravizzi and Constance Devernay). Photograph by Christina Riley.

DELIGHT AS DANCERS PROMOTED AT SCOTTISH BALLET   Three female dancers within Scottish Ballet have been promoted in recognition of their recent performances and contributions to the organisation. Eve Mutso, who most recently performed the role of the Witch in Artistic Director Christopher Hampson’s spellbinding creation of Hansel & Gretel and who took the lead […]

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SCOTTISH BALLET ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN

December 4, 2013

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SCOTTISH BALLET ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN Scottish Ballet is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Norman Murray as Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Mr Murray takes over from Zoe van Zwanenberg, who stands down after 9 years. Norman Murray has a considerable career in business, with over forty years’ experience spanning accountancy, venture capital, […]

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Genée finalists get a place at Scottish Ballet for the Hansel & Gretel premiere season

November 20, 2013

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Genée finalists get a place at Scottish Ballet for the Hansel & Gretel premiere season   The Genée international Ballet Competition proves to be a great springboard for aspiring professional dancers once again. This year’s Genée, held in Glasgow, saw 58 candidates enter from 14 different countries. After a week of intensive training and competition […]

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Hong Kong Arts Festival and BNP Paribas join hands to bring Scottish Ballet and dance moves by Matthew Bourne to local students in 2014 Artists-in-Residence Project

November 20, 2013

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Hong Kong Arts Festival and BNP Paribas join hands to bring Scottish Ballet and dance moves by Matthew Bourne to local students in 2014 Artists-in-Residence Project Presented by Hong Kong Arts Festival (HKAF) and sponsored by BNP Paribas, the 2014 Artists-in-Residence Project provides a valuable opportunity for students from three local secondary schools to learn […]

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Scottish Ballet’s Hansel & Gretel Reveal

November 18, 2013

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Scottish Ballet’s Hansel & Gretel Reveal In advance of the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel Scottish Ballet reinterpret a famous Degas Sketch, in celebration of its sale at Lyon & Turnbull. Scottish Ballet dancer Luciana Ravizzi today took a short break from rehearsing Hansel & Gretel to find inspiration from famous French artist Degas, […]

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Scottish Ballet presents the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel

October 29, 2013

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Scottish Ballet presents the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel   HANSEL & GRETEL World Premiere Tour Choreography Christopher Hampson / Music Engelbert Humperdinck / Design Gary Harris TOURING SCOTLAND, NEWCASTLE & BELFAST WINTER 13/14 This winter, unwrap a tasty new treat with the world premiere of Scottish Ballet’s fantastical Hansel & Gretel. This delightfully […]

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INVERNESS: THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO STAR ON STAGE WITH SCOTTISH BALLET

August 22, 2013

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INVERNESS: THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO STAR ON STAGE WITH SCOTTISH BALLET   Scottish Ballet is seeking young stars in Inverness to dance on stage with the professional company in the world premiere tour of Hansel & Gretel at Eden Court Theatre in January 2014.   Young dancers (boys and girls) aged 12 to 14 […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Bethany Kingsely-Garner, Soloist, Scottish Ballet

August 3, 2013

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Bethany Kingsley – Garner in Scottish Ballet’s production of Matthew Bourne’s Highland Fling. Photograph by Andy Ross.

Cupcakes & Conversation with Bethany Kingsely-Garner, Soloist, Scottish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning? Coffee, sunshine, and knowing that I get to do a job that I love. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you stick with it? It constantly challenges […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Christopher Harrison, Principal, Scottish Ballet

July 24, 2013

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Christopher Harrison and Sophie Martin in Scottish Ballet’s EIF promotional pictures. Photo by Graham Wylie

Cupcakes & Conversation with Christopher Harrison, Principal, Scottish Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A shower and a coffee. Along with some music to help me get in the right frame of mind. If ballet chose you, as many dancers say it did, what is it that has made you […]

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