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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON

July 6, 2013

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HOUSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2013-2014 SEASON World Premieres by Melissa Hough, James Kudelka, Garrett Smith and Stanton Welch Highlight Season Company Presents North American Premiere of David Bintley’s Three-Act Aladdin in February 2014 Eight New Works Enter the Company’s Repertoire, including Ji•í Kylián’s Sechs Tanze and Stanton Welch’s Of Blessed Memory Houston Ballet Celebrates Stanton Welch’s […]

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo profiled

April 10, 2013

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo profiled I recently announced that Tamara Rojo will be profiled on The South Bank Show. Over an hour, the documentary attempts to get under the skin of English National Ballet’s latest Artistic Director, Tamara Rojo, as she takes on the dual role of artistic head and principal dancer. The programme comprises […]

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How ballet technique can be improved with photography

November 5, 2012

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Alaia Rogers | Second year student at The Royal Ballet School uses photography to refine her technique Earlier this year I was photographing a rehearsal for Ballet News where the choreographer was present in the studio. It might sound normal but this isn’t always the case – sometimes the Ballet Mistress or Notator will take the […]

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 EXPANDED COMPANY ROSTER

August 15, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 EXPANDED COMPANY ROSTER   BOSTON, MA – DATE – Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced the 2012-2013 Season roster, featuring 4 new Company members, 12 Boston Ballet II dancers and 9 internal promotions. The  Company and BBII returned to rehearsals at Boston Ballet’s studio headquarters on Monday, July 30 to […]

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS THE THIRD ANNUAL NEXT GENERATION PERFORMANCE AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE

April 8, 2012

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BOSTON BALLET PRESENTS THE THIRD ANNUAL NEXT GENERATION PERFORMANCE AT THE BOSTON OPERA HOUSE   Featuring Boston Ballet School Pre-Professional Students and New England Conservatory’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra   BOSTON, MA – April 6, 2012 – Boston Ballet Artistic Director Mikko Nissinen announced today the programming for the third annual Next Generation performance at The […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ruben Martin Cintas, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

March 3, 2012

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Ruben Martin Cintas in Balanchine's The Four Temperaments.Choreography by George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust; Photo © Erik Tomasson

Cupcakes & Conversation with Ruben Martin Cintas, Principal, San Francisco Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? It motivates me to know that each day I’m going to give my best to all of the challenges that might come. Also, thinking about my family who are all so far away, yet […]

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Ballet News | SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE

October 27, 2011

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SOUTH AFRICA SCOOPS 2 BRONZE MEDALS AT THE 2011 GENEE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GENÉE INTERNATIONAL BALLET COMPETITION 2011  Recognised as one of the ballet world’s most prestigious competitions and the flagship event of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the Genée International Ballet Competition, held at the Artscape Opera House on Sunday 9 October, finished […]

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Ballet NEWS | Urban Ballet Dancer

April 26, 2011

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Urban Ballet Dancer Spanish photographer Saskia Font hails from an artistic family; her father is a painter, her mother is a ceramist and her grandparents were dancers. Since she was very small, Saskia enjoyed ballet and she has conceived Bailarina y Urbe to highlight the contrast between the purity and elegance of dance against the […]

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Ballet School : behind the barre update – Ellie Sharpe wins professional contract

March 4, 2011

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“I couldn’t even bring my knees to my chest, it was painful; I could not do that. We started yoga, and yoga’s supposed to be a relaxing thing and I couldn’t do it. It was all parallel and contemporary. It was a nightmare.  So, thinking it was just tendonitis or something, or I was hoping […]

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Cupcakes & conversation with Monica Pelfrey, Los Angeles Ballet

November 24, 2010

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 Cupcakes & conversation with Monica Pelfrey, Los Angeles Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I love the idea that I have a new beautiful day ahead of me. I love the challenge of working on new things and improving myself every day. I feel that no one can inspire you […]

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Choreography central – the choreographer and his muse

November 21, 2010

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Choreography central – the choreographer and his muse

Earlier this year I interviewed two dancers from Corella Ballet in Spain : Tracy Jones and Russell Ducker.  What makes these two special, and the reason that I am writing about them again, is because as well as being company dancers and friends, Russell choreographs on Tracy; a process I wanted to learn more about.  Russell […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Russell Ducker, Corps de Ballet, Corella Ballet

July 6, 2010

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  Cupcakes & Conversation with Russell Ducker, Corp de Ballet, Corella Ballet Today I had completely the scariest experience of my life; at least on a par with nearly drowning as a child.  So the calming influence of ‘Cupcakes & Conversation’ has never been more essential.  I’m delighted to bring you the charming, talented and […]

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Corella Ballet tour to New York update with Tracy Jones

May 8, 2010

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Tracy in Times Square, New York

Not long ago I interviewed Tracy Jones, who is a dancer with Corella Ballet in Spain. The Company were about to tour to the US for a week, performing at the New York City Centre. Their Artistic Director, Ángel Corella, was a Principal with American Ballet Theatre, and so very well-known to US audiences. In 2001, Spanish born Corella […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Tamara Rojo, Principal, The Royal Ballet

July 31, 2009

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Tamara Rojo, Principal, The Royal Ballet

Cupcakes & conversation with Tamara Rojo, Principal, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? A good coffee. Who would you most like to dance with ? I am very lucky, I dance with the partners I want to, but maybe one day I would love to share the stage with […]

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