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Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet

April 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell at White Lodge Museum with Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School. Photo: Brian Slater

Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet A very special exhibition is being mounted this spring to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet will chart Darcey Bussell’s […]

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines

February 24, 2014

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Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines As courtesans, fashion icons, political pawns and international celebrities, the great ballerinas have played a multitude of roles both on and off the stage. They have moved from the courts of kings to stages around the globe, from the highs of public adoration to the lows of injury and scandal. But few […]

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The Royal Ballet | Watch two new releases via Digital Theatre

September 11, 2013

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The Royal Ballet | Watch two new releases via Digital Theatre Digital Theatre is consolidating its place as a global arts platform through a major expansion of Digital Theatre Collections with the release of two ballet productions from the Royal Opera House. Recognising the performing arts as a great British export, Digital Theatre Collections brings the variety of content […]

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents NEXT STEP

May 29, 2013

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Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents NEXT STEP PNB’s Annual Choreographic Showcase of World Premieres Created by PNB Company Dancers for PNB School’s Professional Division Students   Featuring the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra   Friday, June 14, 2013 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center 7:30 pm   SEATTLE, WA — For the past ten […]

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The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition

February 26, 2013

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Royal Ballet Artist Anna Rose O’Sullivan models acclaimed ballerina Nadia Nerina’s Fireworks costume. This costume from an unknown Kenneth MacMillan work (designed by Nicholas Georgiadis) will be displayed for the first time in a new retrospective exhibition at the Royal Opera House. Nadia Nerina: Principal Ballerina with The Royal Ballet 1947-1966 opens on 22 March and runs until August. Free admission.

The Royal Ballet | Nadia Nerina retrospective exhibition Acclaimed ballerina and pioneer of ballet on television celebrated in a retrospective exhibition: Nadia Nerina, Principal Ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet from 1947-1966 Royal Opera House, 22 March – 17 August 2013 Generously supported by the Philip Loubser Foundation  Nadia Nerina was a pioneer in the world […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Calvin Royal III, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre

January 1, 2013

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Calvin Royal III, Corps de Ballet, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Monday is my day off. So it’s usually little motivation and more sleeping in! It’s my day to get the ‘chores’ done (laundry, groceries for the week, clean the house). If we’re […]

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The Royal Ballet School | Independent Schools Inspectorate report for 2011

January 16, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in rehearsal clothes

The Royal Ballet School | Independent Schools Inspectorate Inspection 2011 During October and November last year inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspected The Royal Ballet Lower and Upper Schools (RBS).  ISI is “a body approved for the purpose of inspection under Section 162A of the Education Act 2002. As such we report to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Michele Wiles, Principal, American Ballet Theatre

April 21, 2011

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 Cupcakes & Conversation with Michele Wiles, Principal, American Ballet Theatre What motivates you at 8am on a Tuesday morning ?  Tuesday is the first day of work for ABT. My husband, James McCullough, is usually up by 6. He makes the coffee and gets me up, so I can be in class by 10 am. […]

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Birmingham Royal Ballet – the first 20 years in photographs

December 1, 2010

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Birmingham Royal Ballet was formed when the Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet (as it was known then) was invited by Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Hippodrome to set up a permanent base at the theatre. 20 years later, Birmingham Royal Ballet has decided to show off it’s diverse and rich repertoire, where they average 130 […]

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Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet’s Celisa Diuana

September 19, 2010

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Celisa Diuana is a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden.  I’ve published a series of behind the scenes video clips, taken during the photo/fashion shoot which took place recently.  If you’ve missed any of the earlier features in this series, you can read my pre-season interview with Celisa – […]

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The secret of Celisa’s success

September 15, 2010

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The secret of Celisa’s success

Even the clothes are wilting.  The air in the studio is languid and thick with endeavour.  Discarded tutus and dresses longer and thinner than pencils scatter the floor and droop earthwards. But not our star dancer.  Celisa Diuana, a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet, is trying to hit the photographer’s mark with a […]

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Ballet NEWS | The Royal Ballet Period 1 latest casting

July 1, 2010

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Period 1 is your first chance to see some of the new joiners on the Covent Garden stage for the first time – Kish & Mendizabal in Theme and Variations and Winter Dreams respectively, as well as seeing the newly promoted dancers, notably Polunin to Principal. Also back on the Covent Garden stage after a […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Caroline Duprot-Elfar, Corps de ballet, American Ballet Theatre

June 23, 2009

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  Cupcakes & conversation with Caroline Duprot, Corps de Ballet at American Ballet Theater Caroline danced with The Royal Ballet until the end of last year, and as she is much missed in the UK, I am delighted that she agreed to be interviewed for my “Cupcakes & Conversation” series. If you are in the […]

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