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XL Group sponsor Junor Souza, First Soloist at English National Ballet

October 8, 2014

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XL Group sponsor Junor Souza, First Soloist at English National Ballet   In a dynamic new partnership with English National Ballet, XL Group, the global insurance and reinsurance group has announced it is to sponsor First Soloist with English National Ballet, Junor Souza. Born in Brazil, Junor Souza joined English National Ballet in 2008, following […]

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BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer

October 2, 2014

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(L-R) The BBC’s Director-General Tony Hall and internally renowned Ballet star Carlos Acosta launching BBC Young Dancer 2015 at Sadler’s Wells, London. Carlos Acosta has been named as an Ambassador for the Award. BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories – Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance – and will be broadcast on BBC Two and BBC Four. Tony Hall, Carlos Acosta - (C) BBC - Photographer: Sim Cannety-Clarke

BBC launches search for UK’s most talented dancers with first ever BBC Young Dancer BBC Young Dancer launches with four categories: Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and South Asian Dance BBC Young Dancer 2015 Grand Final Judges today announced as: Matthew Bourne, Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor, Tamara Rojo, Kenrick Sandy and Alistair Spalding Carlos Acosta announced […]

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PW Dance & Sportswear to be official stockist of Freed pointe shoes

September 17, 2014

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Dancer: Iona Marques, Melbourne City Ballet Photographer: Dani Brown.

PW Dance & Sportswear to be official stockist of Freed pointe shoes PW Dance & Sportswear (PW) is set to announce an exciting development in their dancewear range. In September 2014, PW will become an official stockist and distributer of Freed of London pointe shoes. Since the take over of world-renowned principal ballet dancer Paul Wright’s shoe […]

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English National Ballet | Principal Casting Autumn 2014 UK Tour and Nutcracker

August 18, 2014

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English National Ballet | Principal Casting Autumn 2014 UK Tour and Nutcracker Principal casting for English National Ballet’s Autumn UK tour and Nutcracker is today announced. Joining English National Ballet from Boston Ballet, Alejandro Virelles makes his debut as Principal with the Company, performing the role of Prince Siegfried alongside Alina Cojocaru’s Odette/Odile in Derek […]

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Coppelia

July 25, 2014

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Tamara Rojo as Swanhilde and Alban Lendorf performing as Franz in English National Ballet's Coppelia rehearsal at The Coliseum Theatre, London on July 23, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Coppélia English National Ballet Coppelia London Coliseum Thursday 24th July 2014 Coppelia is a light-hearted, sweet & charming ballet with plenty of laughter along the way. English National Ballet’s production is now entering its 30th year, and is still going strong despite it being short on today’s reality. The Principal […]

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English National Ballet collaborate with Opera Holland Park

July 18, 2014

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English National Ballet collaborate with Opera Holland Park An artistic collaboration from the heart of London Opera Holland Park will be collaborating with English National Ballet on The Judgement of Paris ballet within the opera Adriana Lecouvreur, which opens on Thursday 24 July as part of the 2014 Investec Opera Holland Park Season. Cilea’s music […]

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Romeo & Juliet breaks a 54-year box office record for Queensland Ballet

July 8, 2014

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Romeo & Juliet breaks a 54-year box office record for Queensland Ballet Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet production has broken a 54-year box office record. This world famous production of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of star-cross’d lovers, with guest appearances by international ballet stars Tamara Rojo, Carlos Acosta and […]

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English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Pictures

June 11, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

English National Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet in Pictures English National Ballet’s in-the-round version of Romeo & Juliet opens tonight, at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

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English National Ballet | Full casting for Romeo & Juliet

June 4, 2014

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English National Ballet | Full Principal casting for Romeo & Juliet Raymond Gubbay and the Royal Albert Hall present English National Ballet from June 11th-22nd with Derek Deane’s breath-taking production of Romeo & Juliet, the world’s greatest love story. Tamara Rojo and Carlos Acosta will perform in the lead roles accompanied by dancers, actors and […]

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Ballet Business | The Science Behind Ballet

May 15, 2014

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear

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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International renowned dancer Alban Lendorf to star alongside Tamara Rojo in English National Ballet’s Coppélia

April 17, 2014

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International renowned dancer Alban Lendorf to star alongside Tamara Rojo in English National Ballet’s Coppélia   English National Ballet today reveals principal casting for the London performances of Coppélia, which includes the announcement of Guest Artist Alban Lendorf. He will partner Tamara Rojo in what promises to be a sensational partnership at London’s iconic London […]

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NATASHA KAPLINSKY TO HOST 2014 EMERGING DANCER COMPETITION ALONGSIDE NEW JUDGING PANEL

April 16, 2014

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NATASHA KAPLINSKY TO HOST 2014 EMERGING DANCER COMPETITION ALONGSIDE NEW JUDGING PANEL English National Ballet is pleased to announce the Emerging Dancer Competition 2014 will be hosted by Natasha Kaplinsky, with tickets now on sale. The Competition, generously supported in its fifth year by Talbot Hughes McKillop (THM), will be held on Monday 19 May […]

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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet

April 16, 2014

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Queensland Ballet’s Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo & Juliet 27 June – 5 July Lyric Theatre, QPAC A PAIR OF STAR CROSS’D LOVERS The centerpiece of Queensland Ballet’s Season 2014 is the Australian première of Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s iconic Romeo & Juliet. The late Sir Kenneth MacMillan is one of the world’s most […]

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Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation

March 25, 2014

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Picture Shows: Director General, Tony Hall - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy

Tony Hall announces greatest commitment to arts for a generation Introduction Arts will take centre-stage across the BBC with a new topical strand taking audiences to music and arts events across the UK; a new digital offering; closer engagement with artists and institutions; more distinctive arts content across all the BBC’s outlets; and stronger leadership […]

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Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo to dance together on closing night of English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget

March 20, 2014

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Tamara Rojo & Akram Khan Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo to dance together on closing night of  English National Ballet’s Lest We Forget Full principal casting announced English National Ballet today reveals full principal casting for Lest We Forget which includes the announcement that Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo will dance together on closing night (Saturday 12th April). This is […]

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Akram Khan & Tamara Rojo In First Ever Performance Together For Lest We Forget

March 11, 2014

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Akram Khan & Tamara Rojo In First Ever Performance Together For Lest We Forget                           Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo are set to perform in an unmissable first, for this World Premiere, which opens at the Barbican on 2 April 2014. Further Principal […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake

February 25, 2014

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Artistic Director and Lead Principal dancer of English National Ballet, in her dressing room preparing to dance the dual role of Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. Tamara Rojo - (C) BBC - Photographer: Arnaud Stephenson

Good Swan, Bad Swan : Dancing Swan Lake Why is Swan Lake still being danced more than 100 years after it was created ? What is its appeal for audiences and for dancers of today ? These are some of the questions that Tamara Rojo, Principal dancer and Artisitc Director of English National Ballet, attempts to […]

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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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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season

February 14, 2014

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‘Lost’ Kiss footage and ballet dancers in BBC Two and BBC Four Ballet Season   ‘Lost’ Footage of Sleeping Beauty’s Kiss rediscovered for BBC Ballet Season starring Margot Fonteyn Iconic dancer, Darcey Bussell, to talk about her ballet inspirations Never before seen footage of Symphonic Variations in association with the BFI for documentary Dancing in […]

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2014 | Casting

February 12, 2014

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The Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2014 Just announced, the dancers taking part in this years Russian Ballet Icons Gala, on March 9th at the London Coliseum are as follows (subject to change) : Timur Askerov Silvia Azzoni Alina Cojacaru Mathew Golding Dmitry Gruzdev Dmitri Gudanov Daria Klimentova Johan Kobborg Ekaterina Krysasnova Vyacheslav Lopatin Vadim Muntagirov Marianela […]

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