Tag Archives: The Royal Ballet School

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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Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet

February 26, 2014

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(L-R) in Les Sylphides, circa 1939. Robert Helpmann, Margot Fonteyn - (C)

Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet     As part of the BBC’s Short Ballet Season, Dancing in the Blitz : How WW2 made British Ballet describes how the onset of war isolated Britain and its small ballet companies, which were then given the chance to shine through adversity. From 1939 […]

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Big Ballet

February 1, 2014

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Big Ballet | New Channel 4 Documentary begins this week Big Ballet follows a troupe of plus size amateurs as they attempt to realise their dream of dancing Swan Lake. Rebellious ballet legend Wayne Sleep was the shortest dancer ever to make his debut on the Royal Ballet stage and now he wants to unlock […]

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THE ROYAL BALLET OFFERS CONTRACTS TO TWO MORE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL STUDENTS

October 25, 2013

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THE ROYAL BALLET OFFERS CONTRACTS TO TWO MORE ROYAL BALLET SCHOOL STUDENTS   Reece Clarke and Gina Storm-Jensen, both pupils of The Royal Ballet School, will be joining The Royal Ballet as Artists on Monday 28 October. Reece Clarke, from Airdrie in Scotland, is one of four brothers who have all studied dance at The […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces two Royal Ballet company contracts

October 25, 2013

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Gina Storm-Jensen and Reece Clarke performing on stage

The Royal Ballet School announces two Royal Ballet company contracts We are pleased to announce two of our 3rd Year students have accepted contracts with The Royal Ballet. Gina Storm-Jensen and Reece Clarke will both be joining the company from Monday 28 October.   Reece Clarke (Scottish) is one of four brothers who have trained […]

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IDS Dance School of the Year Award is launched

October 11, 2013

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IDS Dance School of the Year Award is launched The UK’s first-ever nationwide search is on, to identify and celebrate the Dance School of the Year. The IDS Dance School of the Year Award is the initiative of IDS (International Dance Supplies). Applications were opened to over 7,000 dance schools which are currently trading with […]

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XANDER PARISH to make his debut as principal in ROMEO & JULIET

October 7, 2013

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Xander Parish as Apollo in Italy (Trieste). Photo by Sergei Proskuryakov

XANDER PARISH to make his debut as principal in ROMEO & JULIET In the Mariinsky Ballet’s production on October 18th, St Petersburg, Russia British ballet dancer XANDER PARISH will make his debut in the title role of Romeo in the Mariinsky Ballet’s production of Romeo and Juliet on the Mariinsky Theatre’s new stage, Mariinsky II, […]

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Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri of The Sarasota Ballet to Participate in the 2013 Ashton Symposium in London

September 19, 2013

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Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri – Photo credit Barbara Banks

Iain Webb and Margaret Barbieri of The Sarasota Ballet to Participate in the 2013 Ashton Symposium in London Iain Webb, Director of The Sarasota Ballet and Margaret Barbieri, Assistant Director, will be participating in the Sept. 22 Ashton Symposium at The Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden, in London. Hosted by The Frederick Ashton Foundation, the […]

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Ballet Business | How to write a press release

September 17, 2013

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Royal Ballet School student Prisca Bertoni photographed by Cheryl Angear

Ballet Business | How to write a press release Ballet Business is a series of features tailored to specific goals : understanding how to work with the media, how to get into ballet in the first place and  how to raise funds, to name three. All of these features have the single aim of helping you to raise your […]

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Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection

September 6, 2013

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Frederick Ashton with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev, 1962. Photo: Associated Newspapers, The Royal Ballet School Collections, White Lodge Museum.

Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection A new exhibition, Rudolf Nureyev: in search of perfection, opens at White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre next week to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Nureyev (1938-93), and to celebrate his lifelong search for perfection as a dancer, choreographer and director.   Two of […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance

July 15, 2013

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance Royal Opera House, London 14th July 2013 This isn’t what I expected to be writing, but the stand-out piece from the Annual Matinee was a contemporary one – Seven Greek Dances (excerpts) by Maurice Béjart. It was the stand-out […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces new Artistic Director Designate

July 11, 2013

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The Royal Ballet School announces new Artistic Director Designate     The Royal Ballet School announces the appointment of Christopher Powney to the new post of Artistic Director Designate, who will take up his position in April 2014. The summer term of 2014 will be a transitional period after which he will take over running the […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY 2013

July 8, 2013

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS JULY 2013 At the end of the 2012/2013 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce:   The following dancers are promoted: Momoko Hirata is promoted from First Soloist to Principal. Tyrone Singleton is promoted from First Soloist to Principal. Yijing Zhang is promoted from Artist to First Artist.   The […]

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Alina’s Gala | Ballet News auctions Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes

May 13, 2013

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Alina Cojocaru's pointe shoes signed by Alina and dancers from her Gala Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Alina’s Gala | Alina Cojocaru’s signed pointe shoes auctioned for her charity, Hospices of Hope Only Alina Cojocaru could open her Gala with the Rose Adage from The Sleeping Beauty. The music alone sends shivers of fear into the most professional of professional ballet dancers : not Cojocaru. Her supreme technicality aided by wonderfully smooth partnering from […]

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World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s End of Year Matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

April 26, 2013

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World premiere for The Royal Ballet School’s End of Year Matinée on 14 July 2013 on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.   Performance also features works by Maurice Béjart, Jiří Bubeníček and Valentino Zucchetti. A specially commissioned one-act ballet entitled La Destinée will be the centrepiece of The Royal Ballet […]

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Canada’s National Ballet School to Host 18 International Ballet Schools for Assemblée Internationale 2013

April 24, 2013

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Canada’s National Ballet School to Host 18 International Ballet Schools for Assemblée Internationale 2013   TORONTO, ON (April 24, 2013) – Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will host the second Assemblée Internationale (AI 13) festival in Toronto from April 28th to May 4th, 2013, and will welcome students and artistic staff from eighteen international professional […]

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Students from Canada’s National Ballet School to Perform in Paris, France

April 19, 2013

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Students from Canada’s National Ballet School to Perform in Paris, France TORONTO, ON (April 18, 2013) – Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) is pleased to announce that five of its students will participate in the Paris Opera Ballet School’s 300th anniversary gala performance in Paris, France.  The Gala des Écoles de Danse du XXie siècle […]

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Prix de Lausanne 2013 | Schools and Companies chosen by the 2013 Prize Winners

April 15, 2013

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Prix de Lausanne 2013 | Schools and Companies chosen by the 2013 Prize Winners

Prix de Lausanne 2013 | Schools and Companies chosen by the 2013 Prize Winners The Prix de Lausanne announces that the 2013 prize winners continue their ballet training with the following partner schools and companies : Prize Winner School or Company (203) Mr Silva Adhonay Brazil, Balé Jovem do Centro Cultural Gustav Ritter, Goiania John Cranko […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | #adayinthelifeofacorpsballerina

April 8, 2013

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Olivia Cowley as Calliope in Apollo photographed by Cheryl Angear

The Royal Ballet’s Olivia Cowley | Pointe Shoes & Plasters There is nothing remotely glamorous about being a professional ballet dancer. As Olivia Cowley, a dancer in her 10th season with The Royal Ballet tells me, “people think it’s blisters but actually it’s not. It’s the nails, the bed of the nails, no matter how […]

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Ballet News

March 14, 2013

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Ballet News Just announced 16 year old Leticia Domingues from Brazil, 2013 Prix de Lausanne scholarship winner, will join The Royal Ballet School. Domingues studied at the Petite Danse School of Dance, Rio.   Watch Leticia :  

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