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The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season

June 29, 2015

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Photograph by Cheryl Angear Photography

The Royal Ballet Announces Promotions, Joiners & Leavers for 2015/16 Season The Director of The Royal Ballet, Kevin O’Hare, has promoted the following dancers for the forthcoming season. These are all well-deserved promotions. However, please note that there are no promotions to Principal. To First Soloist – Francesca Hayward and James Hay. To Soloist – […]

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The Fifth International Dance Teacher Conference To Be Held At The Royal Ballet School

June 9, 2015

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The Fifth International Dance Teacher Conference To Be Held At The Royal Ballet School 3rd to the 6th August 2015 at the Royal Ballet School, Covent Garden, London Three action packed days have been organised when you can learn from some of the best dance practitioners in the industry. There is an amazing line up […]

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Professional Ballet Dancer to Business Owner | Claudia Dean’s Sprezzatura

May 26, 2015

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ballet, Claudia Dean, pointe shoes, Joe Plimmer

Claudia Dean | Ballet Dancer to Business Owner Sprezzatura is the Italian word for nonchalance; the effortless art of making something difficult look easy. The sustained hard work needed to conceal the effort has been a hallmark of Claudia Dean’s training and professional ballet career. Claudia Dean graduated from The Royal Ballet School in August 2011, having moved to London […]

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Royal Ballet Young Choreographer, Charlotte Edmonds to be Genée 2015 Commissioned Choreographer

April 15, 2015

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Royal Ballet Young Choreographer, Charlotte Edmonds to be Genée 2015 Commissioned Choreographer   Rising choreographic talent Charlotte Edmonds joins The Royal Ballet for the 2015/16 Season for the first Royal Ballet Young Choreographer Programme and will undertake her first professional commission with the Royal Academy of Dance. Charlotte will be the Commissioned Choreographer for the […]

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The Royal Ballet School launches an inspiring series of seminars

January 16, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School launches an inspiring series of seminars   We are proud to launch Inspire, a series of six seminars for classical ballet teachers devised and delivered by The Royal Ballet School and starting in May 2015. These innovative events, held in locations across the UK will support continued professional development (CPD) for […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular

October 22, 2014

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Ballet News Reviews | Ballet Spectacular Ballet Spectacular. Quite a title to live up to, and the good news is that this book is a delight. Beautifully put together without overloading young readers, this book acts as a guide to all things ballet. Its glossy production is perfect for the lavish photography as you begin […]

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014

July 18, 2014

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A Sweet Spell of Oblivion by David Dawson. Giulia Frosi and Edivaldo Souza Da Silva. Photograph by Johan Persson

The Royal Ballet School Annual Matinee Performance 2014 Last weekend The Royal Ballet School performed their annual matinee show on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, including the famously fantastic Grand Défilé.  

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The Royal Ballet School announces a special event showcasing British dance training

July 11, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School announces a special event showcasing British dance training We are pleased to announce an event bringing together the country’s leading dance schools in a collaboration at the Royal Opera House Linbury Studio Theatre in March 2015, hosted by The Royal Ballet School. Spring Celebration: A showcase of British dance training, will […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces three new members of its teaching faculty

July 3, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School announces three new members of its teaching faculty We are delighted to announce three new artistic staff will be joining us to teach at the School from September 2014. Carol-Anne Millar has been appointed as our new girls’ Artistic Teacher at White Lodge. Carol was a student of The Royal Ballet […]

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014

June 30, 2014

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BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET ANNOUNCEMENTS 2014   At the end of the 2013/2014 Season, Birmingham Royal Ballet is able to announce the following:   Samara Downs is promoted from Soloist to First Soloist   Delia Mathews is promoted from First Artist to Soloist Yasuo Atsuji is promoted from First Artist to Soloist William Bracewell is promoted […]

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Darcey Bussell exhibition at The Royal Ballet School

May 30, 2014

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Darcey Bussell exhibition at The Royal Ballet School An exhibition has been opened 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 tells the story of Darcey Bussell’s ballet career, from her days as […]

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Dancers’ Career Development and The Royal Ballet School announce a pioneering new partnership

May 29, 2014

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  Dancers’ Career Development and The Royal Ballet School announce a pioneering new partnership       Dancers’ Career Development and The Royal Ballet School will work in partnership to embed a culture of Continuing Professional Development within the curriculum. This will involve visits and assignments on the subject of dancer transition, relating directly to […]

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The Royal Ballet School announces new teachers’ course

May 12, 2014

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The Royal Ballet School announces new teachers’ course The Royal Ballet School is proud to launch a new teachers’ course starting in September 2014. The Diploma of Dance Teaching will build on the highly successful Professional Dancer Teachers’ Course and the expertise of the school’s Dance Partnership & Access Programme, to provide a sound foundation […]

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Reactions14: Second Breath with English National Ballet

May 7, 2014

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Reactions14: Second Breath with English National Ballet   IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, in Manchester 17 May 2014, 6.30pm – 9pm £10; booking essential online   IWM North presents Second Breath with English National Ballet to mark First World War Centenary   A unique, one-night-only performance by English National Ballet will be performed […]

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Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes

May 2, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Behind The Tutu : The Photo Shoot Out-Takes Earlier this week I published Blooming Tutus, photographs from a photo shoot produced exclusively for Ballet News. Prisca Bertoni, a student at The Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, London, showcased a variety of tutus and leg warmers on the shoot. Here are the out takes from […]

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Blooming Tutus

April 29, 2014

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Prisca Bertoni photographed on location for Ballet News by Cheryl Angear

Blooming Tutus tutu ballet skirt, from Fr. tutu, alteration of cucu, infantile reduplication of cul “bottom, backside.” Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper It’s also the case that if you said ‘tutu’ in Hawaii, you’d be talking about your Grandmother; in New Zealand it’s a poisonous plant and Tutu de Feijão is a paste made of […]

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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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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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