Tag Archives: The Royal Ballet School

ROYAL BALLET’S LONGEST-SERVING PRINCIPAL BALLERINA RETURNS HOME TO AUSTRALIAN HONOURS

March 9, 2016

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ROYAL BALLET’S LONGEST-SERVING PRINCIPAL BALLERINA RETURNS HOME TO AUSTRALIAN HONOURS More than three decades after she left regional Queensland as a teenager to pursue her dreams on the international stage, one of Australia’s most accomplished dancers, Leanne Benjamin, will return home to be appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM). The award comes […]

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The Royal Academy of Dance Launches Repertoire Workshops

January 25, 2016

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Natalia Osipova as Lise and Steven McRae as Colas in La Fille mal gardée. ©ROH 2015. Photographed by Tristram Kenton

The Royal Academy of Dance Launches Repertoire Workshops The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), supported by The Frederick Ashton Foundation, is launching new repertoire workshops based on Ashton’s vibrant ballet La Fille mal gardée. Mr Jean-Pierre Gasquet, who owns the copyright of the ballet, has granted the RAD the right to teach this choreography to […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Vadim Muntagirov Talks Ballet

November 25, 2015

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The Royal Ballet Principal Vadim Muntagirov Talks ….. Ballet I’ve been following the career of Vadim Muntagirov since he joined English National Ballet and quickly rose through the ranks to form a starry partnership with established Senior Principal Daria Klimentova. Now Klimentova has retired from dancing and teaches at The Royal Ballet School, and Muntagirov […]

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Royal Ballet School Students to get creative insight from acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley as part of new programme

September 28, 2015

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Royal Ballet School Students to get creative insight from acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley as part of new programme   The Royal Ballet School has launched an exclusive programme of creative lectures and workshops with a roster of internationally renowned creative, cultural and commercial figures. The new programme, called The Creative Artist, is aimed at […]

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From Student To Star | Kilian Smith | The Royal Ballet School

August 19, 2015

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From Student To Star | Kilian Smith | The Royal Ballet School From Student to Star is an interview series featuring Graduates from vocational ballet schools as they begin their professional careers. Ballet News will be following them periodically to keep you up to date with their progress and whether the reality of ballet life […]

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2015

July 15, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School Graduate Contracts 2015   The class of 2015 who have graduated from The Royal Ballet School with contracts are : Chisato Katsura – The Royal Ballet Lukas Bjørneboe Brændsrød – The Royal Ballet Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme Harry Churches – The Royal Ballet Aud Jebsen Young Dancers Programme Leo Dixon – […]

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English National Ballet announces promotions and new joiners for the 2015/2016 Season

July 14, 2015

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English National Ballet announces promotions and new joiners for the 2015/2016 Season Tamara Rojo, Artistic Director of English National Ballet, has today announced promotions within the Company and details of new joiners for the 2015/2016 season. Alison McWhinney, James Streeter, and Max Westwell have been promoted to Soloist. Cesar Corrales has been promoted to Junior […]

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Ballet News Reviews | The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015

July 13, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School Annual Performance 2015 The Royal Ballet School Royal Opera House Sunday, 12th July 2015 It’s easy to spot the dancers with the technical ability that allows them a certain freedom on stage. Their pointe shoes are silent. When dancers are nervous or uncertain, chances are they’ll keep their pointe shoes a little harder, and with that […]

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The Royal Ballet School | White Lodge Museum moves into the digital age

July 7, 2015

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The Royal Ballet School | White Lodge Museum moves into the digital age We regret to announce that, due to recent changes to our government funding, we have taken the difficult decision to close White Lodge Museum to the public for the foreseeable future. The Royal Ballet School Collections will remain accessible through the Archives […]

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

June 29, 2015

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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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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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