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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 St Petersburg Ballet Theatre season extended at London Coliseum in August 2015

June 23, 2015

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The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre season extended at London Coliseum in August 2015 FIVE EXTRA PERFORMANCES OF SWAN LAKE ADDED 13-23 August   The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre has announced that it will extend its run at London’s Coliseum this August 2015 for the second time, adding a further five extra performances of Swan Lake. […]

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TICKETS FOR SCOTTISH BALLET’S SWAN LAKE TO GO ON SALE

June 20, 2015

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Sophie Martin for David Dawson’s brand new Swan Lake. Photograph by David Eustace.

TICKETS FOR SCOTTISH BALLET’S SWAN LAKE TO GO ON SALE   Tickets are going on sale for Scottish Ballet’s new visionary production of Swan Lake, which receives its world premiere in spring 2016. Created by the award-winning choreographer David Dawson, this imaginative re-telling of the iconic story will be performed for audiences in Glasgow, Edinburgh, […]

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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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Sadler’s Wells awards title of Associate Artist Emeritus to Sylvie Guillem

May 27, 2015

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Sadler’s Wells awards title of Associate Artist Emeritus to Sylvie Guillem In the week of Sylvie Guillem’s final performances on the Sadler’s Wells stage, the theatre has given her the title of Associate Artist Emeritus. The title will come into effect in January 2016. A dancer renowned the world over, Guillem has been an Associate […]

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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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The Australian Ballet’s Year of Beauty is set to enchant Adelaide this winter

May 8, 2015

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Giselle, photography by Jeff Busby, and The Dream, photography by Daniel Boud

With ghostly spirits and magical woodlands, The Australian Ballet’s Year of Beauty is set to enchant Adelaide this winter South Australians will have the chance to see two magical ballet programs and peek behind the scenes of the national dance company, when The Australian Ballet returns to Adelaide in July. The beautiful tragedy of Giselle […]

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Wayne Sleep OBE to adjudicate over the South East’s finest young dancers in London

April 22, 2015

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Wayne Sleep OBE to adjudicate over the South East’s finest young dancers in London   The best young ballerinas in the South East of England are set for a competition final co-judged by celebrity dancer and choreographer, Wayne Sleep OBE. Following regional heats spanning seven counties and featuring over 500 local young people, Wayne Sleep, […]

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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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NATALIA OSIPOVA, IVAN VASILIEV, EDWARD WATSON and MARCELO GOMES star in

April 13, 2015

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Natalia Osipova and Ivan Vasiliev in Facada. Photograph by Cheryl Angear

NATALIA OSIPOVA, IVAN VASILIEV, EDWARD WATSON and MARCELO GOMES star in ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July 2015, London Coliseum   This summer’s hot dance ticket will be the ARDANI 25 DANCE GALA at the Coliseum on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July, presented by producer and impresario Sergei Danilian (Ardani […]

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Grammy Award-winning South African legends LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO IN THE UK TOUR

April 1, 2015

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Grammy Award-winning South African legends LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO IN THE UK TOUR INALA Featuring world class current and former dancers from THE ROYAL BALLET and RAMBERT   TICKETS ON SALE NOW   Following a phenomenal 2014 tour and sell-out runs at both the Edinburgh International Festival and London’s Sadler’s Wells, INALA brings together four time Grammy […]

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Royal Academy of Dance | Winners of Phyllis Bedells Bursary announced

March 24, 2015

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(L-R) Valeri Hristov Harris Beattie Haley_Vaux Valerie Aitken and Petal Miller Ashmole at the 2015_Phyllis Bedells Bursary

Royal Academy of Dance | Winners of Phyllis Bedells Bursary announced The Phyllis Bedells Bursary has been awarded to two young dancers: 14 year-old Haley Vaux from Canada and 16 year-old Harris Beattie from Scotland. Named after Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), this year’s internationally-recognised competition […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Choreographic Associate Robert Binet Creates New Work for New York City Ballet

March 20, 2015

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The National Ballet of Canada | Choreographic Associate Robert Binet Creates A New Work for New York City Ballet September 30, 2015 Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet of Canada, makes his choreographic debut at New York City Ballet (NYCB). Mr. Binet will create a new work that will premiere at NYCB’s annual […]

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Sadler’s Wells announces UK Tour Dates for Sylvie Guillem’s Life in Progress.

March 18, 2015

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Sadler’s Wells announces UK Tour Dates for Sylvie Guillem’s Life in Progress. Guillem is honoured with an Olivier Award In addition to the previously announced international tour, Sadler’s Wells presents world renowned dancer Sylvie Guillem’s final dance programme, Life in Progress, at the London Coliseum (Tuesday 28 July – Sunday 2 August), Edinburgh International Festival […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Returns to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the US Premiere of The Winter’s Tale

March 9, 2015

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The National Ballet of Canada Returns to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. with the US Premiere of The Winter’s Tale Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that the company will tour The Winter’s Tale to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., January […]

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Sergei Polunin, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle

February 12, 2015

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Sergei Polunin, “Take Me to Church” by Hozier, Directed by David LaChapelle Sergei Polunin “Take me to Church” by Hozier Directed by David LaChapelle Choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi Proving very popular, this video showing ex- Royal Ballet Principal dancer Sergei Polunin was recently released on YouTube. The video is beautiful. The choreography by Jade Hale-Christofi […]

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Prix de Lausanne | 43rd annual international competition for young dancers February 2nd to 7th, 2015, at Beaulieu Theatre, in Lausanne

January 28, 2015

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Prix de Lausanne | 43rd annual international competition for young dancers February 2nd to 7th, 2015, at Beaulieu Theatre, in Lausanne A total of 67 candidates, representing 18 nationalities, have been selected out of 300 applicants to participate in the annual week-long competition in Lausanne. After the selections taking place on Friday, February 6th in […]

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JEANETTA LAURENCE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BALLET RECOGNISED FOR SERVICES TO DANCE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS

December 31, 2014

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JEANETTA LAURENCE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BALLET RECOGNISED FOR SERVICES TO DANCE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS   Jeanetta Laurence, Associate Director of The Royal Ballet, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year’s Honours list.   Born in Oxford, Laurence trained with June Christian and at The Royal Ballet School. Her dancing career […]

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Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey

December 28, 2014

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Darcey Bussell - (C) Matchlight - Photographer: Marion Milne

Ballet News Previews | Darcey Bussell’s Looking for Audrey Retired Principal dancer of The Royal Ballet, Darcey Bussell explores the life of Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn – away from the cameras and perhaps surprisingly, away from Hollywood. Hepburn spent the majority of her adult life in Switzerland, where she could escape the frenzy of the […]

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Ballet News Previews | Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night

December 23, 2014

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Carlos Acosta and Marianela Nunez in Scheherazade. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

Carlos Acosta’s Cuban Night Ballet’s mega star, Carlos Acosta, hails from (if you didn’t already know) Cuba. When he’s not dancing at The Royal Ballet then he likes to produce shows that incorporate his Cuban heritage of mambo, salsa and jazz, and this programme was recorded earlier this year at the Royal Opera House. Acosta […]

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