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London welcomes AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

April 24, 2016

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London welcomes AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Broadway’s Tony® Award-winning new musical Dominion Theatre from March 2017   An American in Paris bursts into life on the West End stage for the first time when Christopher Wheeldon’s multi award-winning new Broadway musical comes to London’s Dominion Theatre next spring.  Inspired by the Oscar® winning film and featuring the timeless music and […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Frankenstein by Liam Scarlett

April 13, 2016

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The Royal Ballet’s Frankenstein by Liam Scarlett Today I wanted to highlight this Insight evening from The Royal Opera House ahead of the premiere of Frankenstein on Wednesday 4th May 2016. What I love about this particular footage, apart from the fact that it’s a decent length (over a hour), is the true insight into […]

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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced

April 6, 2016

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The Royal Ballet 2016/17 Season Announced Today The Royal Ballet announced their plans for the 2016/17 season (marking 70 years since the Company reopened the Royal Opera House), which will include four world premieres and the return of Leanne Benjamin and Viviana Durante to coach Mayerling and Anastasia respectively. Darcey Bussell will return to coach […]

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Lauren Cuthbertson in new ballet by Ludovic Ondiviela

March 24, 2016

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Lauren Cuthbertson in new ballet by Ludovic Ondiviela Sliver of Sky is presented in association with Amnesty International UK Cast includes dancers from The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Rambert Royal Ballet Principal Lauren Cuthbertson leads dancers from The Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Rambert, in a new ballet choreographed by Ludovic Ondiviela to […]

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The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park for a spectacular series of performances

March 21, 2016

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The Royal Ballet School returns to Opera Holland Park for a spectacular series of performances   The School’s 2016 Summer Season will include four performances at Opera Holland Park with a finale on the main stage of the Royal Opera House, sponsored by Vacheron Constantin The programme will include new work created on students by […]

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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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DANCEWORKS INTERNATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL INTENSIVE

March 5, 2016

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DANCEWORKS INTERNATIONAL BALLET ACADEMY SUMMER SCHOOL INTENSIVE JULY 18th – 29th 2016, AT DANCEWORKS STUDIOS, MAYFAIR, LONDON. This unique 10-day intensive is open to ballet students of all levels from 6-18 years. It will be taught by teachers of the very highest calibre, including Michaela DePrince (Dutch National Ballet and film First Position), Erico Montes […]

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GISELLE REIMAGINED AS PART OF THE ROYAL BALLET’S DRAFT WORKS PROGRAMME

February 25, 2016

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GISELLE REIMAGINED AS PART OF THE ROYAL BALLET’S DRAFT WORKS PROGRAMME 1, 9, 15 April at 6.30pm Royal Opera House Clore Studio Upstairs Tickets £7.50   Reimagining Giselle is a contemporary reworking of the classic ballet by emerging choreographer Joshua Beamish, and is part of The Royal Ballet’s commitment to developing new choreographic talent. Reimagining […]

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The Royal Ballet | Genesia Rosato retires from The Royal Ballet after 40 years

February 23, 2016

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The Royal Ballet | Genesia Rosato retires from The Royal Ballet after 40 years The Royal Ballet announces today that Principal Character Artist Genesia Rosato retires from the Company after 40 years. Genesia said ‘It is time, after spending my whole career with this wonderful Company, to retire from dancing. I have loved my life […]

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VAIL INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES DAMIAN WOETZEL’S 10th ANNIVERSARY AND ANNOUNCES 28th SEASON

February 18, 2016

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VAIL INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES DAMIAN WOETZEL’S 10th ANNIVERSARY AND ANNOUNCES 28th SEASON JULY 30-AUGUST 13 The Festival Welcomes American Ballet Theatre Ballerina Isabella Boylston as Artist-in-Residence and Company-in-Residence Philadelphia’s BalletX The Vail International Dance Festival announces its 2016 season (July 30- August 13) and celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Artistic Director, former New […]

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The Royal Ballet | After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour in Pictures

February 18, 2016

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Strapless. Edward Watson, Matthew Ball and Natalia Osipova -®ROH, 2015. Photographed by Bill Cooper.

The Royal Ballet | After the Rain / Strapless / Within the Golden Hour in Pictures The Royal Ballet recently performed a triple bill of Christopher Wheeldon’s work, including the premiere of Strapless, a co-production with the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.    

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Ballet Class with The Royal Ballet’s Sander Blommaert

February 14, 2016

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Ballet Class with The Royal Ballet’s Sander Blommaert Are you looking to improve your ballet technique ? Sander Blommaert, a dancer with The Royal Ballet, is offering a short series of 10 ballet classes in response to demand. Book quickly !

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THE ROYAL BALLET AND THE BOLSHOI THEATRE OF RUSSIA ANNOUNCE FIRST CO-PRODUCTION

February 14, 2016

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THE ROYAL BALLET AND THE BOLSHOI THEATRE OF RUSSIA ANNOUNCE FIRST CO-PRODUCTION   The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia announce their first co-production. Christopher Wheeldon’s new ballet Strapless will receive its world premiere in London tonight and is part of an all Wheeldon mixed programme which includes After the Rain and Within […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | New York Premiere of The Winter’s Tale

January 21, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | New York Premiere of The Winter’s Tale The National Ballet of Canada at Lincoln Center Festival Artistic Director Karen Kain and Executive Director Barry Hughson of The National Ballet of Canada today announced the company’s return to the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City. […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Winter’s Tale Principal Casting Announced

January 13, 2016

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The National Ballet of Canada | The Winter’s Tale Principal Casting Announced The National Ballet of Canada returns to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington,D.C. with the U.S. premiere of The Winter’s Tale from January 19 — 24, 2016. The company toured to the Kennedy Center with Alice’s Adventures in […]

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The Australian Ballet expands its ranks to 79

January 13, 2016

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The Australian Ballet expands its ranks to 79 The dancers of The Australian Ballet are back in the studio today following their summer break, with ten new additions at the barre, alongside a number of recently-promoted dancers starting the year in a new rank.   With 79 full-time dancers – up from 68 in 2015 […]

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Ballet News Reviews | What Lies Beneath by Rick Guest

January 10, 2016

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Ballet News Reviews | What Lies Beneath by Rick Guest With a foreword by Tamara Rojo, What Lies Beneath is a large photography book with dancers as its subject, by international photographer Rick Guest that aims to go beyond the immediately obvious. Guest explains, “I became obsessed with the grace and poise of these creatures […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano to Judge Dancing with the Stars in Columbia

January 9, 2016

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The Royal Ballet’s Fernando Montano to Judge Dancing with the Stars in Columbia The Royal Ballet’s Colombian Soloist Fernando Montano has taken a short unpaid sabbatical from Covent Garden and returned to Colombia to spend time with his relatives and especially his Father, who is unwell. Since he left his home in Colombia at the […]

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The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is proud to announce that the Genée International Ballet Competition will return to Sydney in 2016.

December 14, 2015

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Genée 2015 contestants pose outside the Sydney Opera House marking the one year count down until it will host Genée 2016.

The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) is proud to announce that the Genée International Ballet Competition will return to Sydney in 2016. The prestigious competition’s last visit to Sydney in 2002 saw Australian dancer Steven McRae, now Principal at The Royal Ballet in London, awarded a gold medal. Also in 2002, the competition saw the […]

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The Royal Ballet’s Ricardo Cervera To Retire As a Dancer

December 10, 2015

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The Royal Ballet’s Ricardo Cervera To Retire As a Dancer First Soloist Ricardo Cervera will make his last appearance as a dancer with The Royal Ballet on 12 December after 22 years with the Company. His final performance will be as Hans-Peter in The Nutcracker, he will continue in his role as Assistant Ballet Master. Cervera […]

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