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The Washington Ballet | The Nutcracker: Special Performance Dates

November 16, 2016

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The Washington Ballet | The Nutcracker: Special Performance Dates Join The Washington Ballet for special performances of The Nutcracker, performed at the historic Warner Theatre December 1-24. Family Day: Sunday, December 4. Doors open at 11:30AM; Performance at 1PM. Pre-performance activities include discussion and audience participation as children of all ages discover what it takes […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES THE DETAILS OF THE TWB COMMISIONED WORLD PREMIERE OF FRONTIER*(working title)

October 26, 2016

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES THE DETAILS OF THE TWB COMMISIONED WORLD PREMIERE OF FRONTIER*(working title) Artistic Director Julie Kent is pleased to announce details of her first-ever commissioned work, Frontier (working title), choreographed by Ethan Stiefel for The Washington Ballet. The work is inspired by President Kennedy and his aspirations for America as a leader […]

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The Washington Ballet | New Master Class Workshop Series

October 26, 2016

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The Washington Ballet | New Master Class Workshop Series The Washington Ballet is offering a Master Class and Workshop Series for adult dance students next month. The series features Master Class and Q&A sessions with Artistic Director Julie Kent and Head of The Washington School of Ballet, Xiomara Reyes. This exclusive opportunity also includes ‘Character […]

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The Washington Ballet | New Works! Revised Performance Schedule

October 20, 2016

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The Washington Ballet | New Works! Revised Performance Schedule Studio Company to Perform One-Day Only Saturday, October 29 at 2PM & 7PM The Washington Ballet will present New Works! one-day only on Saturday, October 29 at 2PM and 7PM at THEARC Theater. New Works! features new choreography by Company dancers Francesca Dugarte, Jonathan Jordan and […]

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The Washington Ballet | Julie Kent to Receive ‘Women in Dance Leadership’ Award

October 5, 2016

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The Washington Ballet | Julie Kent to Receive ‘Women in Dance Leadership’ Award Artistic Director Julie Kent will receive the ‘Women in Dance Leadership’ award this week from The National Dance Education Organization. The group is honoring Kent as one of the few women who hold leadership roles in a professional dance company, noting that […]

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The Washington Ballet | Online Auction: 40th Anniversary Celebration

September 26, 2016

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The Washington Ballet | Online Auction: 40th Anniversary Celebration Bid on Exclusive Items Beginning Tomorrow at 10AM   The Washington Ballet performing company is celebrating its historic 40th anniversary and supporting community engagement programs with an online auction that begins this week and features more than 20 exclusive items.   Auction items include:   Private […]

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TWB Signals New Era of Commitment to Education and Community Engagement Programs

September 8, 2016

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  TWB Signals New Era of Commitment to Education and Community Engagement Programs Monica Stephenson Joins Faculty at TWB@THEARC, DanceDC Artistic Director Julie Kent is pleased to announce that Monica Stephenson joined the faculty at The Washington Ballet’s southeast campus TWB@THEARC effective September 1. The move reaffirms TWB’s commitment to continuing the growth and excellence […]

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New Adult Classes: Bollywood, Salsa, Ballroom, Stretch, Modern, Barre, Ballet

August 30, 2016

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New Adult Classes: Bollywood, Salsa, Ballroom, Stretch, Modern, Barre, Ballet The Washington Ballet (TWB) will offer new adult classes including Bollywood, Salsa, Ballroom and Stretch at the new Joseph C. Coleman Studios (The Joe) located above Giant at Cathedral Commons in Northwest DC. In addition, TWB’s Southeast campus, TWB@THEARC will offer new adult Ballet, Modern […]

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The Washington Ballet | Theme & Variations Added to 40th Anniversary Celebration

August 12, 2016

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NEW: Theme & Variations Added to 40th Anniversary Celebration  One Night Only, Special Finale, Narration by Julie Kent The Washington Ballet (TWB) has added the Finale of George Balanchine’s 1947 masterpiece Theme and Variations to its 40th Anniversary Celebration. The work is set to music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and will provide a grand conclusion […]

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Submit Your TWB Photos for the 40th Anniversary Celebration

July 21, 2016

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Submit Your TWB Photos for the 40th Anniversary Celebration Submissions Considered for Photo/Video Montage at Kennedy Center In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, The Washington Ballet is calling for photos of Company members taken throughout the organization’s history. Photos may feature Company members in rehearsals, special functions, performances and casual settings. The submissions will be […]

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The Washington Ballet Announces New Company Member

July 15, 2016

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TWB Announces New Company Member Artistic Director Julie Kent is pleased to announce new Company member Eun Won Lee who joins TWB after serving for six years as a principal dancer with Korean National Ballet. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Korea National University of Arts in Seoul, South Korea and also attended […]

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The Washington Ballet | New Details: 40th Anniversary Celebration

July 1, 2016

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The Washington Ballet | New Details: 40th Anniversary Celebration One Night Only, Special Performances, Narration by Julie Kent Tickets on Sale Today The Washington Ballet (TWB) celebrates 40 years with a special one night only evening of works by Choo San Goh, Septime Webre as well as other favorites from TWB repertoire on September 30, […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2016.2017 SEASON

May 24, 2016

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES 2016.2017 SEASON 40th Anniversary Celebration to Launch the Season  Company Premieres Plus World Premieres   Ballets by Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Jiří Kylian, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Twyla Tharp and Antony Tudor   New Series: Dialogue with Dancers and Beyond the Stage   Studio Company in Aladdin and in an Evening […]

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Dancers in Need Get New Pointe Shoes as Ballet Exceeds Fundraising Goal

May 13, 2016

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Dancers in Need Get New Pointe Shoes as Ballet Exceeds Fundraising Goal The Washington Ballet (TWB) raised more than $19,000 for its Student Pointe Shoe Fund, and will be able to purchase new pointe shoes for 59 dancers at its Southeast Washington, DC campus, TWB@THEARC, ahead of the group’s annual Spring Performance held at the […]

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Dancers In Need of Pointe Shoes

May 2, 2016

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Dancers In Need of Pointe Shoes The Washington Ballet (TWB) is raising support for its Student Pointe Shoe Fund, to provide pointe shoes to 59 dancers at its Southeast Washington, DC campus, TWB@THEARC, ahead of the group’s annual Spring Performance held at the end of May.   The Washington Ballet’s goal is to raise $7,500 […]

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF SCHOOL DIRECTOR KEE JUAN HAN

April 24, 2016

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF SCHOOL DIRECTOR KEE JUAN HAN   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Kee Juan Han, School Director of The Washington School of Ballet, has announced his retirement from the company. Under the direction of Mr. Han, the School has earned distinction for its excellence in ballet training with annual accolades at Youth American Grand […]

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The Washington Ballet Invited to Perform at Millennium Stage

April 20, 2016

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The Washington Ballet Invited to Perform at Millennium Stage The Washington Ballet’s TWB@THEARC Performance Ensemble, an audition-only group, will perform at the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, presenting selections from ballets including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and more. This group of 20 dancers tours DC performing at venues including The White House, […]

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The Washington Ballet Bowie & Queen – A Ballet Rock Tribute!

April 6, 2016

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The Washington Ballet Bowie & Queen – A Ballet Rock Tribute! The Washington Ballet (TWB) presents a full-throttle evening of entertainment that combines the artistry and beauty of dance with the power of the world’s most innovative popular rock icons who defined an epoch and became fixtures in American pop culture -David Bowie and Queen. […]

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Julie Kent Named Artistic Director at The Washington Ballet

March 8, 2016

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Julie Kent Named Artistic Director at The Washington Ballet This afternoon The Washington Ballet Board of Directors selected Julie Kent, retired Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) and artistic director of the ABT Summer Intensive program, as Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet (TWB) effective, July 1, 2016. Kent began her dance training locally […]

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The Washington Ballet | Bowie Queen Ball

February 25, 2016

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The Washington Ballet | Gala Celebrates Rock Legends David Bowie and Freddie Mercury The Washington Ballet will hold THE BOWIE QUEEN BALL to support education and community engagement programs including THEARC and the extensive public school program DanceDC. Sponsorships are available. The annual gala enables hundreds of children at THEARC in Ward 8 and in the […]

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