Tag Archives: Theme & Variations

Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre

May 27, 2012

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Angela Malan, Senior Principal dancer, Ballet Mistress and Coach, South African Ballet Theatre  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I am motivated by the constant, yet unobtainable strive for perfection! Why ballet ? Ballet is the only thing that feeds all I need: my soul, my body, […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet

December 18, 2011

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Steven Woodgate, Allison Miller, Lauren Majewski, Elise Judson, Lauren Ciobanu

Cupcakes & Conversation with Allison Miller, Corps de Ballet, Houston Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? I have to admit that I’m not a morning person, but once I get up and going I think about how lucky I am that “going to work” means dancing all day. Why ballet […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jennifer Kronenberg, Principal, Miami City Ballet

May 24, 2011

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Jennifer Carlynn Kronenberg, Principal, Miami City Ballet     Jennifer is married to fellow Miami City Ballet principal, Cuban Carlos Miguel Guerra. Jennifer joined MCB in 1994 as an apprentice and has been a principal since 2001, the year that Carlos joined the company. Jennifer writes on her blog and has recently […]

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American Ballet Theatre updated casting for London tour

January 27, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre updated casting for London tour

Ethan Stiefel will  not be performing in London, and so the casting has been revised as follows. American Ballet Theatre Two Mixed Bills UK PREMIERE Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 February 2011 Performances: Tue – Sun at 7.30pm, Sat and Sun matinees at 2.30pm Tickets: £10 – £70  Ticket office: 0844 412 4300 or please vitsit the Sadlers […]

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American Ballet Theatre casting announced for London dates

January 18, 2011

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American Ballet Theatre, recognised as one of the greatest dance companies in the world, presents two mixed bills which showcase the company’s extraordinary versatility (Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 February). The casting has been announced (and is subject to change) as follows : Feb 1 7:30 PM Seven Sonatas J Kent, X Reyes, S Abrera, D […]

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Royal Ballet to pay tribute to Dame Alicia Alonso

October 11, 2010

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ROYAL BALLET TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE 20TH CENTURY’S GREATEST BALLERINAS On Friday 15 October 2010, The Royal Ballet will pay tribute to Dame Alicia Alonso, Founder and Director of the Nacional Ballet de Cuba. Dame Alicia will celebrate her 90th birthday later in the year, and in a special acknowledgment of her outstanding […]

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE TO PERFORM IN MOSCOW

October 7, 2010

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AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE TO PERFORM IN MOSCOW

AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE TO PERFORM IN MOSCOW, MARCH 29-31, 2010 American Ballet Theatre will perform in Moscow, March 29-31, 2011 at the new stage of the State Academic Bolshoi Theater of Russia.  The tour was announced today by ABT Executive Director Rachel Moore. American Ballet Theatre’s performances in Moscow are part of the annual Mstislav […]

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Royal Ballet Casting update

October 6, 2010

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Leanne Benjamin and Edward Watson will replace Alina Cojocaru and Johan Kobborg in Kim Brandstrup’s new ballet Invitus Invitam on 15, 18, 22 and 30 October.  This is due to the large workload Alina Cojocaru is currently experiencing. However, she will continue to dance Onegin on 9 and 25 October, all her scheduled Theme and Variations […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Bouder, Principal, New York City Ballet

September 29, 2010

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dancer in jete on stage

     Cupcakes & Conversation with Ashley Bouder, Principal, New York City Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? The idea of starting a new week fresh and feeling rested. Also, my dog Scout needs to go out to the bathroom. Why ballet ? Why not? It is my passion. I […]

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Cupcakes & conversation with Chelsy Meiss, Corps de ballet, The National Ballet of Canada

September 24, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Chelsy Meiss, Corps de ballet, National Ballet of Canada  What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ?   The fact that I can do what I love is enough. In the morning ballet class is where I am able to maintain and further my technique which motivates me to […]

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Kim Brandstrup’s new ballet – Invitus Invitam

September 21, 2010

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As part of the Autumn season at The Royal Opera House, a quadruple bill comprising  La Valse | New Brandstrup | Winter Dreams | Theme & Variations  opens on Friday 15th October 2010.  If you booked tickets for this bill long before the name had been announced, you might like to know that Kim Brandstrup’s […]

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Behind the scenes with The Royal Ballet’s Celisa Diuana

September 19, 2010

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dancer in jete in front of London Eye

Celisa Diuana is a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet in London’s Covent Garden.  I’ve published a series of behind the scenes video clips, taken during the photo/fashion shoot which took place recently.  If you’ve missed any of the earlier features in this series, you can read my pre-season interview with Celisa – […]

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Behind the scenes photoshoot at The Royal Ballet

September 17, 2010

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dancer in arabesque

So, what does go into producing great photographs on a ballet + fashion shoot ? I promised you I’d upload some videos from my recent photo shoot with Royal Ballet corps de ballet dancer Celisa Diuana, and here is the first one !  Un-edited, deliberately, the aim is to give you a glimpse of the […]

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The secret of Celisa’s success

September 15, 2010

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The secret of Celisa’s success

Even the clothes are wilting.  The air in the studio is languid and thick with endeavour.  Discarded tutus and dresses longer and thinner than pencils scatter the floor and droop earthwards. But not our star dancer.  Celisa Diuana, a corps de ballet dancer with The Royal Ballet, is trying to hit the photographer’s mark with a […]

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American Ballet Theatre in London

August 31, 2010

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The great American Ballet Theatre arrive in London in February 2011.  Why am I telling you this now ?  Well, because if you want to see them, you’ll need to snap up some tickets, which are on sale now.    ABT are bringing two programmes to London between Tuesday 1st and Sunday 6th February.    Programe One […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maria Kochetkova, Principal, San Francisco Ballet

April 1, 2010

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Maria Kochetkova, Principal, San Francisco Ballet Elo Double Evil photo © Erik Tomasson What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning ? Coffee and a croissant. What are you looking forward to dancing in 2010 ? We just had a premier of Wheeldon’s new ballet Ghosts where I was dancing […]

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