Tag Archives: White Lodge

Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot

December 3, 2016

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Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: with a student at the Royal School of Ballet Darcey Bussell - (C) Matchlight Ltd - Photographer: Andrew Muggleton

Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot Margot Fonteyn has inspired generations of ballerinas. She was beautiful, brilliant, talented and never put a foot wrong on stage. Her late flowering partnering with Rudolf Nureyev created the most dazzling ballet partnership in history. And yet behind the scenes, as Darcey Bussell discovers, Margot’s life was marked by tragedy […]

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The Royal Ballet School Welcomes The Prince of Wales

June 17, 2016

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The Royal Ballet School Welcomes The Prince of Wales The Royal Ballet School was privileged to welcome its President, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, to White Lodge today.  HRH took a tour of the School, visiting students in academic and ballet classes, before watching a spectacular performance in the Margot Fonteyn Theatre.   The […]

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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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Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet

April 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell at White Lodge Museum with Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School. Photo: Brian Slater

Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet A very special exhibition is being mounted this spring 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 will chart Darcey Bussell’s […]

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BBC’s Antiques Roadshow filmed at The Royal Ballet School

January 5, 2014

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Fiona Bruce films the BBC's Antiques Roadshow at White Lodge. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

BBC’s Antiques Roadshow filmed at The Royal Ballet School Last summer the BBC arrived at White Lodge, the home of The Royal Ballet Lower School in Richmond Park, to film an episode of The Antiques Roadshow. The BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce presents the show, which saw locals and their treasures filmed on the lawns of […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Richmond Park

September 25, 2012

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a swan takes off from a lake

Ballet News Reviews | Richmond Park by Alex Saberi It’s a great time for photography enthusiasts and professionals alike.  First we had Darcey Bussell’s wonderful photo-biography which was a visual delight and now Richmond Park, by Alex Saberi, a professional photographer who has spent 7 years compiling the exquisite photographs that document the home of The Royal Ballet […]

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Open House London 2012

August 17, 2012

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Open House London 2012 2012 is the 20th anniversary of Open House London, whose concept is to show examples of well designed buildings which have a positive impact and to engage everyone in the conversation.  Best of all, it’s a FREE weekend of special events, and some of them will take you to ballet-related buildings. […]

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The Royal Ballet School | 2 dates for your diary

June 3, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School | 2 dates for your diary The Royal Ballet School Isabella Plantation Access Project Fundraising Gala The Royal Ballet School at White Lodge in Richmond Park will host a Gala performance on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 to raise funds in support of the Isabella Plantation Access Project. Guests will be greeted […]

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The Royal Ballet School to perform at ‘Wild London’ to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

May 13, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School to perform at Wild London to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Want to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty The Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year ? On Tuesday, May 15th, Her Majesty The Queen will visit Wild London in Richmond Park as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It’s 23 years […]

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The Royal Ballet Lower School in ITV show

March 20, 2012

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David Suchet with a Leica M3

The Royal Ballet Lower School in ITV show In this programme, called Those I Have Shot, actor David Suchet follows in the footsteps of his Fleet Street press photographer grandfather, James Jarché. Suchet’s aim is to discover what it was like for Jarché to be sent on an assignment and “told not to come back unless […]

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The Royal Ballet School | Independent Schools Inspectorate report for 2011

January 16, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in rehearsal clothes

The Royal Ballet School | Independent Schools Inspectorate Inspection 2011 During October and November last year inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspected The Royal Ballet Lower and Upper Schools (RBS).  ISI is “a body approved for the purpose of inspection under Section 162A of the Education Act 2002. As such we report to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 25, 2011

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Knowing that I have a week ahead of me allowing me to move, that I can do what I love doing most of all and that I don’t have to sit still on an office chair all day long! Why […]

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Ballet Chocolat

July 6, 2011

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Every now and then (but nowhere near often enough) something innovative catches my eye and I just have to break the Ballet News rules !  This is one such occassion. The National Youth Ballet is not a vocational school or ballet company, rather it’s dancers are yound dance students who have often gone on to […]

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Snapshot : The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day

June 12, 2011

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The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day , Richmond Park   The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day 11 June 2011 Ballet on the lawn of historic White Lodge  Introducing the JA’s (Junior Associates), with a Suite of 17th Century English Dances were : Nina Anderson, Eleanor Baker, Sophia Barron, Emilia Beattie, Grace Castle, Isabelle Dann, Karya […]

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The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day 2011

June 11, 2011

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dancers on stage outside in the sun

White Lodge, The Royal Ballet Lower School, Open Day in Richmond Park  Today, in the grounds of White Lodge, the students of The Royal Ballet Lower School danced in front of a packed audience. Ballet report part 1 In part one of my report, you can see some of the photos from several difference performances – […]

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary

March 30, 2011

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John Rhys Halliwell triumphs at 2011 Phyllis Bedells Bursary Sixteen-year-old Briton, John Rhys Halliwell, a finalist in the 2006 Fonteyn Nureyev Young Dancers Competition, has won the prestigious Phyllis Bedells Bursary held on Sunday 27 March 2011 at Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Headquarters.  Held in honour of Miss Phyllis Bedells, founding member and Vice […]

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The Royal Ballet School celebrates its founder on International Women’s Day

March 8, 2011

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Freed shoes logo and two other ballet companies

Today is International Women’s Day, and I’d like to highlight the day with some information about an up-coming conference hosted by The Royal Ballet School to mark the 10th Anniversary of the death of the Founder of The Royal Ballet School and Companies – the one and only Dame Ninette de Valois OM, CH, DBE (1898-2001). Entitled […]

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Ballet NEWS | Brits Abroad – American Ballet Theatre’s Thomas Forster

February 15, 2011

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dancer stands in front of red phone box

Brits abroad As I turn to be introduced to London-born Thomas Forster, a Corps de ballet dancer with American Ballet Theatre, I fear I’m going to be visiting my Chiropractor very soon afterwards as I gaze skywards and am greeted by a 6’3”giant who, as you’ll see, turns out to be absolutely lovely. We’re catching […]

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The Royal Ballet School returns to NYC

February 10, 2011

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The Royal Ballet School logo with Royal crest

PRESS RELEASE The Royal Ballet School returns to New York City as part of an educational exchange programme with American Ballet Theatre’s junior company, ABT ll.     New York City visit culminates with two joint public performances at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theatre on 4 and 5 March, 2011. February 2011 The Royal Ballet […]

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Choreography central – the choreographer and his muse

November 21, 2010

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Choreography central – the choreographer and his muse

Earlier this year I interviewed two dancers from Corella Ballet in Spain : Tracy Jones and Russell Ducker.  What makes these two special, and the reason that I am writing about them again, is because as well as being company dancers and friends, Russell choreographs on Tracy; a process I wanted to learn more about.  Russell […]

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