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English National Ballet Lead Principal Zdenek Konvalina has announced he is to leave the Company

September 19, 2014

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English National Ballet Lead Principal Zdenek Konvalina has announced he is to leave the Company Zdenek Konvalina joined English National Ballet as Lead Principal in 2011. During his time with the Company he performed lead roles in productions including Swan Lake, Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Manon and Apollo. Konvalina says, “being a member of English National […]

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English National Ballet | Principal Casting Autumn 2014 UK Tour and Nutcracker

August 18, 2014

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English National Ballet | Principal Casting Autumn 2014 UK Tour and Nutcracker Principal casting for English National Ballet’s Autumn UK tour and Nutcracker is today announced. Joining English National Ballet from Boston Ballet, Alejandro Virelles makes his debut as Principal with the Company, performing the role of Prince Siegfried alongside Alina Cojocaru’s Odette/Odile in Derek […]

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Akram Khan & Tamara Rojo In First Ever Performance Together For Lest We Forget

March 11, 2014

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Akram Khan & Tamara Rojo In First Ever Performance Together For Lest We Forget                           Akram Khan and Tamara Rojo are set to perform in an unmissable first, for this World Premiere, which opens at the Barbican on 2 April 2014. Further Principal […]

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Royal Ballet & English National Ballet dancers in Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014

February 5, 2014

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Royal Ballet & English National Ballet dancers in Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 Bilateral UK-Russia Year of Culture 2014 will be marked in Olympic Sochi with the performance of the principal dancers with the Royal Opera House and the English National Ballet. On February 8, 2014, the Olympic Sochi will welcome famous guests from […]

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo Announced In Principal Casting For Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall

April 29, 2013

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English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo Announced In Principal Casting For Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall

English National Ballet’s Tamara Rojo Announced In Principal Casting For Swan Lake At Royal Albert Hall   Wednesday 12 June – Saturday 23 June 2013 Tickets: £19.50 – £65             Box Office: 020 7838 3100                                                                                                     The Principal Casting for English National Ballet’s Swan Lake at the Royal Albert Hall this June will include: Tamara […]

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Ballet and Fine Art Photography

December 14, 2012

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Ballet and Fine Art Photography Yesterday I reviewed English National Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum, and in addition to the performance, four company dancers have mounted an exhibition of their photography at the Orchestra Stalls Level. It’s well worth a look if you have a ticket for the ballet. If not, take […]

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English National Ballet announces Vadim Muntagirov in new star ranking Lead Principal

December 13, 2012

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English National Ballet announces Vadim Muntagirov in new star ranking Lead Principal  English National Ballet has awarded Vadim Muntagirov with a new Lead Principal title. This dancer accolade has been awarded to Vadim in recognition of his exceptional dance ability. Vadim Muntagirov said: “I am very happy to be promoted and thank you to Tamara […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Giselle Features Four Casts

November 16, 2012

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National Ballet of Canada | Giselle Features Four Casts

National Ballet of Canada | Giselle Features Four Casts First Soloist Naoya Ebe Debuts as Albrecht Evan McKie and Zdenek Konvalina Return as Guest Artists   Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Giselle which is onstage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts […]

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season

September 24, 2012

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English National Ballet | AD Tamara Rojo announces new season  Tamara Rojo, the new Artistic Director of English National Ballet, today announced details of the company’s new season, talked about her vision for the company and introduced her new artistic team. Ecstasy and Death – 20th Century masterpieces including the company premiere of Jiř Kylián’s […]

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English National Ballet | casting for The Sleeping Beauty

September 14, 2012

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English National Ballet | casting for The Sleeping Beauty Principal casting has been announced for English National Ballet’s Autumn tour of The Sleeping Beauty.  It will be the first chance for audiences to see new Artistic Director Tamara Rojo dancing with the company at the same time (she was previously a company dancer before leaving for The […]

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Swan Lake

August 4, 2012

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Ballet News Reviews | English National Ballet’s Swan Lake Swan Lake English National Ballet London Coliseum Friday, August 3rd 2012 The Visa delays that led to Vadim Muntagirov and Daria Klimentová partnering each other on opening night in Derek Deane’s Swan Lake (in the round, at the Royal Albert Hall, when Polina Semionova couldn’t get her Visa in time), […]

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English National Ballet return to the Lake | full casting announced

July 10, 2012

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English National Ballet return to the Lake Derek Deane’s Swan Lake makes a welcome return to the Coliseum for ten performances only during Summer 2012, offering visitors to London the chance to see this five star reviewed production. Dancing the lead role of Odette/Odile on opening night will be Daria Klimentová alongside Russian star Vadim […]

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National Ballet of Canada | Smash Hit Chroma Onstage June 13 | Presented with Elite Syncopations and Song of a Wayfarer | Aleksandar Antonijevic Celebrates 20th Anniversary

May 29, 2012

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Etienne Lavigne in Elite Syncopations. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

National Ballet of Canada | Smash Hit Chroma Onstage June 13 | Presented with Elite Syncopations and Song of a Wayfarer | Aleksandar Antonijevic Celebrates 20th Anniversary May 29, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the casting for the summer mixed programme featuring Chroma with Elite Syncopations & Song of […]

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The National Ballet of Canada | Torontonian Evan McKie Guests and Makes Hometown Debut in The Sleeping Beauty

February 16, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada | Torontonian Evan McKie Guests and Makes Hometown Debut in The Sleeping Beauty   February 15, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Rudolf Nureyev’s landmark production of The Sleeping Beauty which opens the Winter Season on March 10, 2012 […]

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Winter Season Features Three Full-Length Ballets

January 18, 2012

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The National Ballet of Canada’s Winter Season Features Three Full-Length Ballets Evan McKie, Zdenek Konvalina, Bridgett Zehr and Matjash Mrozewski Guest La Fille mal gardée is Dedicated to Alexander Grant January 18, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet Canada, today announced that the 60th anniversary celebrations continue this Winter Season with four guest […]

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English National Ballet announces promotions

July 21, 2011

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English National Ballet Promotions 2011/2012  No surprises that Vadim Muntagirov has been promoted from First Soloist to Principal dancer. He joined in 2009 and, despite his youth and inexperience, he has been dancing Principal roles on press nights for some time. He has formed a strong dance partnership with Senior Principal Daria Klimentová. Similarly, Yonah Acosta’s technique was […]

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The National Ballet of Canada Celebrating Greta – Principal Casting Announced for Mozartiana & Other Dances & In The Upper Room

June 9, 2011

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 Celebrating Greta – Principal Casting Announced for Mozartiana & Other Dances & In The Upper Room June 8, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the summer mixed programme, Celebrating Greta, which features works by three great American choreographers, George Balanchine’s Mozartiana, Jerome Robbins’ Other […]

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National Ballet of Canada’s Jillian Vanstone is Opening Night Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

May 27, 2011

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Jillian Vanstone is Opening Night Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opening Night Ballet Talk with Christopher Wheeldon and Karen Kain May 27, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the North American premiere of Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, onstage June 4 – […]

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National Ballet of Canada : Bridgett Zehr and Zdenek Konvalina Appointed Guest Artists in 2011/12 Season

May 4, 2011

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Bridgett Zehr and Zdenek Konvalina Appointed Guest Artists in 2011/12 Season May 4, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancers Zdenek Konvalina and Bridgett Zehr will become Guest Artists in the 2011/12 season. Mr. Konvalina and Ms. Zehr will continue to perform with the National Ballet […]

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National Ballet of Canada : Highly Anticipated North American Premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opens June 4

April 21, 2011

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Highly Anticipated North American Premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Opens June 4 Jillian Vanstone, Sonia Rodriguez and Heather Ogden Cast as Alice April 21, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that First Soloist Jillian Vanstone and Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Heather Ogden will perform the lead […]

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