Ballet academy

Pamplin Media Group – Classical Ballet Academy dancers to compete in New York

Eight young women, including three with ties to Clackamas County, have qualified to compete and compete in the Youth America Grand Prix Finals April 10-15 at Lincoln Center in New York City. Calling the event the “Ballet Olympics,” Sarah Rigles, principal of the Classical Ballet Academy on Southeast Milwaukie Avenue in Portland, where all the […]

Ballet academy

Fountain Valley’s Southland Ballet Academy troupe ready on pointe – Orange County Register

About 10 ballet dancers effortlessly rise and fall on their tiptoes to the sound of classical piano playing over the studio’s PA system. The students in this class last week ranged from girls in their early teens to a ballet teacher keeping her skills sharp for her own students. Instructor Hanna Przyludzka-Karacic walks around the […]

Ballet academy

Greenwich Ballet Academy dancers finish strong at Youth America Grand Prix

GREENWICH, Conn. – Ten dedicated and determined dancers from Greenwich Ballet Academy defied a deluge of snow Feb. 6-8 to compete in the 2015 American Youth Grand Prix Competition in Boston. For GBA student Elisabeth Beyer of Rye, NY, that meant placing second in the ballet category of the junior division (12-14). Beyer also placed […]

Opera ballet

Swan Lake, Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris, Opéra Bastille, Paris — the review

The Paris Opera Ballet is in transition. When Rudolf Nureyev’s production of Swan Lake was last seen in 2011, the injury-ridden race and exhausted corps de ballet seemed to signal that the company was losing speed and faith in the classical repertoire. Four years later, under Benjamin Millepied, the lake looks much happier, with new […]