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Granada Hills Charter High dancer to study at Bolshoi Ballet Academy – Daily News

GRANADA HILLS >> Fourteen-year-old dancer Sana Suzuki will soon be preparing her slippers for the Bolshoi Ballet Academy. The 9th grade ballerina from Granada Hills Charter High School has just been chosen to study full-time at the Moscow academy after showing off her ballet skills at the Bolshoi Summer Intensive Trials in Connecticut. She flies […]

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Premiere of Crystal Pite, Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris — the review

Ironically, the greatest successes of the Benjamin Millepied era at the Paris Opera Ballet came after his resignation. The mixed poster that opened the season, programmed by Millepied but now piloted by its replacement, Aurélie Dupont, was the company’s best for some time, crowned by a very convincing creation by Crystal Pite. With 154 dancers, […]

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Review: The Paris Opera Ballet kicks off a new season with futuristic choreography

But before the end of that season, Mr Millepied announced his resignation and in July left, replaced by former Paris Opera star Aurélie Dupont. It was Mme Dupont, together with Stéphane Lissner, the director of the Paris Opera, who presided over this year’s event, and although the ballets on the program were commissioned by Mr […]

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Kazakh ballet dancer reaches new heights in national dance competition

ASTANA – Astana Opera’s principal soloist Bakhtiyar Adamzhan has won the Grand Prize at the Astana International Ballet Competition, held September 10-17. Photo credit: Karla Nur Adamzhan has been on a tear recently, winning the Istanbul International Ballet Competition Grand Prix in July and early August, wowing the judges at the Seoul International Dance Competition, […]

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Misty Copeland Interview – How the Ballet Dancer Survived College

It’s hard to imagine Misty Copeland, the wallflower. At 34, she is a world-renowned ballet dancer, speaker and writer. At the American Ballet Theater, she is a pioneer. Last summer, she became the first African-American woman in company history to be elevated to principal dancer. But as she tells it, she wasn’t always so outspoken, […]

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Paris Opera Ballet lambasted by listeners for €90,000 taxi bill | Paris

It declares itself the cradle of classical dance and is among the oldest and most prestigious classical bodies in the world, known for their star dancers and little ratsthe child stars of its 300-year-old school. When it comes to sophisticated footwork, however, Paris Opera Ballet directors found they were unwittingly in the spotlight this week. […]

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Haunting fantasy of an artist from the Paris Opera Ballet

Last year, the Paris Opera Ballet’s new online platform, 3e Scène, approached photographer Alex Prager and asked her to make a film. She was given creative carte blanche and granted full access to the company’s facilities and dancers. The result is “La Grande Exit”, a ten-minute film which makes its US debut at the Lehmann […]

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A Waterdown dancer heads to the Bolshoi Ballet Academy

“They’re not passionate,” she explained. “It’s because their parents put them through so many years and they don’t find dancing fun or joyful, it’s just practice, practice and then they did all this work for nothing. “What I appreciate the most is that my mom let me decide, like she let me take my time […]