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Ballet artists from Astana Opera shine in international competition in New York

ASTANA — Artists from the Astana Opera Theater scored a double victory at the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition (VKIBC) from June 5-10 in New York, according to the theater’s press service. Principal dancer of the Astana Opera Ballet, Bakhtiyar Adamzhan became the first Grand Prix winner in the Classical Dance category in the history […]

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Nevada City Ballet Academy presents “The Jungle Book”

Nevada City Ballet Academy is thrilled to present an original adaptation of the beloved classic, “The Jungle Book.” Studio director and choreographer Krista Pagan has created a ballet version of the story that showcases the skills and talents of her dedicated students. The show will take place at 7 p.m. on June 21 at the […]

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The local ballet academy on tour in Austria

Brigid Sorrell had been dancing ballet since the age of 3, but performing in Austria was unlike anything she had experienced before. Sorrell, 17, had joined the Corpus Christi Ballet Academy during their trip to Austria in 2015 and now she is returning. “I just remember how much I loved dancing for the people,” Sorrell […]

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Ballet dancer jumps onto subway tracks and gets man to safety

After a 58-year-old man fell onto subway tracks on Saturday night in Manhattan, a ballet dancer, who had just seen his wife perform with the American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera House, jumped after him. With a lift they don’t teach in dance school, he got it to safety. “At first I waited for […]

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Senior dancers prepare for final performance at Kansas Ballet Academy

Last week was the last week of rehearsals before Kansas Ballet Academy’s annual class concert, and there was palpable excitement in the air. As John Katz, an academy graduate puts on his ballet slippers, his enthusiasm contrasts with the sentimental thoughts of his teacher, Linda Virr-Niemackl. Virr-Niemackl, formerly of Topeka Ballet Inc., watched these dancers […]