Ballet academy

A student from Saint Helena accepted for the summer intensive at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy | Star of Saint Helena

Ava Busby could be considered a typical 13-year-old student at Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School — good grades, athletic, and friendly — with one exception. Ava Busby is a ballerina – tall, slender, graceful and poised – and watching her stretch and bend next to the ballet barre in a black leotard, it’s easy to […]

Ballet academy

Anchorage Ballet Academy troubled by sexual assault allegation against director

Anchorage Ballet, Tuesday, December 19, 2017. (Loren Holmes/DNA) Management at an Anchorage ballet academy decides whether to fire its longtime director after a 27-year-old dance student accused him of sexually assaulting her after a performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ earlier this month. The allegation, reported to Anchorage police and made public in a Facebook post last […]