Ballet academy

Metropolitan Ballet Academy student dancers take top honors at the 2018 Philadelphia YAGP Regional Semi-Final

Young dancers studying at the Metropolitan Ballet Academy (MBA) in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, achieved great success at the 2018 Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP), taking top honors in the annual competition’s regional semi-finals held in held in Philadelphia from January 4-7, 2018. 47 MBA dancers, including 14 young men from the famed MBA Boys Scholarship Program, […]

Ballet dancer

Former Charlotte Ballet dancer returns to town for Phantom of the Opera national tour

Emily Ramirez is Meg Giry in the nationwide tour of ‘Phantom of the Opera’, opening January 17 at the Blumenthal. Matthew Murphy The first time Emily Ramirez saw ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ – in 2014 in Charlotte – she thought she couldn’t attend the whole show: the operation she had recently undergone, to save […]

Ballet dancer

Britain’s oldest ballet dancer passes elite exam at 80

Any dancer would be thrilled to pass a high-level exam at a world-renowned ballet school. But when you’re doing it at 80 — and entering the record books as the nation’s oldest ballet dancer — it’s all the more enjoyable. This is the birthday present that great-grandmother Barbara Peters has just received. Any dancer would […]

Opera ballet

Paris Opera Ballet: An Evening in Paris

This Saturday, attend a magnificent recital tribute to the city of love, with Agnès Letestu, the great lady of Paris Opera Ballet. In 2014, to the deafening applause of a delighted French audience who attended her performance in La Dame aux camélias by John Neumeier, the official career of Agnès Letestu, the great lady of […]