Ballet dancer

North Van ballet dancer wins international honors

Goh Ballet’s Ashley Coupal is the first Canadian to win the gold medal at the World Ballet Competition final When North Vancouver resident Ashley Coupal was a young girl, her parents noticed her talent for dancing. When they played music at home, Coupal would start moving, and surprisingly in rhythm, for someone his age. So […]

Ballet academy

Michigan Ballet Academy names new artistic director

The Michigan Ballet Academy has hired a former Bolshoi dancer as its new artistic director. Irina Vassileni will succeed Nikoloz Makhateli to oversee the school, produce full ballets and continue the rigorous Vaganova training for which she is known. The Michigan Ballet Academy is a ballet training school in Forest Hills, located at 1595 Galbraith […]

Opera ballet

Ballerina Kang Ho-hyun, latest Korean addition to the Paris Opera Ballet

There are now three Korean ballerinas in the Paris Opera Ballet as Kang Ho-hyun recently joined the company after a year-long training period. Founded in 1669, the Paris Opera Ballet is one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world, along with the Royal Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet and the Mariinsky Ballet. Attracting many […]

Ballet dancer

Local ballet dancer scores near perfect in US competition

Breadcrumb Links Local News local arts Ashley Coupal, 15, is the first Canadian to win a gold medal at the World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida. She scored a near-perfect 9.850 for her final solo ballet of the third round of the competition in June. Photo by MICHAEL CAIRNS Content of the article A 15-year-old […]