Opera ballet

The Paris Opera Ballet returns with new surprises

©OnP The Rudolf Nureyev version of “Swan Lake” presented by the Paris Opera Ballet The 350-year-old Paris Opera Ballet will return to the stage at the Grand Théâtre de Shanghai, 14 years after its phenomenal debut in the city. The troupe will present two works this time. One is the classical ballet “Swan Lake” performed […]

Ballet dancer

Q&A with ballet dancer Alyona Kovalyova

Alyona Kovalyova, 20, was accepted into the Bolshoi Ballet just after graduated with honors from the Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg, her hometown, in 2016. Her lead roles with ballet have included Myrtha in Gisele and Odette/Odile in Swan Lake. What was your childhood or your first ambition?Being athletic, I loved tennis. My plans for […]

Ballet academy

Wellington’s teenage ballerina’s pirouettes won her a spot at the Houston Ballet Academy

ROSA WOODS/STUFF Fifteen-year-old ballerina Macy Cook will be hard at work next year, training at the Houston Ballet Academy in America. Fifteen-year-old ballerina Macy Cook trains at least 25 hours a week, perfecting her pirouettes. Her hard work has paid off, as she flies to America in mid-August to take up a place at Houston […]