Ballet dancer

Former Richmond Ballet dancer Ben Malone followed his childhood dream by becoming a police officer

At 15, Ben Malone made his Nutcracker debut in the party scene. But unlike many of her peers, dancing was not her childhood dream. While other toddlers longed for tutus or tunics and remembered the days when they had their chins up to the bar, Malone dreamed not of costumes, but of a uniform. “I’ve […]

Ballet academy

Bridie Hanrahan offered a place in the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet Academy, Russia | Guardian Mudgee

news, local news, “That was the last thing on my mind, I just went there for the experience and didn’t really think it would happen.” Last month, Bridie Hanrahan made the 30-hour flight to Florence, Italy, to dance as part of the Bolshoi Ballet’s intensive summer program, a decision she would not have made without […]

Ballet dancer

Royal Ballet dancer and Cats star Francesca Hayward is one of Meghan Markle’s 15

A principal dancer from the Royal Ballet also stars as one of Meghan Markle’s Vogue pioneers. Francesca Hayward, 27, who was born in Nairobi and moved to Sussex aged two to live with her British grandparents, took to Instagram to thank Meghan and Vogue editor Edward Enninful for such an “honor” after appearing on the […]

Opera ballet

The Ballet de l’Opéra de Marigny offers an adult and avant-garde cuisine | Entertainment/Life

The next Program 2 of the Ballet de l’Opéra de Marigny is ambitious and diversified: three original ballets with three choreographers, a commissioned score, a rare interpretation of an avant-garde composition from the 20th century and a concert pianist. The trio of very different ballets offer few clues to the intense and exciting evening the […]

Opera ballet

Marigny Opera Ballet announces its 2017-18 season | Arts

GiselleDeslondes-MarignyOperaBallet-ElsaHahne-DG3_6111.jpg Marigny Opera Ballet has announced its 2017-18 season. (Elsa Hahn) Capping off three successful seasons of sold-out performances, Marigny Opera Ballet impresario Dave Hurlbert kicks off the 2017-18 season with world premieres; original music commissioned; edgy choreography; and stellar dancers. And that’s just to start. Though Hurlbert remains focused on local and regional choreographers, […]

Ballet dancer

Who is Francesca Hayward? The Royal Ballet dancer in the ‘Cats’ trailer

In the new “Cats” trailer, stars Taylor Swift, Idris Elba and James Corden appear as CGI-enhanced felines. But it’s Royal Ballet dancer Francesca Hayward who takes center stage in the two-and-a-half-minute clip. Set to Jennifer Hudson’s rendition of the song “Memory,” the trailer showcases Hayward’s flawless throws, spins, and long extensions. Hayward plays Victoria, the […]

Opera ballet

The performance of the Astana Opera Ballet Company becomes a gift in Kaunas

NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – On July 5, a unique gala ballet program, featuring world classical masterpieces and works by outstanding choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, was presented to the Lithuanian audience by the Astana Opera Ballet Company. Thousands of tourists and city residents, who gathered in an open space near the famous Kaunas Castle, […]