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Charlotte Chivers, the Ballarat ballet dancer with the world at her feet | The mail

news, latest news, One of Ballarat’s brightest dance talents will bid farewell to the city this week as she attends a full-time ballet school in Queensland. Charlotte Chivers, 14, will spend all of Year 9 at the Classical Coaching Australia academy in Brisbane. Leaving Loreto College, she will devote the next year to developing her […]

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Shaking up at the Vienna Ballet Academy after abuse scandal

VIENNA, AUSTRIA — The famed Vienna State Opera ballet academy announced a staff reshuffle on Friday, days after an official commission reported it was putting children’s welfare at risk. Academy director Simona Noja-Nebyla has been relieved of her duties, according to a statement from the Austrian Public Theater Organization. Noja-Nebyla was not sacked but her […]

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Vienna Ballet Academy removes leader’s power after abuse scandal

LONDON — The Vienna State Opera on Friday removed all responsibilities from Simona Noja-Nebyla, general manager of its historic ballet academy. The move came just days after an independent commission said the academy had put the wellbeing of its students at risk. The academy had given its students “insufficient medical and therapeutic care”, the commission, […]

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Vienna ballet academy ‘endangers children’s well-being’

The Vienna Ballet Academy is accused of inflicting severe physical and mental abuse on its students as well as sexual assault. -AFP photo Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is putting children’s well-being at risk, including by encouraging them to smoke to stay thin, an Austrian commission investigating allegations of abuse said on Tuesday. The scandal erupted […]

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Vienna State Opera ballet academy ‘told child dancers to smoke’, investigation finds

CNN — Children at Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy were routinely humiliated and told to smoke to stay slim, according to an investigation. A government-backed commission found that the welfare of child performers was not taken into account at the Vienna State Opera Academy, according to a summary of the report. The Vienna State Opera said […]

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Texas Metropolitan Ballet Academy students audition for The Nutcracker and Dance Company | Local News

The dancers arrived early to warm up for the Texas Metropolitan Ballet Academy’s Nutcracker audition last weekend in Killeen. Texas Metropolitan Ballet is a professional dance company in Killeen at 3500 Trimmer Road. Artistic director Randall Marks founded TMB in 2016. The academy presents The Nutcracker every year. Selected dancers must attend weekend rehearsals from […]

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A prestigious ballet academy “encouraged children to smoke to stay thin” | The Independent

According to an investigation, children at the prestigious ballet academy of the Vienna State Opera were encouraged to smoke to control their weight. The scandal first erupted in April when a media report accused the school of inflicting severe physical and mental abuse on its students. At the time, the Sway The newspaper published a […]

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The Vienna Ballet Academy “encouraged children to smoke to stay slim” | Austria

Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is putting children’s well-being at risk, including by encouraging them to smoke to stay thin, an Austrian commission investigating allegations of abuse has concluded. The scandal erupted in April when a media report accused Vienna’s famed state opera academy of inflicting severe physical and mental abuse on its students as well […]

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Vienna ballet academy told kids to start smoking to stay slim, survey finds | News | DW

A special commission investigating allegations of abuse at the Vienna State Opera’s ballet academy found a general “disregard” for child protection at the school, according to a report released on Tuesday. “It is clear that children and young people are not adequately protected against discrimination, neglect and adverse medical effects,” the government-backed commission said in […]

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Ballet Academy encouraged children to smoke to stay slim, addressed them by first name and clothing size, survey finds

The Vienna State Opera Ballet School has been accused of endangering the well-being of its young students by encouraging them to smoke to stay thin, an Austrian commission investigating alleged abuse says in a report released on Tuesday. In April, media reports from the Austrian news magazine Sway accused the school of inflicting abuse, both […]

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Vienna State Opera’s prestigious ballet academy ‘put children at risk as part of a culture of abuse’

Vienna’s prestigious ballet academy is putting children’s well-being at risk, including by encouraging them to smoke to stay thin, an Austrian commission investigating allegations of abuse said today. The scandal erupted in April when a media report accused Vienna’s famed state opera academy of inflicting severe physical and mental abuse on its students as well […]

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More Than Dance: Kansas Ballet Academy Teaches Hard Work and Perseverance

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – At Kansas Ballet Academy, students learn graceful movements and techniques. But they also learn life lessons. “It’s not instant gratification,” director Alexander Smirnov said. “You know, it’s a day-to-day, day-to-day job.” Originally from Russia, Smirnov has danced in countries all over the world and has decades of experience as a dancer, […]

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The Pennsylvania Ballet Academy Prepares for “Nutcracker Sweets”

CAMP HILL, Pa. (WPMT) — A local ballet academy is putting their spin on a Christmas classic. The students and staff of the Pennsylvania Ballet Academy were… CAMP HILL, Pa. (WPMT) — A local ballet academy is putting their spin on a Christmas classic. Pennsylvania Ballet Academy students and staff prepare for their performance of […]

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Actor and ‘Outlander’ ballet dancer Jack Burns dies aged 14

Facebook/Elite Dance Academy Jack Burns, actor and ‘Outlander’ ballet dancer, dies aged 14, Metro UK reports. The newspaper says his body was found at his home in Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland on December 1. Authorities have not revealed a cause, but say they are not treating his death as suspicious. Her classical ballet school, Elite Academy […]

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Ballet dancers from the Paris Opera hang up their shoes during a demonstration against pension reform

Published on: 10/12/2019 – 03:50Amended: 10/12/2019 – 03:48 When tens of thousands of French workers tore down tools and took to the streets to protest pension reform last Thursday, among them was a seemingly unlikely group of aggrieved picketers: ballet dancers from the Paris Opera . More accustomed to sliding on the stages to orchestral […]