Ballet academy

On Point: The Two Leading Ladies of Ballet Academy of Moses Lake

MOSES LAKE – “Stop dancing like you’re apologizing for being here!” shouts Rian Miles, shortly before being drowned out by the opening lines of Rihanna’s “Only Girl.” At one end of a studio at the Moses Lake Ballet Academy, Miles’ jazz dance students huddle together and form three lines. Three by three, the students gaze […]

Opera ballet

Ahmed Yehia of the Cairo Opera Ballet Company in the jury of the Italian competition – Stage & Street – Arts & Culture

Ahmed Yehia and his companion Anja Ahcin in Cinderella. Cairo Opera House, 2015 (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby) Ahmed Yehia, a well-known Egyptian dancer from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, will be among the jury members of the first edition of the Interdanza dance competition in Livorno, Italy. A graduate of the Higher Institute of Ballet […]

Ballet dancer

How Astrakhan State Ballet dancer Lara Paraschiv went from beginner to professional in just five years

The stories of most professional ballet dancers begin the same way. They begin their training in a local studio between the ages of 3 and 10, move on to a pre-professional school and eventually enter a company. Lara Paraschiv did not follow this script. She began her serious ballet training at age 16 and went […]