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Bringing Ballet Back: Centralia Ballet Academy Opens and Expands Despite Pandemic

By Carrina Stanton / For the Chronicle For Mick Gunter, pushing to reopen classes and experiences at Centralia Ballet Academy isn’t so much about profit as it is about people. Gunter, who owns the dance studio with his wife, Nancy, said he felt the kids had already given up too much because of COVID-19. As […]

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Istvan Rabovsky, ballet dancer who left Hungary, dies at 90

Mr. Rabovsky and Ms. Kovach have helped expose a wide audience to ballet through television appearances, including seven performances on the Ed Sullivan show. They danced on one of Judy Garland’s TV variety shows, performed at Radio City Music Hall and appeared in nightclubs like the Latin Quarter. They also led their own troupe, Bihari, […]

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Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo pay tribute to viral Nigerian ballet dancer

LAGOS, Nigeria – When Anthony Mmesoma Madu was filmed practicing ballet Barefoot in the pouring rain in Nigeria earlier this year, the 11-year-old thought the footage would be used for a joint film study session. Instead, the mobile phone video of him performing the pirouette without shoes on the unevenly wet concrete was seen by […]

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Viral video sees 11-year-old ballet dancer win scholarship

The American Ballet Theater in New York has awarded a scholarship to Anthony Mmesoma Madu. Anthony Mmesoma Madu is a ballet student from Nigeria. He will train at the American Ballet Theater through virtual classes before heading there in 2021. His viral video also earned the non-profit dance studio, where he currently trains, donations. Ballet […]

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11-year-old ballet dancer receives US scholarship after posting video of him dancing in the rain in Nigeria | London Evening Standard

A An 11-year-old boy whose dancing skills have stunned people around the world has been awarded a scholarship to study ballet at a prestigious academy in the United States. Video of Anthony Mmesoma Madu dancing in the rain in Lagos, Nigeria has spread across the internet as social media users praised the 11-year-old for breaking […]

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Viola Davis tweets about an 11-year-old Nigerian ballet dancer

Barefoot and gracefully dancing a ballet on a soggy street in Lagos, Nigeria, 11 Anthony Madu shows how passion and doing what you love the most, no matter what, can be the first step to making your dreams come true. Madu went viral after her dance teacher at Leap of Dance Academy shared the impressive […]

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11-year-old Nigerian ballet dancer receives scholarship offer after viral video

Anthony Mmesoma Madu, 11, from Nigeria, caught the world’s attention when a video of the young boy practicing ballet in the rain went viral on social media with hundreds of users admiring his talent . Since then, Madu has attracted a new fan base from all over the world and it has now been revealed […]

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11-YEAR-OLD BALLET DANCER GETS SCHOLARSHIP AFTER VIDEO OF HIM DANCING IN RAIN GOES VIRAL

Anthony Mmesoma Madu, an 11-year-old Nigerian boy, has been offered several scholarships, including one to one of America’s most elite and distinguished ballet schools, after a video of him dancing under the rain has gone viral. “A friend who lives in the UK sent me the video,” said Cynthia Harvey, artistic director of ABT Jacqueline […]

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11-year-old ballet dancer receives prestigious dance scholarship offer – BOTWC

This is how you invest in the next generation! An 11-year-old boy from Nigeria has been offered a scholarship to a top dance school in New York after a video of him dancing in the rain went viral, according to People. Anthony Mmesoma Madu recorded a video of himself showing off his ballet skills outside […]

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Charlotte Ballet Academy does Safety Dance – in a parking lot | WFAE 90.7

The other day, Kati Mayo was looking across the parking lot next to the Charlotte Ballet on North Tryon Street. It was early in the morning. A light breeze blew through the air. “And it took my breath away, how beautiful it was,” said Charlotte Ballet Academy’s artistic coordinator. She was, of course, referring to […]