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Ballet dancer celebrating rise to the elite of the Royal Ballet School

A TALENTED young ballet dancer from a dance school in Bury celebrates winning a place at the prestigious Royal Ballet School. Eliana Tse, nine, from Chadderton, auditioned against hundreds of other students from across the UK – just a handful were offered a junior associate’s place. Eliana started ballet as a complete debutante two years […]

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Charlotte Ballet dancer Andrès Trezevant is a rising star

Charlotte Ballet dancer Andrès Trezevant has moved a lot for someone who just turned 23. He was born in Tucson, then moved to Belgium and attended high school in Las Vegas before moving to Chicago. Movement is his thing. His high school, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, was a magnetic school about 10 minutes […]

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Obituary: Dorset ballet dancer Joan Harris who doubled for Moira Shearer in The Red Shoes

Famous ballet dancer Joan Neergaard, née Harris, has died in Christchurch aged 100. The legendary dancer, who was ballet mistress in the famous film The Red Shoes, died at Avon Lee Lodge Care Home, Christchurch, which was her home for seven years. Joan didn’t just teach ballet for The Red Shoes, she also played a […]

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Ballet dancer who founded Charleston company arrested in husband’s shooting death | Local and national news

The founder of the short-lived Charleston-based American National Ballet was arrested last week and charged with killing her ex-husband. Ashley Benefield, 28, has been charged with second degree murder in the September 27 shooting death of Doug Benefield, 58. The couple, separated and living in Florida, have been embroiled in a custody battle over their […]

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Ex-ballet dancer, 28, charged after ‘shooting and killing her 59-year-old ex-husband’

A former ballet dancer was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband at a Florida gated community home in September. Ashley Christina Benefield, 28, went to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday. After a five-week investigation, sheriff’s office detectives have informed Benefield’s attorneys that they plan to charge […]