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ballet academy makes a virtual visit to the land of snow | News

They won’t perform live this year, but students from the Inland Pacific Ballet, which has its studio in Montclair, presented an enchanting performance of The Nutcracker in a digital streaming video that can be viewed through Saturday. January 2 on a computer. , tablet, smartphone or smart TV. Six of the girls reside in the […]

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Faces of the arts shutdown: Ballet dancer Lucas Ataide: ‘It’s been a roller coaster ride’

On Saturday, Lucas Ataide danced on stage for a live audience for the first time in nine months. In this case, ticket buyers were seated in cars in the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot for two performances of the “Nutcracker” ballet. Ataide, principal dancer with the City Ballet of San Diego, couldn’t really see the […]

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Faces of the arts shutdown: Ballet dancer Lori Hernández: ‘It’s absolutely heartbreaking’

Ever since Lori Hernández started dancing ballet at the age of 3, performing in the “Nutcracker” ballet has been an annual, uninterrupted ritual. But this fall — for the first time in 22 years — the Chula Vista resident isn’t dancing in any production of “The Nutcracker.” The pandemic has dried up all opportunities for […]

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REVIEW: It takes incredible strength to be a ballet dancer, shows ‘On Pointe’ | Television

Ballet thrives on talent. Never mind the other deciding factors when it comes to casting. If a dancer has no talent, the roles will not come. The brutal truth comes out in “On Pointe,” a six-part documentary series on Disney+ that shows what goes on behind the scenes at New York City Ballet. By playing […]

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The Alamo Heights ballet dancer leaps onto the world stage and lands the role of ‘Plum’ in the local production of ‘The Nutcracker’

Kate Thomas, Children’s Ballet of San Antonio, Sugar Plum Fair, The Nutcracker/Photo-Children’s Ballet of San Antonio SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A sophomore at Alamo Heights High School is making her way onto the world stage, one pirouette at a time. Kate Thomas, who recently turned 16, has been invited to join the one-year program […]

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The Colorado Ballet Academy offers exceptional training in any format

Let’s face it, 2020 has been full of surprises. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the dance world to adhere to social distancing measures, ballet schools have had to create innovative approaches to deliver high quality training. With that in mind, what should aspiring dancers look for in an intensive or pre-professional summer program this coming […]

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Gabe Stone Shayer, Philly native and ballet dancer, wins $50,000 artistic prize | Arts

NEW YORK – Philadelphia native, rising ballet dancer and choreographer Gabe Stone Shayer has been selected to receive the Levinson Arts Achievement Award, a $50,000 grant made possible by Robert A. Levinson and Patricia S. Levinson through their fund of the New York Community Trust. Shayer, 26, was recently promoted to soloist with American Ballet […]

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Retired ballet dancer promotes diversity as artistic director of Urban Nutcracker

By Ed Karvoski Jr., Culture Editor Tony Williams with the cast of Anthony Williams Urban Nutcracker at the Shubert Theater in Boston in December 2018.photo/courtesy Peter Paradise Photography Jamaica Plain – Longtime dance teacher, Tony Williams draws on his two decades of experience performing internationally with major ballet companies to guide dancers ranging from children […]

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The Greenwich Ballet Academy dances around Covid with a digital production of The Nutcracker

Greenwich Ballet Academy has jumped and thrown in response to Covid, closing last March for studio classes and reopening July 6. Before closing again on November 12, when Port Chester received a Covid-19 Orange Zone designation, the non-profit ballet school brainstormed a way for dancers to perform The Nutcracker, one of two highly anticipated annual […]