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See ‘Seussical Jr.’ from the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy Oct. 29-Nov. 7 – Daily newsletter

The Inland Pacific Ballet Academy’s production of “Seussical Jr.”, with a cast of young people ages 6-18, opens at 7 p.m. Friday, October 29 at the Inland Pacific Ballet Academy Studio Theater 7, 9061 Central Ave., Montclair. Performances continue at 7 p.m. on October 30 and November 4 and 6, and at 2 p.m. on […]

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Sae Eun Park, first Asian prima ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet

When Sae Eun Park auditioned for the oldest ballet institution in the world, her hotel room in Paris was so small that she couldn’t fully stretch her legs. A decade later, the South Korean became the first Asian ballerina to reach the top ‘étoile’ – or ‘star’ – rank in the Paris Opera Ballet’s 352-year […]

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Greenwich Ballet Academy returns to GHS Performing Arts Center for The Nutcracker 2021

Greenwich Ballet Academy’s jaw-dropping family production of The Nutcracker is back on stage. Performances will be November 13 at 7:45 p.m. and November 14 at 2 p.m. at the Greenwich High School Performing Arts Center. “We love kicking off the holiday season every year with The Nutcracker,” said Patricia Franklin, President of Geenwich Ballet Academy. […]

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Ballet dancer who used ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually assault students jailed

A The former English National Ballet dancer who used his ‘fame and prestige’ to sexually assault four young female students has been jailed for nine years. Yat-Sen Chang, 50, inappropriately touched teenagers during massages at two dance schools in London between 2009 and 2016. The Cuban joined the English National Ballet in 1993 and was […]

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A famous ballet dancer gets 9 years in prison for sexually assaulting a student

A former principal ballet dancer with the English National Ballet has been sentenced to nine years in prison for more than a dozen counts of assault and rape against his students. Yat-Sen Chang, 49, was convicted in a London court in May of 13 charges, including a student who said the dance teacher forced her […]

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10 contemporary ballet choreographers who are innovating the art form

Throughout the long history of ballet, there have always been contemporary choreographers who have put their own stamp on this art form. “A contemporary ballet choreographer is one who honors and understands the history of ballet while finding ways to innovate and make relevant what is happening in the present,” says UNCSA School of Dance […]

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The South Korean becomes the first Asian to reach the top of the Paris Opera Ballet in its 352-year history

“I believe that art – not just dance – transcends nationality and race” Park Sae-eun became the first Asian to reach the top of the Paris Opera Ballet. The 31-year-old ballerina has achieved the rank of “star” or “star”, which is the highest rank in the prestigious ballet. Park’s performance is the first Asian performance […]

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The Paris Opera Ballet performs Le Rouge et le Noir by Stendhal

Expensive and risky: three-act ballets are a major investment for dance companies. The Paris Opera Ballet spared no effort to ensure that its first novelty in 13 years, that of Pierre Lacotte The Red and the Black, based on the novel of the same name by Stendhal, would at least be spectacular. Some 400 costumes […]

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Kamal Singh: first Indian ballet dancer at the English National Ballet School

Kamal Singh: first Indian ballet dancer at the English National Ballet School A ballet prodigy overcomes obstacles to break down boundaries Diaspora October 18, 2021 Singh’s natural flexibility allowed him to excel in ballet despite a late start (Photo: Kamal Singh’s Instagram) Featured in Forbes Asia’s 30 under 30 list of 2021, Kamal Singh broke […]

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“Art transcends race”: the first Asian star ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet

When Sae Eun Park auditioned for the oldest ballet institution in the world, her hotel room in Paris was so small that she couldn’t fully stretch her legs. A decade later, the South Korean became the first Asian ballerina to reach the top “star” – or “star” – rank in the Paris Opera Ballet’s 352-year […]

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Win a house and help a child…like this ballet dancer and brain cancer survivor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The money raised this year Norton Children’s Hospital Raffle and Snowball will benefit the Norton Children’s Cancer Institute. It is one of the oldest oncology programs in the United States. Together with UdeL doctor suppliers, they are helping to save lives like that of 17-year-old Jennah Blair. Jennah just completed radiation […]

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Rochester City Ballet dancer says he’s ‘alive again’ ahead of another performance

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – Rochester City Ballet is preparing for its first indoor performance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Terrifically Theatrical” will debut Friday, October 8 at Theater @ Innovation Square in Rochester. Artistic director Robert Gardner looked for the best way to capture the sense of anticipation on Tuesday during News 8 […]

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‘Birds of Paradise’ sheds light on Ballet Academy’s struggles and connections

Amazon Diana Silvers stars as taciturn ballet dancer Kate Sanders in new YA drama birds of paradisewhich begins slowly but eventually explodes with passion, tension and dread, though, like the ballerina herself, it only blossoms after about 30 minutes. In an early expositional dump, Kate is established as a shy, friendless teenager, the kind of […]

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Ballet dancer Dusty Button and husband Mitchell Taylor Button accused of sexually abusing young dancers in trial

BOSTON — Former Boston Ballet star Dusty Button and her husband, Mitchell Taylor Button, are accused of sexually abusing multiple dancers, including a minor, according to a federal lawsuit. Taylor Button was charged over the summer, but an updated complaint filed Thursday also named his wife. Dusty Button was a ballerina for Boston Ballet from […]