Ballet dancer

Death of world-renowned dancer and choreographer Iván Markó

Iván Markó, Kossuth Prize-winning dance artist, choreographer, founder and longtime director of Győr Ballet, has died aged 75. Iván Markó was born in Balassagyarmat in 1947, graduated from the National Ballet Institute in 1967, then signed a contract with the Hungarian State Opera. In 1971, he became a star dancer at the Opera, but he […]

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San Diego ballerina helps Ukrainian ballet dancer fight for his country – NBC 7 San Diego

Kirsten Allen’s true passion has always been ballet. She says it is in dance that she finds a sense of community and humanity. Feelings that have recently become more real than ever. “It was heartbreaking to watch what was happening in Ukraine and so I thought if I contacted someone from my industry, the world […]

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Former Ballet Dancer Applauds Excellence of Shen Yun Performers

DALLAS, Texas—Shen Yun Performing Arts brought the unique beauty of Chinese classical and folk dance and music to Dallas’ Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center on April 16. China, once known as the “Heavenly Empire”, has a truly glorious culture that is said to have been given by heavenly deities to earthly […]

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A Ukrainian ballet dancer prepares to perform while thinking about the war

TAMPA, Florida – The 23rd Youth America Grand Prix annual dance competition is going on in Tampa at the Straz Center for Performing Arts and there’s a dancer performing in the main event who has a strong connection to Ukraine. Maievskyi Vsevolod is from Kyiv. It was there that he learned the basics of ballet. […]

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Marigny Opera Ballet announces auditions on May 21 for its 2022-2023 season

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – The Marigny Opera Ballet is looking for dancers for its 2022-2023 season (September 2022 – April 2023). The professional contemporary ballet company is looking for dancers with solid ballet (point work is not required) and modern technique as well as high performance quality. The audition will take place on Saturday […]

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Manuel Legris at the head of the Ballet and the School of the Vienna State Opera

His arrival has many hoping he will revive the faltering fortunes of the famous company, whose viewership has plummeted in recent years. He will also direct the ballet school. Legris made his final company appearance in Paris on May 15 with a performance by John Cranko Eugene Onegin at the Palais Garnier. It was an […]

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The Andover ballet dancer will perform with Ballet Central on the upcoming four-month UK tour

TWO final year dance students from Andover will perform with renowned young dance company Ballet Central when they return to touring this spring. Jack Tyler and Joel Wright will join the company on a four-month tour of 11 venues across England, arriving in Newbury at the Corn Exchange as part of the Newbury Spring Festival […]

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The Hull ballet dancer will travel the country in an exceptional new show

A student ballet dancer from Hull is set to tour the country when she performs in an exceptional new show. Final year dance student Isabella Richardson will perform with famed dance company Ballet Central in their welcome return to touring this spring. Isabella will join the company on a four-month tour of 11 venues across […]