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Funds enable Isle of Wight teenager to join Kings International Ballet Academy

A 14-year-old carer from the Isle of Wight is living her dream at a dance school in Leicestershire, after raising funds to take her place – and her family couldn’t be prouder. Earlier this year, Amélie Jones was offered a coveted place at Kings International Ballet Academy, prompting her family to ask for help to […]

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Cri de coeur from the Paris Opera Ballet – a three-hour collage of nervous breakdowns

A “cry from the heart” — to use the title of Alan Lucien Øyen Cry of heart — filled the Palais Garnier this week, and it didn’t come from the stage. As the curtain fell on the first half of Øyen’s never-ending world premiere, someone shouted, loud enough for the entire audience to hear, “Let’s […]

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Disney is making a documentary about viral teenage Nigerian ballet dancer, Anthony Madu

Amid the global lockdown in 2020, a video of a young boy dancing ballet has gone viral on social media. People were more than impressed with his passion and skill, calling it impressive that he was preserving despite the conditions everyone was in. Two years after the viral sensation, Original Disney Documentary unveiled his next […]

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East TN Ballet Academy has set casting dates for production of The Nutcracker –

East TN Ballet Academy sets casting dates for Nutcracker production Posted 2:43 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 The East Tennessee Ballet Academy has set casting dates for the annual production of The Nutcracker, which will run Dec. 17 and 18 at the Bonnie Kate Theater in Elizabethton. Casting is open to boys and girls […]

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Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleksandr Shapoval was killed on the battlefield: NPR

Oleksandr Shapoval volunteered to fight after the invasion of Russia. The National Opera of Ukraine says he was killed on the battlefield. National Opera of Ukraine hide caption toggle caption National Opera of Ukraine Oleksandr Shapoval volunteered to fight after the invasion of Russia. The National Opera of Ukraine says he was killed on the […]

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Defiant ballet dancer urges protection of Ukrainian arts and culture

London’s Covent Garden will host a unique art installation to support the displaced United Ukrainian Ballet’s production of Giselle. This awesome ad from Mother teases the long-awaited event. The United Ukrainian Ballet will take the stage in London to highlight how displaced artists cannot be defeated. In the midst of the war in Ukraine, statues […]

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Disney Original Documentary Announces New Feature Film Project About Nigerian Ballet Dancer Anthony Madu

BURBANK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following a successful Telluride Film Festival premiere of the upcoming film “If These Walls Could Sing,” Disney Original Documentary today announced its upcoming feature film project, MADU. The announcement comes ahead of an appearance by Anthony Madu this weekend at D23, where a first look at the documentary will be shared exclusively with […]

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Ellesmere: The Dudleston ballet dancer is living a career dream

A YOUNG ballet dancer from Dudleston, near Ellesmere, is currently living her dream of being part of a professional Swan Lake production. Aged just nine, Arabella Wardle has been selected to be part of English Youth Ballet’s (EYB) Swan Lake at the Stoke Regent Theater from Friday 23rd September to Saturday 24th September. Earlier this […]