Ballet dancer

Washougal ballet dancer to play Blue Fairy in Portland Ballet’s ‘The Enchanted Toysshop’

Cassidy Morris has traveled the United States for the past 10 years in her quest to become a successful ballet dancer and hopes to launch a professional career that could take her to farther places as soon as next year. But for now, the 18-year-old Washougal resident is once again relishing the opportunity to dance […]

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Pacific Ballet Academy stages a sensory production of “The Nutcracker” | New

From its initial setting at a family Christmas party to its second-act dancing candy extravaganza led by the famed Sugar Plum Fairy, it’s easy to see why the ballet “Nutcracker” has become a seasonal staple for kids. families. To ensure that more families have the chance to enjoy the holiday spectacle, Pacific Ballet Academy is […]

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Centralia Ballet Academy: New Stories, Action Mark Upcoming “Nutcracker” Show at Corbet Theater

Centralia Ballet Academy: New Stories, Action Mark Upcoming Show at Corbet Theater By Carrina Stanton / For the Chronicle It’s a hard-earned victory to arrive at this year’s “Nutcracker” performance. Centralia Ballet Academy has offered a full production of “The Nutcracker” since 2017. Then came COVID-19 in 2020, and the studio pivoted to create a […]

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At the Marigny Opera Ballet, the Saints score | Entertainment/Life

When the Marigny Opera Ballet created Book of Saints in 2017, general manager and librettist Dave Hurlbert was finally able to breathe. What the audience saw was a miracle of convergence in which the choreography, music, dancers and staging were in perfect alignment with the performance space and the ambitious vision of the professional ballet […]

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Ballet dancer Misty Copeland talks about her favorite workout and her personal approach to self-care

Chances are you recognize ballet dancer Misty Copeland from her performances with American Ballet Theatre. Her movements may seem graceful and effortless to the audience, but Copeland’s journey to that coveted Lincoln Center stage was anything but. Now, after nearly three decades in the industry, the dancer embodies passion and confidence it can only come […]

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Meet the Atown Ballet Dancer Who Fulfilled His Billy Elliot Dream

WHEN you think of a young working-class boy performing ballet, you’re probably drawn to the movie Billy Elliot – and that’s exactly how Andersonstown man Luc Burns got into the art form. After a short stint in the United States during the summer where he performed with the Ajkun Ballet Theatre, Luc is preparing to […]

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José Martinez appointed director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet

When Aurélie Dupont unexpectedly stepped down as dance director of the Paris Opera Ballet last June, the company and fans wondered who would be next to lead the 154-member troupe. The POB opened its season in September without a dance director, and now the long-awaited announcement has arrived that José Martinez will take the role […]